To evaluate the current state of our school systems sustainability by analyzing the
effectiveness of our
plan and environmental stewardship through education.
In June 2008, the Harford County Board of Education reaffirmed their commitment to
becoming a more
and sustainable organization with their approval of our
Management Plan . This
Plan provides a framework toward our
The purposes of this policy are to establish Board goals and objectives relating to
stewardship; to facilitate responsible conservation practices; to emphasize
environmental education curriculum; to allow Harford County Public Schools
(HCPS) to comply with current and future regulations relating to energy
management and conservation; to establish practices that will be applied
to all aspects of HCPS operation to include but not limited to Operations
and Facilities Management, Transportation, Planning and Construction,
Purchasing, and School Based Decisions.
The purpose of these procedures are to establish administrative regulations which
implement the Board of
Policy and establish specific criteria and requirements relating to energy
use, conservation, and sustainability at all levels of HCPS operations.
Our schools rely on the efforts performed by many supporting departments. Below are
some of those
and highlights of their efforts to promote our students wellbeing and
the organizations sustainability. Our individual departments work with
the Office Of Resource and Energy Conservation to evaluate their current
practices and identify new processes to consider implementing
Many or our new schools are equipped with energy saving technologies to reduce
consumption and have a
impact. Some of these technologies include:
One of our goals in the Office Of Resource and Energy Conservation is to educate and
assist the parents
who are a vital part
of our school community. We hope that you will find useful information on our
website as it applies
to our efforts in maintaining a healthy atmosphere for your children. Our goal as an
system is to provide the highest level of education in facilities that mirror the
concepts that we teach.
Do you know what is in the plastic you use to drink or eat from?
One of our goals in the Office of Resource and Energy Conservation to promote an
program while creating an atmosphere that is exciting and motivating for our
students. The Harford
Educational Leadership Program or HELP is designed to provide resources, information
that facilitate that goal. Please use this website to gather information about our
other environmental link that may help you.
Our goal in the Office of Resource and Energy Conservation is to help our
educators teach the next
generation of environmentally
responsible citizens. This website has many tools and resources for you and your
to use and incorporate into your lessons. But there is always some new great
everyday, so we welcome any ideas, lessons, or projects that you would like to
post for the
benefit of students and teachers. In addition, we would love to post the
those on our school community.
Teachers! Have your students conduct an
Single-stream Recycling Video:
Recycling - (WMRA)
The Tools for Schools Program is intended to assist the teachers,
students, and staff in
monitoring and maintaining a healthy
learning environment to work and learn in.
For more information on the Tools for Schools Program, follow this