Lake Anne Elementary School was recognized by National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program.
Lake Anne Elementary School was recognized by National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program for exceptional achievement in ‘greening’ physical structure and grounds, conserving natural resources and integrating environmental education into curricula. It is one of five schools so honored in the county to win the Green Flag, Eco-Schools USA’s highest honor. To win the Green Flag, Lake Anne’s students, parents and staff tackled a host of sustainability initiatives that began with forming an Eco-Action team; auditing facility energy efficiency, waste disposal and other environmental impact areas; and instituting environmental-themed curricula. These steps led to a rainwater barrel, monthly Walk and Roll to Schools, recycling paper, recycling juice boxes in the cafeteria, and many other projects, all designed to raise environmental and natural awareness, cut waste, increase student engagement and save money for the school.