May 29, 2013
Raul Rodrigez and Michelle Rodrigez, students at Lynbrook Elementary, hang air quality flags as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's School Flag Program, which help teachers and students know what the air quality is expected to be daily. The school is the first in the county to adopt the program.
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Lynbrook Elementary School, in partnership with TrailsforYouth.Org, is raising special, colored flags every morning to help teachers, students and members of the community be aware of daily air quality conditions. The effort is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s School Flag Program. Lynnbrook is the first public school in Fairfax County to start a new flag program to identify air quality pollution days to help students and the community to stay healthy.