Barnesville Wins Green Schools Alliance National Green Cup Challenge
Posted 03/15/2017 11:23AM


The Green Schools Alliance recently announced that Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences won the  2017 Green Cup Challenge, a national award for energy savings and behavior change and education.

In its announcement, the Green Schools Alliance stated the following: “In 2014, Barnesville conducted an energy audit which led them to some important energy upgrades, including new windows and LED lighting fixtures throughout the school. Those upgrades were coupled with a school-wide education effort for teachers and students focused on personal actions for energy efficiency, such as turning off lights and computers and following guidelines for temperature set points. Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences reduced their electricity consumption by 38.0%!”

Barnesville is proud to be one of only four independent private schools in Montgomery County certified as a Maryland Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE).

“Students play an active role in earning and maintaining the School’s status as a Green School, participating in environmental stewardship programs such as the Green Cup Challenge,” said Barnesville Assistant Head of School, Vickie Roos.

Green Schools Alliance connects and empowers champions who are creating healthy and sustainable schools. The Green Cup Challenge engages K-12 schools to compete with schools around the globe to reduce their energy use. 

Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is an independent private school in Montgomery County, Maryland offering innovative preschool through 8th grade programs. Cross-curricular teaching encourages students to explore how subjects relate to one another, helping them to make connections that spark inquiry and deepen understanding. Small classes enable skilled teachers to engage each child in an academically challenging environment. Our 30-acre campus is our extended classroom, and we integrate nature into everyday learning. Barnesville is certified as a Maryland Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education, demonstrating achievement in curriculum and instruction, community partnerships, and best management practices.