Leon County Schools Announce Green Efforts

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

Leon County Schools has already saved more than $2 million dollars by reducing its consumption of electricity.

The school system announced Wednesday at Cobb Middle School that it's ramping up efforts, going even further with sustainable programs.

The school system purchased compressed natural gas buses with federal dollars and six more will be added to the fleet this summer. Besides saving money, educators are excited to teach kids about the environment.

Manny Joanos is the Director of Energy for Leon County schools. He said, "It is vitally important that we educate the children in really being a better steward of the environment than we have been."

Children at the different schools are enjoying being a part of the efforts. The school system plans on recycling thousands of old fluorescent light bulbs and replacing them with new energy-efficient bulbs, a move that is estimated to save taxpayers up to $425,000 dollars a year.

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