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Mission

Vision: It is the vision of the West Virginia Sustainable Schools program that the sustainability of our communities is intertwined into the decision making and curriculum of the state's K-12 education system.

Mission: The West Virginia Sustainable Schools program recognizes West Virginia schools that integrate sustainability literacy in the curricula, model best management practices within the school facility, and help build healthy and sustainable communities.

Priorities: The program will increase sustainability literacy in WV classrooms, increase sustainable processes and functions in school facilities, utilize the school facility as a tool for education, and serve as a vehicle for the US Green Ribbon Schools program.

Goals: By the end of the 2013 - 2014 school year, the West Virginia Sustainable Schools program will recognize at least five WV Sustainable Schools, provide professional development and technical assistance to schools or school districts, connect schools with local resources to aid in the implementation of local Sustainable School programs, and nominate four schools and one district for the US Green Ribbon Schools program.

Strategies: To facilitate the above goals, the program will create the WV Sustainable Schools advisory council and structure, stabilize funding, align the program with the US Green Ribbon Schools program, and further develop partnerships to aid in the implementation of the program.