Sustainable Schools
This team is committed to fostering healthy relationships with the Fairport Central School District

Join a team of people collaborating with
Color Penfield Green and Color Pittsford Green to:


  • Create a presentation outlining the importance of Sustainability in education and in practice within the Fairport Central School District

  • Request a Sustainability Committee and Sustainability Action Plan for our school district

  • Initiate conversations about reusable lunch trays, reducing waste across the district, and the potential of replacing diesel buses with electric ones.

This work will involve developing the presentation we will deliver to the Board of Education and Superintendent, identifying allies within the district (parents and staff) who are interested in promoting this effort, and connecting with students who are passionate about this work and interested in collaborating with us.

Our schools are at the heart of our work


Before Color Fairport Green had a formal name or was connected with the larger Color Your Community Green initiative, this group was established as a way for parents and Fairport citizens to collaborate and bring environmental awareness to the schools in our area.

  • We met with almost all of the school administrators to ask both how we might be of service, and that the district specifically add a focus on the environment in the classroom and in their administration.


  • We organized volunteers at the Minerva Deland School to collect returnable bottles and redeem them for a fund that benefits the students.

  • We met with the Fairport High School Green Team to open the door to future collaborations.

  • We promoted Noah’s Recycling and assisted with his community clean-up.

  • We sponsored a garden bed through the JP Victory Garden project, and have plans to volunteer with the school when it is safe to do so.

  • We compiled a list of questions from the community to pose to the candidates for the BOE vacancies ahead of the May 18th vote.


As CFG grows and the scope of our work increases, we remain committed to fostering healthy relationships with the Fairport Central School District. 

Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with our school district on sustainable practices and policies. 

Contact us to join this committee!

May 18, 2021

School Board Questions

CFG board members offered the BOE candidates an opportunity to let us know their thoughts on various environmental and sustainability topics. We received replies from two candidates, which are available to view in our Facebook group.