Northern Virginia Magazine – Features Lanier MS

Northern Virginia Magazine features Lanier MS Permanent Green Flag Journey.

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Green Flag Reflection

Lanier MS Video

Check out the video highlighting the Permanent Green Flag reflection by teachers and students. An Amazing Green Journey!Maya_Lauren

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Lanier Eco-team Interview @ Emerald Planet TV Show

Casting a wider net, we promoted the importance of ecosystem stewardship and what Lanier’s students are doing in this area with live interview on Emerald Planet. The first section is from teacher’s perspective, Mrs. Faiza Alam, followed by City Superintendent, Dr. Phyllis Pajardo, then students/parent (Lauren, Ryan, Ms. Phillips), and the assistant principal, Mr. Kevin Greata.

Interview at Emerald Planet TV Show

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Lanier MS – 1st school in USA to receive a permanent Green Flag status by Eco-Schools USA Program!

WJLA /ABC7 TV coverage

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Lanier MS honored by National Wildlife Federation – Eco Schools USA Program, with permanent Green Flag status for student led environmental projects – 1st in the nation to receive this award!

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Lanier MS receives 1st place @ Caring for Our Watershed Contest!

Lanier Middle School’s Eco-Team wins 1st place at the Caring for Our Watershed Contest held at George Mason University on April 23, 2019. Students also participated in the Student Environmental Action Showcase; and Our Power session, developing policy with Government officials and advocacy groups.


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Emerald Planet (Channel 10) – interview with Faiza Alam (Lanier teacher)

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Lanier MS receives permanent Green Flag status!

Lanier MS is awarded the 4th Eco-Schools USA Green Flag which makes Lanier a “Permanent” Eco-School.

“A school is considered to be a permanent Eco-School once it has gained its fourth Green Flag, as Eco-Schools USA Program feel a school’s culture has changed to include sustainability as a binding thread of its fabric, as important as academics and student safety.”

Lanier MS has been pretty much been an Eco-School as long NWF has hosted the program in the United States!  Lanier was the first Eco-School in Virginia to earn the Green Flag and now as well the first to earn 4 Green Flags and permanent status. Lanier is very proud of their students’ and staff’s accomplished!

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CBF Potomac River Educational Program

The Fairfax County Times put together a terrific story about the schools’ work citywide, and it focused on the innovation produced by science teacher Faiza Alam at Lanier Middle School.

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2018 Virginia Naturally School Recognition Award

“Great news for the Lanier Middle School environmental education program!  We have once again been recognized as a Virginia Naturally School, Year 7, for efforts during the 2017-18 school year for supporting environmental conservation and stewardship!”

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2018 Green Ribbon School Award Ceremony

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Education Director Louisa Koch, Director of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy James L. Elder, and Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Heming joined Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan today to congratulate Lanier Middle School, City of Fairfax School and Fairfax County Public School on their achievements at 2018 Green Ribbon School Award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

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Lanier MS featured in “The Connections to Your Community” newspaper. Link below:


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