News & Events
Read up on the latest environmental headlines; we hope to keep our community and fellow students up-to-date with the latest information regarding our earth's health!
HEAL launches their first environmental health camp
July 20th, 2021 | HEAL
HEAL is thrilled to launch our first ever Environmental Health camp for an amazing group of rising fifth graders at Neabsco Elementary School in Woodbridge, VA. We are thankful to the fantastic leadership of Neabsco ES, Principal Tsang and Assistant Principal Levicchi for partnering with us. Also, we appreciate the support of One World - From Science to Service, a student run non-profit organization, for sponsoring this camp with us.
We also welcomed the new Prince William County Schools Superintendent, Dr. LaTanya McDade to our workshop on water filtration systems.
Advocating for an Office of Sustainability in Prince William County, Virginia
April 28th, 2021 | HEAL
HEAL was proud to partner with other environmental champions such as the Greater Prince William Climate Action Network and Mothers Out front to advocate for an Office of Sustainability on Prince William County and signed on to a letter of support for the sustainability initiatives. Also, HEAL President Arman Lateef and HEAL EN-bassador, Fares Elsherbiny, spoke strongly at the April 6th County Board of Supervisor meeting as they were deliberating about the County’s budget for this year. We urged the Board to allocate budget funds to hire several staff for an Office of Energy and Sustainability that will focus on the development and creation of a JUST and EQUITABLE climate action plan for PWC.
On April 28th, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) adopted the FY22 budget that included, for the first time in the county’s history, funding for a Sustainability Program that will consist of $200,000 for the creation of an Office of Sustainability and a Sustainability Commission, and $450,000 for a Community Energy Master Plan/Sustainability Plan.
Prince William County Superintendent's Advisory Council on Sustainability (SACS)
November 17th, 2020 | HEAL
During the winter of 2020, HEAL Vice President Tony Bright was chosen to be part of the Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Sustainability. He was honored to be one of the student members of this board. SACS’s collective purpose is to gather and discern information in order to recommend actions to reduce the overall carbon footprint, protect the environment and realize cost savings with emerging clean energy technologies throughout the county.
Within SACS, Tony is closely involved with the Environmental Literacy and County Collaboration committees, working along with many of the environmental administrators, advocators, and teachers working towards a cleaner PWCS. HEAL recruited Mrs. Jeanne Jabara, leading the charge on environmental education as an incredibly inspiring educator and an environmental scientist. We look forward to working together on environmental education/initiatives for K-12 this year.