WLRN | by Alex Harris and Colleen Wright | April 22, 2021
Miami-Dade County, the fourth-largest school district in the nation, became the first Southern school district to commit to an ambitious goal: switching to “clean energy” entirely by 2030.
The resolution didn’t define clean energy, but traditionally that means switching away from fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy, like switching to electric buses and more schools powered by solar energy.
Still, the resolution represents a victory for parents and students who developed and pushed for the proposal, passed unanimously with no debate in a Wednesday school board meeting.
Image: Solar array floats out as FPL and Miami-Dade County launched a half-acre 402-panel floating solar array generating 160 kilowatts of power into the Blue Lagoon adjacent to Miami International Airport on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Carl Juste/The Miami Herald