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Environmental and Conservation Services (ECS) is one of five departments under Facilities Management. ECS is responsible for the District's compliance with all environmental regulations and for providing assistance to schools and departments dealing with environmental and health-related issues. ECS acts as a regulator, educator and consultant. In addition, the District's School Sustainability initiative is led by ECS and provides resources to schools and departments interested in waste reduction & recycling, energy & water conservation, and other green practices that create a healthy school environment.

ECS is responsible for a wide variety of environmental programs and initiatives.

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At A Glance

Frequently Asked Questions

Natural Resource Management Natural Resource  Management

Asbestos & Demolitions Asbestos & Demolitions

What's new @ ECS?

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) - Check out the New IAQ Tips for Teachers which was originally developed with the American Lung Association as part of the District's Asthma-Friendly Schools program

Electronic Waste - Find out more about the District's new Electronic waste (e-waste) recycling program for schools and departments 

School Sustainability
Check out the 2017 Green School Recognition Program Award Winners!
New recycling posters are available! Place your order online at Recycling Poster Order Form
- Check out the District's Sustainability Newsletter here: Green Scene Archives



Team ECS

Director's Corner

Paul Strauss is the Director of the Environmental & Conservation Services Department. He has held the Director's position since 2012, but has worked for the School District of Palm Beach County for 28 years


Purpose Statement

ECS provides healthful learning & working environments while building the foundation for a greener future.

Vision Statement

The School District of Palm Beach envisions a dynamic collaborative multicultural community where education and lifelong learning are valued and supported, and all learners reach their highest potential and succeed in the global economy.

Mission Statement

The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to providing a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach his or her highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the knowledge, skills, and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive careers.