FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA – Today, Fairfax County School Board Member Karl Frisch’s campaign for reelection was endorsed by the Sierra Club, one of the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. Frisch, who has represented Providence District since his election in 2019 and now serves as the Board’s Vice Chair, has championed environmental initiatives during his tenure.
“I am grateful to have Sierra Club’s support. Whether it’s transitioning our enormous diesel bus fleet to electric alternatives or moving toward net-zero facilities, the progress we are making to green our school division is considerable,” said Frisch. “I am proud of the work our Board has done to protect our environment and address the threat of climate change. Our conservation efforts are saving us nearly $10 million a year – that’s money we put right back into the classroom to further student success.”
Frisch served as one of the School Board’s two representatives on the Joint Environmental Task Force (JET), which worked with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, students, and community members to develop climate and sustainability commitments that are moving the County and school division to a zero-waste and carbon-neutral future by 2030 and 2040, respectively. Additionally, Frisch co-sponsored the Board’s first funding measures for the school division’s solar power initiatives and the transition of its enormous diesel school bus fleet to electric alternatives.
Providence District includes Tysons, Dunn Loring, Idylwood, Merrifield, Mantua, Oakton, and parts of Fairfax, Falls Church, and Vienna. Early voting begins Friday, September 22 and Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.