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 school board meeting.

Source: Alex Harris, Colleen Wright – Miami Herald, WLRN

Image credit: CARL JUSTE, MIAMI HERALD (half-acre 402-panel floating solar array)