CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Schools are taking steps toward becoming more environmentally friendly.

On Thursday, April 11, the school board passed a resolution saying the division will use less water and energy in its schools.

The division will also work with city staff to better identify the next steps it can take to make schools more energy efficient.

"I think it’s just a really key moment in trying to set a foundation for the city and schools together working for a unified vision,” Kirk Vizzier, Charlottesville's energy management coordinator, said.

Charlottesville City Schools will also look at potential ways to improve practices within the division in order to help reduce its carbon footprint.