First off, there’s the great school system. St. Johns County schools have never earned less than an A grade since district grades have been released. You can read a bit more about that here. What’s more, Nease High School achieved a rank of 80 on The Washington Post‘s 2011 High School Challenge, the highest ranking in the county.
Second, there’s the county’s commitment to using biodiesel fuel in its fleet vehicles. By turning waste vegetable oil into biodiesel, the county saves money on fuel costs and reduces air and water pollution. In fact, the county biodiesel program has significantly reduced the amount of fats, oils and greases (FOG) that would typically wind up in the sewer system. That means fewer overflows, less water pollution and significant savings on clean up costs and potential EPA fines.
Read more about the St. Johns County biodiesel program (PDF).
What do you love about living in St. Johns County? Leave me your thoughts in the comments section…