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Green schools

Every day, approximately 25 percent of Americans go to school or college every day as students, teachers, staff, faculty and administrators.

When you look at our schools today, you see outdated buildings in need of repairs, burdened with unsafe toxins, dwindling budgets and outdated resources - in place of opportunity and progress. By promoting the design and construction of green schools, and by greening the operations and maintenance of existing schools, we can make a tremendous impact on student health, school operational costs and the environment.

High-performing schools result in high-performing students, and green schools go far beyond bricks and mortar. We see an opportunity to educate a new generation of leaders—sustainability natives—capable of driving global market transformation.

The Center for Green Schools was established to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play. We believe that everyone, from the kindergartner entering the classroom to the Ph.D. student performing research in a lab, should have the ability to learn in green buildings. The Center works directly with teachers, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to create programs, resources and partnerships that transform all schools into healthy learning environments.

We support: green schools for everyone within this generation. In 2010, we launched the Center for Green Schools to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play. We believe that everyone—from the kindergartner entering the classroom to the PhD student performing research in a lab—should have the opportunity to learn in green buildings.

Related Campaign

Learn more about our campaign for green schools.

The Paid-From-Savings Guide to Green Existing Buildings

Provides information to help building facilities managers and energy service companies (ESCOs) leverage utility cost savings to fund comprehensive green building retrofits.