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January 2012

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Published on January 31, 2012 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

A growing body of research indicates that students learn better when they learn firsthand through hands-on experiences. At the Center for Green Schools, we think the same is true for everybody else, including the millions of teachers who dedicate their lives to educating our children. That’s why the Center, along with our friends at...

Published on January 31, 2012 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earlier this month, USGBC launched its first of seven 2012 advocacy campaigns initiatives. The aim of the kick-off Leadership with LEED campaign is to grow green building and expand the use of LEED.

Why?

Shouldn't all government buildings, funded with taxpayer money...

Published on January 27, 2012 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Advocacy and policy

Chicago: Home of the Cubs, the Blues Brothers, deep-dish pizza, and more LEED-certified municipal buildings than any other city in the U.S.(Not to mention Chicago ranks #1 in total square footage of LEED space, and the entire state of Illinois ranks third in the country on a...

Published on January 27, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Initiatives

There are certain times and events throughout history that can be described with one word or phrase and require no further explanation. These words instantly evoke a deep sense of meaning, knowledge and even emotion. Words and phrases like: Challenger space shuttle, 9/11 and Columbine all bring to mind catastrophic events that have unfolded...

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