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Published on February 7, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

There are three words that strike fear in college students everywhere: “the real world.” People look back fondly on their college years, remembering late nights partying or doing things they would never dream of doing now. Others look back and remember late nights of studying and rigorous coursework. For many, it’s a mix of the two. Whatever...

Published on February 7, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off the Green Schools National Conference (GSNC), a gathering of K-12 school administrators, teachers, students and parents this month, focused on the greening of the nation’s schools.

The GSNC, set for Feb...

Published on February 7, 2012 Written by Kristin Ferguson Posted in Center for Green Schools

Over the last three and a half years, I’ve had the pleasure of watching colleges and universities across the country prove their ability to lead and innovate as sustainability doers. Green buildings are a starting point for institutional leadership, but by no means the end. From students and faculty, to staff and senior administrators, to...

Published on February 7, 2012 Written by Sheri Brezinka Posted in Center for Green Schools

How can we facilitate major change in the way Minnesotans think about green schools? This was the question under discussion at USGBC Minnesota’s Green Schools Committee meeting a year ago. The committee had been struggling with how to get the message about the benefits of healthy, cost effective, high performance schools to the large and...

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