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Published on 29 Jul 2014 Written by Hannah Debelius Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools is thrilled to introduce six new organizers for Green Apple Day of Service 2014.

The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on...

Published on 23 Jul 2014 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

We are 10 weeks out from the official Green Apple Day of Service, but that didn't stop anyone at Aptitud Community Academy in San Jose, Calif., from getting his or her hands dirty this weekend.

On Sunday, July 20, I spent the day with...

Published on 29 May 2014 Written by Joshua Lasky Posted in Center for Green Schools

Congressman Jim Matheson, Chair of the Congressional Green Schools Caucus, and the Center for Green Schools recently co-hosted an event on Capitol Hill to honor 4-year colleges and universities highlighted in The Princeton Review...

Published on 06 May 2014 Written by Hannah Debelius Posted in Center for Green Schools

More than 265,000 students at 109 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada participated in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014, competing to reduce their energy and water use on campus. Collectively, they saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity — equivalent to...

Published on 24 Apr 2014 Written by Kimberly Lewis Posted in Center for Green Schools

This month, Kimberly Tseng (LEED AP BD+C) was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers - volunteer leaders whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. 

Tseng has been a key asset in the launch of USGBC Louisiana’s...

Published on 22 Apr 2014 Written by Nathaniel Allen Posted in Center for Green Schools
Milton-Union Exempted Village School in West Milton, Ohio

Earlier this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots announced the 2014 class of Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) honorees, highlighting a total of 57 schools and school districts from around...

Published on 22 Apr 2014 Written by Melissa Moritz Posted in Center for Green Schools

My favorite part of my job by far is getting to watch and hear about STEM teachers who are making science and math come alive for their students; teachers who are using issues that are both interesting and applicable to their students to demonstrate how STEM truly is all around us. 

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Published on 17 Apr 2014 Written by Hannah Wilber Posted in Center for Green Schools

Now in its fifth year, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, 2014 Edition, released today, profiles higher education institutions in the United States and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to...

Published on 02 Apr 2014 Written by Anisa Baldwin Met... Posted in Center for Green Schools

This past Saturday, in her address at the National Green Schools Conference in Sacramento, our fearless leader Rachel Gutter inspired the crowd of green schools supporters to leave the conference as ONE VOICE, ONE MOVEMENT. As she pointed out, this imperative to speak with unity is why we think...

Published on 26 Mar 2014 Written by Nishant Makhijani Posted in Center for Green Schools

Originally published in the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Magazine, Winter 2014

Recently, I shared the stage with David Gottfried, the founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Stephen Ritz, Founder...

Published on 25 Mar 2014 Posted in Center for Green Schools

Answer:  Because we have to learn how to live well in our places without undermining the ability of our places to sustain us over time. If we are to succeed at doing so, then the knowledge, skills and habits-of-mind we need to do so must be cultivated in our schools....

Published on 18 Mar 2014 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

In 2013, the Center for Green Schools reached further, leveraged greater and invested more than we ever have. How do we know? We are maniacal about tracking our work – whether it be the number of people we engage, the number of resources we distribute or the way people talk about our work...

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