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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...

Published on 12 Mar 2014 Written by Joshua Lasky Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is proud to announce the expansion of Community Green, thanks to the continued and generous support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Launched in 2012, Community Green ...

Published on 27 Feb 2014 Written by Anisa Baldwin Met... Posted in Center for Green Schools

As volunteers and teachers around the world gear up for Green Apple Day of Service 2014 next September, Riyaz Gayasaddin and Mike Rennard are working with students in Baltimore City Public Schools to research, plan, plant, harvest and—of course—eat vegetables in indoor vertical...

Published on 12 Feb 2014 Written by Robert Koester Posted in Center for Green Schools
Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons user poeloq

Colleges and universities can now use support from Chevrolet to enhance the energy performance of individual or multiple buildings on a campus as they strive toward delivering superior LEED building performance. 

Chevrolet’s...

Published on 16 Jan 2014 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

At the start of each year, millions of us resolve to make renewed commitments to healthy living, time with family, philanthropy, financial responsibility and countless other things that better ourselves and our communities. The most successful New Year’s resolutions I’ve made and...

Published on 08 Jan 2014 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

I’ve always been resistant to making New Year's resolutions. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it seems cliché; maybe I’m annoyed that my yoga classes are now swamped with people who have made resolutions to be more healthy, balanced and zen in the new year. But...

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