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Published on 27 May 2015 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Apple Day of Service brings together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more. 

This year's Green Apple Day of...

Published on 26 May 2015 Posted in Center for Green Schools

The best place to find out about sustainable design and purchasing trends that are shaping today’s cutting-edge learning environments is EDspaces, which is an international tradeshow and conference that brings together professionals who design,...

Published on 19 May 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC, through its USGBC Students program and in partnership with Lucid, the Alliance to Save Energy and the...

Published on 18 May 2015 Posted in Center for Green Schools

Until now, it may seem bizarre, but the holistic impact of classroom design on the learning of school pupils has been pretty much an unknown quantity. Although many people intuitively feel that classroom design is important for effective learning, there has in fact been very...

Published on 24 Apr 2015 Posted in Center for Green Schools

Out of the most impressive and inspiring school buildings in the entire world, how do you choose just one to name the Greenest School on Earth? The task is a daunting one, but also an...

Published on 17 Apr 2015 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Imagine the possibilities: millions of teachers equipped and empowered to engage their students in learning that fosters individual happiness and global sustainability. It’s not pie-in-the-sky, and with your participation, we can make it a reality.

Today, the Center for Green...

Published on 16 Apr 2015 Written by Janet Fick Posted in Center for Green Schools

Ball State currently has nine LEED certified buildings, with three more anticipating certification. All are (or hopefully, will be) certified under LEED-NC...

Published on 10 Apr 2015 Written by Lisa Laney Posted in Center for Green Schools

It is an amazing time to live in Ohio and an even more amazing time to work in the K-12 public facility sector. I am a public servant who administers a sustainability program that saves taxpayer dollars and provides extraordinary benefits to our biggest asset, our children. I serve as the...

Published on 09 Apr 2015 Written by Patricia Andrasik Posted in Center for Green Schools

In the heart of Washington, D.C., the Catholic University of America (CUA) is the proving ground for a new approach to multidisciplinary education. Since the university has no designated sustainability office or officer,...

Published on 09 Apr 2015 Written by MIchele Curreri Posted in Center for Green Schools

According to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, nearly a third of public schools were rated to have poor or fair building systems, including HVAC systems, demonstrating a need for modern, well-maintained and...

Published on 06 Apr 2015 Written by Anisa Baldwin Met... Posted in Center for Green Schools

This year’s National Health Schools Day will take place on April 7, coinciding with Public Health Week, and will encourage communities to rally around their schools to make them healthier places for their valuable occupants...

Published on 02 Apr 2015 Written by Kate Nelson Posted in Center for Green Schools

Making the invisible, visible… and valuable.

The view from here is good. After five plus years in the stacks of facility plans surrounded by crisis-driven tradesmen and women, the University of Wisconsin-...

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