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Published on 18 Nov 2016 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

Sustainability staff in K–12 school districts are in a tough position: they are agents of change in systems that are stretched for resources and time, and to be effective they must offer compelling solutions to these challenges.

For the third year in a row, the School District...

Published on 03 Nov 2016 Written by Karen Magid Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC and Second Nature recently announced the winners of the ...

Published on 31 Oct 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is the largest gathering of K–12 green schools advocates in the country. Every year, GSCE brings together the growing community of green school champions for two...

Published on 21 Oct 2016 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

For the past five years, we at the Center For Green Schools™ at USGBC® have looked forward to September as the month when parents, students, teachers and volunteers inspire us with stories and celebrations of the...

Published on 13 Oct 2016 Written by Giuliana Kunkel Posted in Center for Green Schools

Nestled between Sligo Creek Elementary School and Silver Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland, is a shared outdoor classroom courtyard that encourages teachers and students to move out of a traditional indoor classroom setting and take a hands-on approach to their...

Published on 11 Oct 2016 Written by Anna Young Posted in Center for Green Schools

$1.2 billion in energy savings, $149.5 million in water savings, $715.2 million in maintenance savings, and $54.2 million in waste savings are all of the estimated benefits that LEED-certified buildings will...

Published on 11 Oct 2016 Written by Carrie Webster Posted in Center for Green Schools

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) has recently been awarded a School District Scholarship from the Center...

Published on 01 Oct 2016 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

For the past five years, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC has honored leading organizations, individuals and institutions through our annual Best of Green Schools Award. Since 2012, the center has presented this award...

Published on 27 Sep 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC and Second Nature recently announced the winners of the 2016 Climate Leadership...

Published on 22 Sep 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC® and Second Nature recently announced the winners of the 2016 Climate Leadership...

Published on 21 Sep 2016 Written by Sharon Danks Posted in Center for Green Schools

How can we transform school grounds into rich, outdoor environments for all children? There are many things schools can do on any school ground to improve and enrich students’ daily experiences outdoors and to teach them to be stewards of their local environment.

This coming...

Published on 19 Sep 2016 Written by Roxane Beigel Cor... Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC® and Second Nature recently announced the winners of the 2016...

Published on 15 Sep 2016 Written by Jennifer Seydel Posted in Center for Green Schools

Every movement needs a moment…or two…or three…or many, all across the planet! The Green Apple Day of Service is one of those moments for the green, healthy, sustainable schools movement. I am continually amazed at the...

Published on 14 Sep 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

There’s still time to join us for Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 24, by participating in a service event near you. Tell us you’re in by signing up now

Green Apple Day of Service gathers parents,...

Published on 12 Sep 2016 Written by Doug Widener Posted in Center for Green Schools

Indianapolis Public Schools looking to green their schools this fall can get help with supplies from USGBC IndianaGreen Apple Day of Service gives parents, teachers,...

Published on 09 Sep 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools and Second Nature recently announced the winners of the...

Published on 22 Aug 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

Schools have a direct impact on student and teacher health. Improving cleanliness, lighting quality, indoor air quality, lunchroom nutrition and physical activity can boost health and wellness and make the school day better for students, teachers and staff. 

Join us, and together, we...

Published on 16 Aug 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

LEED® Lab™ isn’t your typical college course. The LEED Lab course goes far beyond just giving students an understanding of basic concepts and actually prepares them to land the competitive 21st...

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