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Published on 29 Sep 2015 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

On September 21, I contributed a piece to the Excel Dryer blog about the company's ongoing commitment to the Green Apple Day of Service. You can read a portion of my piece below, and see the piece in its...

Published on 28 Sep 2015 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

It's astounding to consider that in just four short years, Green Apple Day of Service has grown from the tiny seed of an idea to a truly global initiative. Since 2012, Green Apple Day of Service has inspired more than 10,000 school improvement...

Published on 25 Sep 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Center for Green Schools

With just one more day to go until the fourth annual Green Apple Day of Service, we decided it would be good to reflect, personally, on what this occasion and movement has come to mean to us as staff members of USGBC.

The first person...

Published on 23 Sep 2015 Written by Julia Pergolini Posted in Center for Green Schools

The World Green Building Council’s World Green Building Week is in full swing, celebrating the efforts of Green Building Councils (GBCs) from 100 countries around the world, which in turn represent more than 27,000...

Published on 18 Sep 2015 Written by Mike Walker Posted in Center for Green Schools

If you're a green schools advocate, you’re used to championing energy efficiency initiatives. However, it can be very challenging for sustainability professionals with no background in computer networking to advocate for changes related to information technology. You really need a “...

Published on 16 Sep 2015 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Center for Green Schools

During the economic downturn, as business slowed, one company in Minnesota looked around and asked “what if?”

What if, in the face of uncertainty, we plant a garden within the abundance of green space at our corporate headquarters and donate the food to...

Published on 15 Sep 2015 Written by Josh Lasky Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC is proud to welcome Energy Focus as our newest Green Apple Partner. Energy Focus, a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products and technology, is committed to transforming the places where our students learn.

“We believe that making our schools healthier and...

Published on 10 Sep 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo  is coming to Washington, DC in less than four months; there is no better time than right now to explore the many ...

Published on 09 Sep 2015 Written by Joe Nelson Posted in Center for Green Schools

While plenty of Green Apple Day of Service projects can be low- or no-cost endeavors, some of your ideas may take a little more than elbow grease to accomplish. Inspired by Brady Barkdull from the USGBC Wyoming Chapter, who is using a crowdfunding campaign to support his 2015 ...

Published on 08 Sep 2015 Written by Aline Peterson Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green roofs are all the rage these days. Some merely pay lip service to the concept while others, like the green roof atop Batten Hall at Harvard University, are dreamscapes of beautiful design and functionality.

In a recent article on Harvard's sustainability blog, Colin Durrant, the...

Published on 04 Sep 2015 Written by Joe Nelson Posted in Center for Green Schools

It’s that time again! Students of all ages are racing back into school buildings across the country to be joined by their friends, ready for new lessons and challenges. They are learning some new names and asked to share what they did over the summer. Hundreds of students, grades 2-12,...

Published on 02 Sep 2015 Written by Jessica Pinkston Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference & Expo, formerly the Green Schools National Conference, is accepting proposals from industry experts eager to share their knowledge and efforts to create green, healthy, sustainable teaching and...

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