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Published on 27 Feb 2017 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo is less than one month away, taking place March 21-22 in Atlanta, Georgia. There are ...

Published on 17 Feb 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

How can you support schools in educating for a sustainable future? An annual subscription to Learning Lab, USGBC’s newest online education platform.  

Learning Lab provides K–12 teachers and school...

Published on 07 Feb 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

In the LEED Lab course, students participate in the entire LEED O+M process, choosing one building on their campus that they work toward certifying. These students facilitate the full certification timeline, taking...

Published on 06 Feb 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC now offers a how-to guide for organizing in-person workshops at your school. Use this guide to empower school stakeholders to transform the learning environment. The guide, ...

Published on 31 Jan 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

Where are institutions pursuing LEED Lab?

We are excited to announce that with the start of a new semester, we have added five new universities and one new country to our list of institutions participating in LEED...

Published on 30 Jan 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is excited to announce that it is partnering again with the Green Schools National Network to...

Published on 26 Jan 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo is coming up! From March 21–22, education, facilities and green building leaders and advocates will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, for professional development, networking and advancement of the...

Published on 17 Jan 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The nation’s education, environmental and business leaders take the stage to motivate, inspire and teach our community each year at the Green Schools Conference and Expo. Presented by the ...

Published on 10 Jan 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

As a green schools advocate, finding the most recent environmental health statistic, appropriate green building case study or hands-on sustainability lesson for your work can be challenge. Over the last six years, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC has developed a number of impactful,...

Published on 05 Jan 2017 Written by Jeffrey Allen Posted in Center for Green Schools

On Dec. 8, 2016, 23 fourth-year architecture students of Pennsylvania State University met with representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Lycoming County, and...

Published on 16 Dec 2016 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

Among teachers, students, parents, volunteers and nonprofit leaders, chances are you have a schools champion on your gift list this year. What better gift to give than a green one? Here are 10 of our favorite ideas. Happy holidays from all of us here at the...

Published on 13 Dec 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) connects green schools champions nationwide for two days of learning and collaboration to support our shared mission of equitable, healthy and high-performing schools, where students can...

Published on 09 Dec 2016 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

In the weeks since this year’s Green Apple Day of Service, the global community has continued to impress us with photos, videos and stories of their amazing events. We heard from so many of you through Twitter, Facebook, email and our...

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...

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