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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
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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...

Published on 20 Dec 2013 Written by Anisa Baldwin Met... Posted in Center for Green Schools

This fall, the Center for Green Schools received another wave of impressive applications from around the country for our Trailblazing Teacher Awards - a small grant that we give...

Published on 17 Dec 2013 Written by Mallory Shelter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Recipients Demonstrate Innovative Approaches to School Sustainability, Recognized for Commitment to LEED and Healthy, High-Performing Schools

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Dec.17, 2013) — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today...

Published on 11 Dec 2013 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Today at the Ohio State House, teachers, school leadership and elected officials from across the state are gathering to celebrate the first 100 LEED certified schools.  Ohio leads the nation with more LEED certified public schools than any other state, and hundreds more are on...

Published on 11 Dec 2013 Written by Tess Wiggins Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC recently hosted our first Green Apple Bike Tour, an eight-day biking adventure from DC to Philadelphia with students and emerging professionals,...

Published on 14 Nov 2013 Written by Melissa Vernon Posted in Center for Green Schools

With our recent participation in the Green Apple Day of Service and an inspiring Greenbuild show in Philadelphia before us, we’ve been reflecting on emergent trends in the world of sustainability. Of...

Published on 12 Nov 2013 Written by Tess Wiggins Posted in Center for Green Schools

Today kicks off the eight day Green Apple Bike Tour where 14 USGBC Students, Emerging Professionals and staff will cycle over 200 miles from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA to spread awareness about the importance of safe, healthy and...

Published on 08 Nov 2013 Written by John Mandyck Posted in Center for Green Schools

As we look ahead to Greenbuild, we do so knowing that our schools are more sustainable today than they were a year ago thanks to the hard work of the Center for Green Schools. The Center’s recent Green Apple Day of Service netted nearly 2,100 volunteer projects globally, with thousands of...

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