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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...

Published on 24 Oct 2013 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

If you’re heading to Greenbuild 2013 Conference and Expo in November, don’t miss the chance to attend the Center for Green School’s education session: “...

Published on 23 Oct 2013 Written by Anisa Baldwin Met... Posted in Center for Green Schools

Last week, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC released "Powering Down: Behavior-Based Energy Conservation in K-12 Schools," a toolkit that follows the experiences of five public schools that have reduced electricity use by an astonishing 20 to 37 percent through behavior-based strategies...

Published on 11 Oct 2013 Written by Caroline Cowan Posted in Center for Green Schools

This is why we do it. This is why we get to work early and this is why we stay late. This is why we work our hearts out nurturing relationships, scrupulously discovering and creating the newest green schools research and wracking our brains about how to be bigger, better and bolder. Because it...

Published on 10 Oct 2013 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

This year’s Green Apple Day of Service is behind us, and volunteers at more than 2,000 schools and campuses joined us to make an impact. Projects took place in all 50 U.S. states and 40 countries, with participants showing that their communities are committed to healthy, safe and...

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