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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...

Published on 08 Aug 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

On Green Apple Day of Service, you can make an impact right inside the classroom. Advancing a culture of sustainability within schools means ensuring that students of all ages can acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that...

Published on 02 Aug 2016 Written by Josh Lasky Posted in Center for Green Schools

As we gear up to celebrate the 2016 Green Apple Day of Service on Sept. 24, let’s take some inspiration from the communities who have come together to make a difference in their schools thus far. 

The first Green Apple Day...

Published on 29 Jul 2016 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools wants to support your school district in successfully implementing whole-school sustainability, giving every student one more opportunity to succeed. The annual School District Scholarship provides...

Published on 11 Jul 2016 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

Join us on Sept. 24 for the 2016 Green Apple Day of Service, and help make an impact on schools worldwide. 

All over the world, communities are coming together to improve local schools, making an impact on the environment,...

Published on 29 Jun 2016 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC has partnered with The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Works Everywhere program to educate and equip K–12 students for a more sustainable future....

Published on 22 Jun 2016 Posted in Center for Green Schools

The green cleaning movement is gaining momentum as schools and universities make decisions that are healthier for students, staff and the environment, and as states pass legislation to help guide these decisions. It’s imperative to find the leaders who will help grow the movement in their...

Published on 06 Jun 2016 Written by Jaime Van Mourik Posted in Center for Green Schools

Last October, USGBC stood alongside our counterparts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Second Nature to pledge our collective ...

Published on 25 May 2016 Written by Jim McGarry Posted in Center for Green Schools

Across the country, there is a shift toward more efficient, healthier and greener schools, spurred in part by sustainable design and purchasing trends that shape today’s cutting-edge learning environments. One of the premier events for practitioners is...

Published on 20 May 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

One of the biggest draws of the LEED Lab course is that it prepares students far beyond just giving them an understanding of LEED and green building projects—it actually prepares them to succeed in...

Published on 18 May 2016 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

As one of the greenest campuses in the country, the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) is deeply committed to fostering a culture of sustainability. Green building is...

Published on 06 May 2016 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

Encouraging. Resourceful. Compassionate. Committed. These are just a few of the words that came up when I asked some of my USGBC colleagues about their favorite teachers. Whether teaching us about systems thinking or climate change, honing our leadership skills or celebrating our...

Published on 04 May 2016 Written by Pauline Souza Posted in Center for Green Schools
Published on 03 May 2016 Posted in Center for Green Schools

In my position at Oakland Unified School District, I sit between the Custodial and Nutrition Services Departments. One of my main areas of focus is in developing a district-wide food donation program, and I’ve met with a variety of successes and challenges along the way. It is taking shape...

Published on 03 May 2016 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

Over the past several months, the Center for Green Schools (Center) has been working with dozens of green schools organizations on a project we’re calling “Measuring Our Impact.” The Measuring Our Impact project aims...

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