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In Center for Green Schools 02.11.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Julian Keniry of NWF

In the third installment of our blog series on sustainability in higher education, we talk with Julian Keniry, co-founder of Campus Ecology at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and senior director for campus and community leadership. She is also the co-founder of Greenforce, a national community college green workforce education initiative, and the EcoLeader leadership and career development program. For you, what’s the significance of collaboration in meeting sustainability goals?...

In Center for Green Schools 01.28.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Rachel Gutter

Last October, USGBC, along with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Second Nature, committed to more deeply collaborate on sustainability in higher education toward the goal of graduating more than 20 million “global sustainability citizens” across all majors by 2025. We interviewed leaders from each organization to get their take on what the commitment means to them, and the results...

In Center for Green Schools 12.3.2015

Ninety-two percent of Americans agree: Where we learn matters

During the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the Center for Green Schools shared the results of a recent survey that measures the perceived state of public school buildings and awareness of green issues. The findings of the survey point to a growing awareness of the need for better school infrastructure. This year, we saw a marked increase in support for improving schools. Up from 2013, 92 percent of Americans believe it is important to improve public school buildings, while...

In Center for Green Schools 11.6.2015

Collaborating for the future of higher education sustainability

On Monday, Oct. 26 at the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference, USGBC announced alongside our partners—AASHE, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Second Nature—a commitment to collaborate more deeply and align our work in the higher education sector. With this commitment came a pledge to work together in three areas in support of a vision for the movement. Below is our joint statement describing our commitment,...

In Center for Green Schools 02.4.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Tim Carter of Second Nature

Last week, we launched a blog series featuring USGBC partners who have committed to collaborate for the future of higher education sustainability. In this installment, we talk to Tim Carter, president of Second Nature. Second Nature envisions higher education playing a prominent leadership role in shaping research, learning and communities that inspire and operationalize a sustainable global future. As part of this commitment, your organization supports a vision that by 2025, millions of...

In Center for Green Schools 01.7.2016

Apply now for the 2016 School Sustainability Leaders Summit

The Center for Green Schools is hosting the sixth annual School Sustainability Leaders' Summit in conjunction with the Green Schools Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—marking a shift in location and date from previous years. The summit will be held from March 29-30, 2016, while the conference will run March 31-April 1. The School Sustainability Leaders’ Summit is the only convening in the country specifically designed for staff of school districts...

In Center for Green Schools 12.2.2015

Discounted LEED Green Associate exam pricing for students

USGBC is pleased to announce that, for the first time, students will be able to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam for a reduced fee of $100. The regular exam price is $200 for USGBC members and $250 for nonmembers. Recognizing the struggles many students face with debt, the unpredictable job market and cost of living once they graduate, USGBC is committed to supporting emerging professionals and current students in pursuit of careers related to sustainability. The LEED Green Associate...

In Center for Green Schools 11.5.2015

Recognizing the 2015 School District Scholarship awardees

Each year, the Center for Green Schools brings together, in person, a community of school system staff who are the point persons for sustainability in their cities’ or towns’ schools. However, each year, there are faces missing, because our network is full of passionate professionals who don’t have the permission or the funding to travel to professional development or peer networking events. These are often the people who most need to connect with like-minded professionals and...

In Center for Green Schools 02.1.2016

Best of Green Schools 2016 call for nominations

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is excited to announce its partnership with the Green Schools National Network to co-present the “Best of Green Schools 2016.” The Best of Green Schools recognizes the people, schools, campuses and organizations making a big difference in creating healthy, efficient learning environments for our students. 2015 was another fantastic year for the green schools movement. We have a lot to celebrate, and if not for the outstanding...

In Center for Green Schools 12.9.2015

The Go Green Challenge in Detroit gets a boost

As the year comes to a close, I’m reflecting on how pleased Detroit Public Schools is to receive one of this year’s School District Scholarships from the Center for Green Schools. We are in the fourth year of administering our districtwide sustainability program, the DPS Go Green Challenge (GGC). The opportunities presented by this scholarship will allow the district to provide professional development for its staff and overall technical assistance to the Office of Energy and...

In Center for Green Schools 11.16.2015

Join Green Apple at Greenbuild 2015

At Greenbuild 2015, you'll want to stop by the Green Apple booth (#2251). Our booth will feature lots of exciting programming, including book signings with authors and green schools champions, meet-and-greets with our Green Apple partners and the chance to see the winning student submissions of USGBC North Carolina’s Natural Talent Design Competition. We’ll also be showing photos and videos from Green Apple Day of Service projects that took place all over the world this past year....

In Center for Green Schools 10.29.2015

Albuquerque students' Green Apple Day of Service booth yields hundreds of energy...

Students from the Del Norte High School’s Earth Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico, participated in this year’s Green Apple Day of Service. The DNHS Earth Club, sponsored by biology teacher Jim Butscher, partnered with the state Energy Conservation & Management Division of the Minerals & Natural Resources Department at their display at the opening weekend of the 2015 New Mexico State Fair. The students had hundreds of fair-goers sign Energy Pledges asking for a commitment...

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