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In Center for Green Schools 03.12.2014

Now recruiting volunteer national chairs to support Community Green

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 partners with community colleges to prepare for careers in sustainability and green building. Community Green is supported by a network of volunteer national chairs, located regionally across the U.S., who work with colleges to implement program benefits and deepen engagement...

In Center for Green Schools 01.16.2014

Start small with big New Year’s goals

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 kept over the years have been ones that approach a big idea through smaller, achievable milestones. When I decided a few years ago that I wanted to read more I started out, with the goal to read one book...

In Center for Green Schools 12.17.2013

Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2013 List

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 announced its third annual “Best of Green Schools” list, which recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives across the country for environmental efforts. “In reviewing the nominations...

In Center for Green Schools 11.14.2013

What it means to be a restorative business

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 the many conversations out there—the role of partnerships and collaboration, materials transparency, social impact, design and health and resiliency—it’s the social impact, the concept of becoming a restorative enterprise that resonates most with us. And it’s not a...

In Center for Green Schools 02.27.2014

Vertical gardens growing tall in crowded, urban 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 gardens in their classrooms. Our friends at Teach for America first told us about Gayasaddin, who is one of their teacher trainers, and Rennard, who is a teacher at Green Street Academy. Gayasaddin was...

In Center for Green Schools 01.8.2014

My green schools New Year’s resolution

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 this year, I am making a new year’s resolution of a professional nature. A recent study found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals by writing them down, so here...

In Center for Green Schools 12.11.2013

A monumental day for Ohio

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 the way. 100 poster boards – one dedicated to each school and the community that it serves – are on display in the state house today, sending a powerful message to the Ohio Senate that Ohio’s green...

In Center for Green Schools 11.12.2013

The Green Apple Bike Tour begins today!

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 sustainable schools. Along the way, we’ll complete three service projects at local schools in D.C., Lancaster and Philadelphia. When we arrive in Philadelphia, we’ll bring our work to Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference...

In Center for Green Schools 02.12.2014
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Chevrolet funds campuses to “do more good”

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 Carbon Reduction Initiative is incentivizing colleges and universities to reduce their carbon loads on the atmosphere through the voluntary carbon market; providing the funding needed to drive those clean energy efficiency reductions more deeply. In the...

In Center for Green Schools 12.20.2013

Announcing the fall 2013 Trailblazing Teachers

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 out to deserving teachers to use toward an environmental initiative in their classroom. The creativity and dedication that shows through each of the educators’ applications is humbling and inspiring (it’s no secret that our staff love to be picked as the review committee for these awards). For the second...

In Center for Green Schools 12.11.2013

Press Play: Green Apple Bike Tour

USGBC recently hosted our first Green Apple Bike Tour, an eight-day biking adventure from DC to Philadelphia with students and emerging professionals, led by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green Schools to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. We wanted to not only educate schools on the importance...

In Center for Green Schools 11.8.2013

Green Apple Day of Service: Accelerating green building through education

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 volunteers spreading the word about the benefits of a sustainable environment.  Here at United Technologies, we were proud to expand our Green Apple Day of Service participation to 19 events across...

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