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Published on 26 Apr 2016 Posted in Center for Green Schools

The 2016 Best of Green Schools Awards, presented at the Green Schools Conference and Expo earlier this month, recognize the people, schools, campuses and organizations that...

Published on 25 Apr 2016 Written by Nancy Church Posted in Community

At the recent Green Schools Conference and Expo, Fayette County Public Schools won the Best of Green...

Published on 25 Apr 2016 Written by Eric Cutler Posted in Community

In an effort to the better coordinate and align the efforts of our local chapter with our national organization, USGBC Nebraska Flatwater has begun the process of more fully integrating with USGBC. By incorporating...

Published on 25 Apr 2016 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

This week, the U.S. Senate advanced a comprehensive energy package by a wide bipartisan margin. S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which includes...

Published on 25 Apr 2016 Posted in Center for Green Schools

This article, which discusses Learning Lab as one of several programs to help kids can learn about the environment, was originally published on Education Week...

Published on 25 Apr 2016 Posted in Community

Be part of the green building movement in Central Pennsylvania. USGBC Central Pennsylvania is working to inspire sustainable transformation in our area through the built environment, and we are searching for...

Published on 25 Apr 2016 Written by Korinne Haeffel Posted in Community

The USGBC Iowa Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members serve as the primary volunteer leadership voice for USGBC in Iowa. The MLAB represents a diverse group of locally based leaders who advise on strategic and...

Published on 22 Apr 2016 Written by Sara Teaster Posted in Center for Green Schools

Pittsburgh, host city of the 2016 Green Schools Conference, was the perfect example of the power of “greening.” Mayor William Peduto welcomed the 2016 conference attendees by sharing his city’s story of renewal...

Published on 22 Apr 2016 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Our mission to put every child in a green school within this generation is one that drives the Center for Green Schools team and a dedicated network of tens of thousands of advocates around the globe to work hard on a daily...

Published on 21 Apr 2016 Written by Monica Rokicki Posted in Community

The smallest gestures can remind us that what we do with USGBC matters. USGBC has some big numbers: nearly 2 million square feet of certified LEED buildings globally per day. Over 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals in the United States. LEED buildings use 16 percent less water and 15 percent...

Published on 21 Apr 2016 Written by Elizabeth Beardsley Posted in Advocacy and policy

Earth Day 2016 will be a truly historic event. At the United Nations in New York City, more than 150 countries will sign the Paris Agreement that was forged at COP21. The signing by so many, this quickly, is...

Published on 21 Apr 2016 Written by Taryn Holowka Posted in LEED

Illegal logging is a pervasive and global problem. This practice includes removing trees from protected areas, failing to pay taxes and fees for timber, cutting protected species, stealing wood from the rightful owners and/or removing more timber than allowed from a given area. It causes...

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