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Green Schools Menu of Options for State Legislators

Type Advocacy briefs
Authored by Nathaniel Allen
Published on 21 Aug 2013

State legislators have powerful opportunities to promote healthy, high‐performing schools through legislative activities and innovative community partnerships. At the 2009 Green Schools State Legislative Summit, leading state lawmakers discussed a range of ideas to include in USGBC’s menu of legislative options for green schools. These options have since been updated to include recent legislative action reflecting current national priorities, including more in‐depth financing models, as well as opportunities to green existing buildings, promote children’s health and encourage environmental literacy. The ideas in this resource are organized into the three pillars of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED‐GRS) award.

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