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July 2011

Published on July 14, 2011 Written by Nathaniel Allen Posted in Advocacy and policy

A diverse group of young people who are advancing green schools within their communities were recently invited to meet with White House officials and offer insight into the role of youth in the green schools movement. Every week, the White House recognizes a group of local leaders who are helping America win the future as...

Published on July 13, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Sharpen your #2 pencils and get out your thick red pen. There's a lot going on this summer in the technical development of green building codes, standards and rating systems, and we need your input.

We'll put up some more detail about each of these processes in the near future, but here's a quick overview of what's to come:


Published on July 12, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

UPDATE: The amendment failed.

As Congressional leaders and the Obama Administration continue to negotiate over long term deficit reduction and the raising of the federal deficit ceiling, the U.S. House of Representatives this week is considering the...

Published on July 12, 2011 Written by Nathaniel Allen Posted in Advocacy and policy

Representatives Ben Chandler (KY-6), Robert Dold (IL-10) and Jim Matheson (UT-2), the co-chairs of the bi-partisan Congressional Green Schools Caucus, sponsored a briefing on Monday, July 11, to educate their colleagues on the significant financial savings greening our nation's schools can have for school district budgets and the taxpayers who...

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