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May 2012

Published on May 8, 2012 Written by Vanessa Santos Posted in Center for Green Schools

In honor of National Teacher Day, we asked some of our staff members to tell us who their favorite teachers are. What did we learn? That a lot of our staff members have moms who are teachers! Read below to see who some of our best teachers are, and what they did to inspire us. 


Published on May 7, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

Harvard University recently achieved an important green building milestone: our 75th LEED certification, representing over 2.4 million square feet of our campus in LEED New Construction, Commercial Interiors, Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance and Homes systems.

We have estimated that over 11,000 people on campus work, learn...

Published on May 4, 2012 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Those of you who have seen me speak recently know that I have had some pretty disparaging things to say about polar bears. Not because I have anything against polar bears (though I did visit a school in Alaska once where they had to put up a big fence to keep the bears from eating students), but because I don’t believe that polar bears are...

Published on May 3, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green Classroom Professional Certificate

The Center for Green Schools officially launched the Green Classroom Professional Certificate this March, which is a certificate program for pre-K–12 teachers, paraprofessionals, other school staff and...

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