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August 2012

Published on August 8, 2012 Written by Robert Ferris Posted in Center for Green Schools

Our ever growing population is driving an increased need for more educational facilities for future students. Likewise, as our population continues to grow, integrating sustainable principles into design and construction is becoming absolutely crucial. Without making a concerted move toward sustainability, future resources required for...

Published on August 7, 2012 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

Our Green Schools Fellows have been hard at work in the Boston and Sacramento school districts, wrapping up their first years and looking forward to the 2012-2013 school year. They’ve made some incredible accomplishments so far, and we’re looking forward to the year ahead!
Sacramento City Unified School District update – Farah McDIll...

Published on August 7, 2012 Written by Rachel Gutter Posted in Center for Green Schools

Following a recent speaking engagement, I was approached by a young teacher who asked me how she could convince her school to go green. She told me that her classroom has one broken window that was positioned directly above the dumpster, her ceiling tiles are covered in mold, there’s a funky smell that she can never seem to find the source of...

Published on August 7, 2012 Written by Emily Riordan Posted in Center for Green Schools

Since starting at USGBC four years ago, I have encountered a lot of firsts: my first experience working in a LEED certified space (and my first cubicle!), earning my first professional credential, my first Greenbuild; and that milestone of many young professionals – my first business trip. It also happened to be my first tornado.

I had...

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