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October 2016

Published on October 31, 2016 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is the largest gathering of K–12 green schools advocates in the country. Every year, GSCE brings together the growing community of green school champions for two days of learning, connecting and collaborating to...

Published on October 21, 2016 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

For the past five years, we at the Center For Green Schools™ at USGBC® have looked forward to September as the month when parents, students, teachers and volunteers inspire us with stories and celebrations of the incredible work they do to foster healthy and safe...

Published on October 13, 2016 Written by Giuliana Kunkel Posted in Center for Green Schools

Nestled between Sligo Creek Elementary School and Silver Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland, is a shared outdoor classroom courtyard that encourages teachers and students to move out of a traditional indoor classroom setting and take a hands-on approach to their studies.

It has become a learning laboratory...

Published on October 11, 2016 Written by Anna Young Posted in Center for Green Schools

$1.2 billion in energy savings, $149.5 million in water savings, $715.2 million in maintenance savings, and $54.2 million in waste savings are all of the estimated benefits that LEED-certified buildings will experience between 2015 and 2018. Green buildings have a...

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