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Published on 20 Sep 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

Each article in the latest issue of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, the green schools journal published by the Green Schools National...

Published on 20 Sep 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

If you have a Green Apple Day of Service project that requires funding, consider receiving donations through DonorsChoose. If you register your Green Apple Day of Service project...

Published on 14 Sep 2017 Written by Blair Toy Posted in Center for Green Schools

According to the EPA, $2 billion could be saved every year if K–12 schools implemented energy-efficient technologies and strategies. Knowing how tight district budgets are, and how much schools could use these savings for classroom programming, the...

Published on 08 Sep 2017 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC’s Connect the Dots program challenges K–12 schools across the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia regions to develop and implement the most creative, effective, no- or low-cost...

Published on 28 Aug 2017 Written by Steph MacPhail Posted in Center for Green Schools

Many of us know that spending time outside is one of the best ways to reduce stress. In fact, it’s backed by science—studies have shown that being outdoors not only makes us feel healthier, it also helps our brains function better.

It’s a lesson that we need to take to...

Published on 25 Aug 2017 Written by Blair Toy Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green school supplies are not only better for the environment, but they are also beneficial for kids’ health and well-being. Some favorites on the school shopping list can contain chemicals and ingredients that are bad for the earth and for human health. When back-to-school shopping this...

Published on 24 Aug 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Scott Skolnick, a second grade teacher in the Rochester City School District, is leading an effort to align lessons from Learning Lab to his school’s curriculum. It’s a project that literally started with the flip of a...

Published on 23 Aug 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” —Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee.

Empathy is important to educating our youth, and...

Published on 16 Aug 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

Early in August, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators hosted their annual meeting in Boston, where state lawmakers discuss the most pressing issues in environmental policy and make commitments for their coming legislative sessions. Each...

Published on 15 Aug 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

Registration is open for Green Apple Day of Service, and now is the time to commit to engaging in a day of action to support sustainability at your local school, your kid’s school or a school you care about.

This year,...

Published on 09 Aug 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

As a K–12 teacher, you need lessons developed to help you foster a more sustainable future for your students. Learning Lab is the online platform that can give you those educational tools.

With a catalog of...

Published on 04 Aug 2017 Written by Cindy Zork Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC's Connect the Dots: Green Schools Challenge program challenges K–12 schools across Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and West Virginia to develop and implement the most creative, effective, no- or...

Published on 30 Jul 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

A green school is about more than curriculum, more than programming and more than bricks and mortar. It’s a school that supports global sustainability in every way. A green school begins with the future in mind, designing a learning experience for students that will prepare them to lead...

Published on 27 Jul 2017 Written by Sonia Htoon Posted in Center for Green Schools

Representatives from green schools, school districts and post-secondary institutions across the country came together to celebrate their recognition as 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbons Schools ...

Published on 27 Jul 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

Primary and secondary schools around the country are constantly experimenting with new strategies. A common approach is the move away from linear concept teaching to interdisciplinary, hands-on learning that helps prepare students to think critically and better handle a changing world.

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Published on 26 Jul 2017 Written by Amory Fischer Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools staff at USGBC are fortunate to hear of many inspiring stories across the country, and Amory Fischer's is one...

Published on 13 Jul 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Learning Lab Education Partner EcoRise collaborated with the Biomimicry Institute to...

Published on 10 Jul 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

The June issue of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, released by the Green Schools National Network, is rich with information about the current state of affairs for green...

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