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Published on 17 Nov 2017 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Center for Green Schools

This fall, USGBC staff joined the movement of parents, teachers and organizations working to make our schools greener through Green Apple Day of Service. More than 70 percent of our Washington, D.C.-based staff and over 50 percent of our staff...

Published on 14 Nov 2017 Written by Sara Patterson Posted in Center for Green Schools

Registration is now open for the 2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo and Rocky Mountain Green in Denver, Colorado. The Green Schools Conference and Expo (...

Published on 13 Nov 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

It seems like only yesterday, but it’s been 10 years since USGBC launched the National Green Schools Campaign alongside partners at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) event, committing to a vision of green schools for every child. That same year, USGBC launched the LEED for Schools...

Published on 10 Nov 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

Feature image photo by Kierstan Meadors.

In August 2017, the new Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama, opened its doors to close to 2,000 students in grades 10–12. A 350,000-square-foot, state-...

Published on 07 Nov 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Learning Lab Education Partner EcoRise has created a first-of-its-kind new curricular program for high school students, “...

Published on 02 Nov 2017 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Center for Green Schools

For this year’s Climate Leadership Awards, USGBC and Second Nature received numerous applications from colleges and universities all...

Published on 26 Oct 2017 Written by Kathy Higgins Posted in Center for Green Schools

Looking for a way for your organization to support sustainable education and green schools? Ten BASF employees had the opportunity to give back to the community and have fun at the...

Published on 26 Oct 2017 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Center for Green Schools

Waste management is a critical aspect of supporting a sustainable world, and changing the culture of a wasteful society starts with educating children. Help your students learn how to rethink and reduce their waste by building waste management activities into your curriculum.

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Published on 25 Oct 2017 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Center for Green Schools

For this year’s Climate Leadership Awards, USGBC and Second Nature chose winners who contributed to the environment through extensive sustainability...

Published on 24 Oct 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017–18 Green Schools Scholarship, a program run by the Center for Green Schools, which recognizes and supports school districts who are making measurable progress...

Published on 18 Oct 2017 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Center for Green Schools

For this year’s Climate Leadership Awards, USGBC and Second Nature chose winners who contributed to the environment through extensive...

Published on 10 Oct 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Youth who are educated about sustainability and the environment help move us toward a society that considers the environmental impact of its everyday actions. Additionally, today’s younger generations must be literate in sustainability to compete in the growing green job market....

Published on 09 Oct 2017 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC has specific LEED credits for schools that can help deliver safe, healthy and sustainable learning environments for all children. As volunteers in 70-plus participate in...

Published on 03 Oct 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Outdoor classrooms allow students to connect with nature and learn about plant cycles and wildlife habitats. Getting outside also grants teachers the opportunity to offer hands-on activities that can only take place in an outdoor setting. Green...

Published on 02 Oct 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is the only national event to bring together all of the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools.

This year,...

Published on 29 Sep 2017 Written by Heidi Kunsch-Kunka Posted in Center for Green Schools

Every day on my commute, I pass my local school district, Susquenita, and then the mighty Susquehanna River. The Susquehanna is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the nation’s largest estuary—and the Susquenita school district has wetlands on its property that are directly...

Published on 27 Sep 2017 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Autumn is a time of harvest, feasting and foraging for Halloween treats. Help your students develop healthy relationships to food by learning about the systems that support nutrition at an individual, local and global level.

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Published on 26 Sep 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green Apple Day of Service is off and running in states and countries around the globe. Many project ideas can be...

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