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Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

With more daylight and warming temperatures, spring is a great time to implement content from Captain Planet Foundation’s Project Learning Garden, a new program on...

Published on 11 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

Celebrated leaders across the education, sustainability and business fields will take the stage next month at the 2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo and Rocky...

Published on 10 Apr 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Spring brings a rebirth of life to your school grounds, and presents a great opportunity to get students learning and exploring outdoors. Whether you have an existing garden or just a plot of land begging to be tended, now is a great time to plan for a garden upgrade that harnesses student...

Published on 05 Apr 2018 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC’s state-of-the-art technology platform Arc is already helping schools across the globe collect, manage and benchmark building level sustainability data to improve performance, as well as to engage students in hands-on activities...

Published on 04 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

In just one month, hundreds of green building advocates from coast to coast will gather in Denver for the annual Green Schools Conference and Expo (May 3–4) and ...

Published on 26 Mar 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Learning Lab Education Partners are the leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of K–12 sustainability education. They lead through their lessons, available on...

Published on 19 Mar 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

With increasing daylight hours and spring right around the corner, now is a great time to explore the importance of the sun to our Earth. These lessons from Learning Lab help students of all ages understand the ways the sun provides...

Published on 13 Mar 2018 Written by Kristen Trovillion Posted in Center for Green Schools

In 2014, the Center for Green Schools selected Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) as the fifth school district to participate in its...

Published on 09 Mar 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

As our dependency on nonrenewable resources continues to grow, the need for educating future generations on energy efficiency and renewable resources grows exponentially. Learning Lab addresses this need with engaging, standards-...

Published on 07 Mar 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Center for Green Schools

At the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to attend schools that sustain the world they live in. As Earth Day...

Published on 06 Mar 2018 Written by Carolyn Yi Posted in Center for Green Schools

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s strongest advocates of green schools closed out 2017 with the formal launch of the Emirates Coalition for Green Schools. In a roundtable event convened by the...

Published on 06 Mar 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

Hundreds of professionals dedicated to sustainable building will gather this spring for the 2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo (May 3–4) and Rocky Mountain...

Published on 05 Mar 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Department of Energy and a group of nonprofit organizations recently released new guidance to support school stakeholders in their pursuit of net zero energy. The...

Published on 01 Mar 2018 Written by Carolyn Yi Posted in Center for Green Schools

Awards season is here, and we have a lot to celebrate! The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is excited to announce that nominations are open for two award opportunities:

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Published on 27 Feb 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Center for Green Schools

This article was originally published on weareteachers.com on February 23, 2018, by Elizabeth Russell.

Good deeds have ripple effects. Give your students this experience firsthand. From simple acts done in a few minutes...

Published on 27 Feb 2018 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

Updated Friday, April 20

The annual Student Summit at the Green Schools Conference and Expo is amping up the volume this year, bringing young leaders from media, business, music and government to work with students...

Published on 22 Feb 2018 Written by Krysten Dorfman Posted in Center for Green Schools

Fifteen schools from the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) were recently chosen to receive a Green Apple Day of Service Mini Grant, which awards $200 to projects that...

Published on 12 Feb 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC reached a milestone in 2017: 2,000 LEED-certified schools. The accomplishment shows the huge...

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