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Published on 22 Jan 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Sustainability is as much about equity as it is saving the environment. Lessons from Learning Lab can help educators guide students through the critical examination of themselves, others, institutions and events to find patterns of...

Published on 04 Jan 2018 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The 2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), to be held from May 3-4 in Denver, Colorado, promises to feature inspiring speakers, including education, environmental and business leaders who will share best practices to...

Published on 19 Dec 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

It’s that time of year again, when we give to those we appreciate most. Among the many people we appreciate in our lives, a student, educator or green school champion is bound to be on your list. What better way to show them how much you appreciate their dedication than with a gift that...

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

The Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, published by Green Schools National Network, serves as a record of the green schools movement, showing our...

Published on 12 Dec 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

For years, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC has kept a close eye on the way that K–12 schools interact with or purchase the resources and products that USGBC provides. It’s one way to tell how well the benefits...

Published on 11 Dec 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

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The Center for Green Schools at USGBC was founded in 2010 with a vision to put every child...

Published on 22 Nov 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Mary Lin Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia, is so dedicated to Green Apple Day of Service that in 2016 the school leaders stretched it out into a whole "Go Green Week." This...

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

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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...

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