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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...

Published on 25 Sep 2017 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

Did you know that a significant amount of a school's budget is dedicated to energy and water costs? Behind salaries, energy is the biggest expense for schools. Additionally, 25 percent of...

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.org. If you register your Green Apple Day of Service...

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...

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