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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...

Published on 25 Jan 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

As the New Year begins, it is a time of reflection and resolutions. At the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, we reflect on the past year and what we can build on for an even better year to come. 2017 was a year of...

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

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...

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