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Freshwater Essays - Read the three winning student entries

June 28, 2017 - Water Canada - With support from the RBC Blue Water Project, the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) launched a national essay competition for high school students from grades 8-11 focusing on the topic of freshwater in Canada. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary students were asked about the best ways we can continue to sustainability manage our fresh water for the next 150 years. The prize for the top three essays in the competition was a trip to Toronto and participation in the Canadian Water Summit.

The students took the top honours: Emily Coates from Moncton New Brunswick, Carl Dizon from Winnipeg, MB and Alexandra Ionita from Winnipeg, MB. Read their essays below.


Permalink 06:53:30 am, by mleslie Email , 70 words, 63 views   English (US)
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Why more college campuses are going carbon-neutral

A few years ago, hundreds of U.S. colleges publicly committed to achieve zero net emissions goals at some point in the future. For a growing number that point is now.

In 2009, college and university leaders representing all 50 states signed a climate commitment to make their campuses carbon-neutral. Today, the Climate Leadership Network includes more than 600 U.S. institutions, which together serve roughly a third of the nation’s students.


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Read the premiere issue of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

The premiere issue of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly (GSCQ) is out! Currently, there is no publication dedicated to the advancement of green, healthy, sustainable K-12 schools. The GSCQ will be a peer reviewed, high interest digital magazine that highlights evidence-based practices for replication in green, healthy, sustainable schools. GSCQ will explore issues in-depth, including qualitative and quantitative research, and will include columns that report on and explore emergent issues.


Permalink 08:21:25 am, by mleslie Email , 79 words, 97 views   English (US)
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Best of Green Schools honorees cultivate environmental literacy through action

Atlanta, GA - March 22, 2017 - The Green Schools Conference and Expo, which convened this week in Atlanta, Georgia, highlighted the intersection of sustainability, curriculum and programming, building design, facilities management, health and wellness and community service. During the conference, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) announced the recipients of the 2017 Best of Green Schools awards, which recognize individuals, institutions, projects and events that embody the most impactful efforts in school sustainability.

Permalink 08:16:06 am, by mleslie Email , 146 words, 59 views   English (US)
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Green Schools Catalyst Journal launches March 20

Madison, WI - On March 20, the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly Journal launches. The new education journal is a publication of the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), with the support of several partner organizations.

Do you know where the green schools movement began? How far back should we look, and how deep are the roots? That’s where GSNN's journal, the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly (GSCQ), starts the story in their very first issue. Authors from schools, school districts, nonprofits and academia give different perspectives on the origin of the effort to improve the environmental impact, health and wellness and student sustainability literacy in our nation’s schools.

The journal is the first peer-reviewed digital magazine dedicated to the advancement of green, healthy, sustainable K–12 schools. GSCQ highlights evidence-based practices; explores topics in depth, including qualitative and quantitative research; and presents columns that report on emergent issues.

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