Archives for: September 2013

09/25/13

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Outdoor classrooms - Schools looking outside to inspire students

by Caroline Alphonso - No walls. No desks. No pencils and paper. The kids in Michelle Cain’s Grade 1 class are learning math in the sandbox. Ms. Cain fills a styrofoam cup with sand, and the group of five- and six-year-olds – at times easily distracted by the natural impulse to build sandcastles – add more cups of sand to make 10. They are learning basic addition, but their afternoon spent in this outdoor classroom at Hillcrest Public School in Barrie, Ont., is giving them a leg up in more ways than one. “There’s so much stuff we can use in this classroom to help us learn,” Ms. Cain tells her class.

09/20/13

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Read About U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO - 20 University Teams Compete from 4 Countries

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams from across the nation and around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. During the two weekends in October, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes and learn how energy-saving features can help save money. For more information about the Solar Decathlon 2013, visit solardecathlon.gov.

09/19/13

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Campus Conservation Nationals 2014

This will direct you to the sign up site for Campus Conservation Nationals - the largest electricity and water reduction competition program for colleges and universities in the world.

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Campus Conservation Nationals - largest conservation competition program for colleges and universities in the world

September 17, 2013 — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, through its USGBC Students program, and Lucid, in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation are pleased to announce Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2014. From February through April 2014, participating students will have the opportunity to compete to reduce electricity and water consumption in the largest conservation competition program for colleges and universities in the world. Program registration runs from Sept. 17 through Oct. 25, 2013, and is open to both two and four year institutions.

During the program’s Spring 2014 competition window, students will compete to reduce energy and water usage in campus buildings during their school’s three-week competition. Using Lucid's Building Dashboard®, students will be able to instantly compare performance, track standings among schools and buildings, and share their successful strategies with other competitors.

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