Archives for: December 2014

12/18/14

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2014 "Best of Green Schools" Honorees

Washington, DC - Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today the 2014 "Best of Green Schools" recipients, recognizing 10 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the country this year. The list highlights the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability for the year.

12/10/14

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Environmental Education and Sustainability in U.S. Public Schools

Environmental education and sustainability practices in schools have been emerging as an important trend in 21st century education, and a growing body of research and practice indicates that green schools can save money, improve health, and boost academic achievement. In October 2014 Inverness Associates conducted a comprehensive survey of environmental education and sustainability among public schools in twelve states selected to provide a representative sample including Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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This news page has useful information for school communities about efforts to make buildings and schoolyards sustainable, high-performance and "green".

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