Archives for: May 2008


Permalink 08:36:14 am, by mleslie Email , 60 words, 203 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Record Number of Maryland Schools Certified "Green"

68 Maryland Schools Recognized for Environmental Education and Practices
Catonsville, MD - A record three dozen Maryland schools from across the state have earned certification as Maryland Green Schools this year, and were honored today for incorporating environmental education into their curriculum and using model best management practices on their campuses. An additional 32 schools who earned re-certification this year were also recognized.


Permalink 01:53:22 pm, by mleslie Email , 91 words, 212 views   English (CA)
Categories: Toronto updates

TDSB Environmental Sustainability Update

The Toronto District School Board's Operations and Facilities Management Committee will receive an update on environmental sustainability across all of its facilities on Wednesday May 14th. The report deals with several topics including energy conservation, new construction, waste minimization and school yard greeening.

Please click on the headline to read the report.

Alternatively click on this URL to download a PowerPoint presentation on the TDSB strategy. Warning! This is a 41MB file:,1,Slide 1


Permalink 08:11:38 am, by mleslie Email , 68 words, 238 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

TreeHugger Interview: Randy Fulton, Principal of Greenburg (KS) High School

"Green" schools are still an ill-defined concept, just as is the whole idea of "sustainability". What happens when building "green" is forced upon you? The community of Greensburg, Kansas lost its high school when it was blown away by a tornado. The environmental blog "TreeHugger" interviewed school principal Randy Fulton, to see how he and the the community have responded.

Click on the headline to read the interview .....

Build Green

These pages are a resource for students, parents, staff and neighbours who wish to make the buildings and yards in their school community sustainable, high-performance and "green". The site was originally created for members of the Runnymede Public School community in the west-end of Toronto, but has expanded. This blog is owned and maintained by Marshall Leslie (see You can also follow us on Twitter @greenschools_ca

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