Archives for: November 2009


Permalink 12:50:23 pm, by mleslie Email , 42 words, 302 views   English (CA)
Categories: Individual school case studies

Retrofitting Ontario Schools - presentation by Nancy Naylor, Ministry of Education

Nancy Naylor, an assistant-deputy minister with Ontario's Ministry of Education, made this presentation on "Retrofitting Ontario's Schools" on Friday morning, October 23rd at the North Bay campus of Nipissing University. Click on the headline to watch the video of Ms. Naylor's presentation.


Permalink 10:01:35 am, by mleslie Email , 97 words, 212 views   English (US)
Categories: Individual school case studies

US Environmental Protection Agency Releases Results of School Air Toxics Monitoring

New York, NY - October 29, 2009 - The first results from ongoing air toxics monitoring at two New Jersey schools and one New York school are now available on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s web site. A total of four schools in EPA’s Region 2 were selected as part of the agency's national "Schools Air Toxics Initiative". The initiative, which is monitoring 63 schools in 22 states, will help EPA and the states learn if long-term exposure to toxics in the outdoor air poses health concerns for school children and staff. Click on the headline to learn more about the initiative .....

Permalink 09:57:35 am, by mleslie Email , 79 words, 208 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

US Environmental Protection Agency Names Top 20 Green Powered Schools

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership has announced the 20 primary and secondary schools nationwide using the most power from renewable energy sources. The top "Green Power Partner" schools are buying nearly 113 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) that would be produced from the electricity use of 11,000 American homes for one year. Click on the headline to see the list and review their details ....

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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