Archives for: March 2010


Permalink 08:06:12 am, by mleslie Email , 64 words, 333 views   English (US)
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ENERGY STAR 2010 Award Winners Include 4 School Districts

On March 18, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy honored businesses and organizations for their outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency at the 2010 ENERGY STAR Awards ceremony. Among that group were school districts in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and Virginia, and Energy Education a Dallas-based private partner that teams with school districts. Click on the headline to read more.


Permalink 11:07:04 am, by mleslie Email , 98 words, 280 views   English (US)
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Contest on the lookout for most eco-friendly school (prize is hybrid school bus)

March 12, 2010 - Irvington high sophomore Alexander Chen believed his Fremont, Calif., high school was the greenest in America - and according to a nationwide contest, he was correct. In his submission, Chen outlined his school's progress in improving energy efficiency, cutting their usage by one-third through a number of means, including the installation of timers on outdoor lights and adjustments to classroom thermostats. For his efforts, the school was awarded a hybrid school bus from contest presenter IC Bus as well as $3,000 for green school supplies, and Chen received a $5,000 scholarship.

Click on the headline for this "good" news story!


Permalink 07:55:16 am, by mleslie Email , 89 words, 268 views   English (CA)
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Emphasis of new Alberta schools is on sustainability and energy efficiency

Long before talk about climate change, reducing emissions, and being environmentally responsible became a hot-button topic, the government of Alberta was already on the leading edge of the green movement in this province. Four years ago, the government adopted the Building Owners and Managers Association´s Building Environmental Standards program, or BOMA BESt. Its purpose is to improve workplace environments by making them safer and healthier while reducing energy consumption, cutting operating costs, and improving waste management. Click on the headline to read this article from Alberta Construction News.


Permalink 07:51:46 am, by mleslie Email , 27 words, 278 views   English (US)
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L.A.'s green schools: Propane buses, solar panels and environmental education

March 8, 2010 (Los Angeles Times) - The L.A. Unified School District has 14,000 buildings and more than 700,000 students .... Click on the headline to read about the LAUSD green plan.

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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