Archives for: August 2013


Permalink 08:14:50 am, by mleslie Email , 123 words, 207 views   English (US)
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Advisory Committee for School Repurposing and Community Development

Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the creation of the Advisory Committee for School Repurposing and Community Development. The committee has been established to explore and recommend an implementation plan for repurposing closed school facilities, with a goal of reengaging the facilities as vital and vibrant community assets. The Committee’s strategic recommendations to the City of Chicago will be focused on improving the economic vitality and quality of life in the city’s neighborhoods.

“The City of Chicago has an opportunity to use these facilities to revitalize our economy in key areas and expand opportunity for Chicagoans in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Emanuel. “I look forward to reviewing the recommendations after the committee’s careful consideration of what is best for our future.”


Permalink 01:37:29 pm, by mleslie Email , 24 words, 224 views   English (CA)
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Ontario EcoSchools Certification Statistics for 2012-13

Toronto, ON - Schools will return soon throughout the province, so let's review the certification statistics for Ontario's EcoSchools programme for last year (2012-2013).


Permalink 02:09:53 pm, by mleslie Email , 89 words, 238 views   English (US)
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California schools start to plan for wave of energy project funding

by Giana Magnoli - Public school districts are starting to plan energy-efficiency projects with the first batch of funding from Proposition 39 will be distributed next year. Community colleges and K-12 schools will get a portion of the $1 billion in increased income taxes from November’s Proposition 39, which made multistate firms pay a percentage for the sales done in California. Districts will be splitting the money with the state’s general fund for five years, which was an arrangement negotiated between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature during budget talks.

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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