Archives for: April 2015


Permalink 11:28:32 am, by mleslie Email , 51 words, 153 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

The Most Sustainable Classroom

by Christine Walsh - The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has recently constructed an on-site classroom, called the SEEDclassroom. The aim of this project was to provide a sustainable, inspiring and healthy space for educational purposes, and it is one of the only such classrooms in the US.


Permalink 02:03:32 pm, by mleslie Email , 62 words, 139 views   English (CA)
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The Greenest School on Earth is in Pickering, Ontario - Dunbarton High School

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council selects Dunbarton High School of Pickering, Ontario as the 2015 Greenest School on Earth. Their efforts in bringing sustainability and energy efficiency into their buildings and their classrooms have earned them the top slot and here's a few reasons why.

Watch this YouTube video and then read the full press release.

Permalink 07:37:39 am, by mleslie Email , 82 words, 125 views   English (AU)
Categories: Individual school case studies

‘Design empathy’ builds inclusive spaces for people with autism - The Northern School for Autism

by Alex Bozikovic - Fluorescent lights. A wall painted bright yellow. A smoke detector that keeps beeping through a meeting. These are things that you might encounter in an office or a classroom without much notice. But what if you saw those fluorescent lights flickering intensely and heard them emitting a painfully sharp buzz? Or if that yellow wall seemed to be vibrating, like a broken computer monitor? Or if the bleep of the alarm was the loudest sound you could hear?

Permalink 07:35:22 am, by mleslie Email , 30 words, 157 views   English (UK)
Categories: News Updates

What makes for #Greatschools?

by Roger Hawkins - Different schools require different approaches but there are some principles that will always be relevant. Hawkins\Brown has distilled its extensive experience down to 10 key points.


Permalink 07:47:14 am, by mleslie Email , 54 words, 136 views   English (US)
Categories: News Updates

Tuesday April 7th is National Healthy Schools Day

Since 2002 parents, teachers, school nurses, custodians, advocates, and agencies have promoted National Healthy Schools Day activities nationwide. Whether you are at the beginning stages of investigating school environments or have an established Indoor Air/Environmental Quality program, we invite you to host a local activity that educates others and celebrates your school’s successes.

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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