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Published on 23 Jun 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green Apple Day of Service is a unique moment to join schools across the world in celebrating the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of leaders in sustainability.

Over the past five years, we’...

Published on 22 Jun 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC has a vision that every school can be an inspiring, healthy, green place where teachers and students thrive and where every student has the chance to succeed. One way we realize this vision...

Published on 21 Jun 2017 Written by Nora Knox Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is the only national event to bring together all of the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build, and teach in U.S. schools...

Published on 30 May 2017 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Center for Green Schools

May in Minnesota is a bit unpredictable—it could be snowing, it could be 85 degrees, it could be raining for days on end. After a bit of a it all this May, the weather shifted and delivered mostly sunshine and warmth during the week of May 22, just in time for...

Published on 22 May 2017 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

Over the years, the Center for Green Schools, together with many partner organizations, has published a range of research and best practices for green schools. From white papers to reports and research papers, these resources...

Published on 16 May 2017 Written by Heather Benjamin Posted in Center for Green Schools

At the Center for Green Schools, hands-on environmental and sustainability education is an essential part of our mission for our activities in schools and in...

Published on 09 May 2017 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! When we talk about green schools, the conversation in the building industry is often focused on environmental impact and healthy design and construction. However, educators are the central players in the ...

Published on 04 May 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools
Published on 02 May 2017 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC has put together a new white paper on a potential education tax in Georgia that could help eliminate...

Published on 24 Apr 2017 Written by Amy Hedgepeth Posted in Center for Green Schools

Where we learn matters. Globally, one in eight individuals sets foot in a school every day. School buildings have an enormous impact on people and the environment. School facilities also directly affect student learning, student and staff health and school finances. Well-designed...

Published on 17 Apr 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

Every year, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC convenes approximately 50 sustainability and energy leaders from around the world for the K–12 School District Sustainability Leaders’ Summit—one and a half days of...

Published on 13 Apr 2017 Written by Emma Arnold Posted in Center for Green Schools

Excitement was in the air at the 2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia from March 21 to 22. In partnership with Green Schools National Network, for this year's conference USGBC focused on content quality and...

Published on 11 Apr 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC, in partnership with Second Nature, recognizes higher education institutions every year for their leadership in sustainability and climate change mitigation, on campus and in their community. Applications to the 2017...

Published on 30 Mar 2017 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is launching a new program called Arc + Schools and is seeking interested school districts, with and without LEED projects, to start using...

Published on 29 Mar 2017 Written by Steph Leonard Posted in Center for Green Schools

Green schools are growing strong in Minnesota. Take a look at what USGBC Minnesota is up to this spring:

Green Schools Roundtable

On Feb. 23, USGBC Minnesota participated in the first Green Schools Roundtable,...

Published on 22 Mar 2017 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Conference and Expo, which convened this week in Atlanta, Georgia, highlighted the intersection of sustainability, curriculum and programming, building design, facilities management, health and wellness and...

Published on 20 Mar 2017 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

On March 20, the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly Journal launches. The new education journal is a publication of the Green Schools National Network...

Published on 01 Mar 2017 Written by Sarah Buente Posted in Center for Green Schools

Maybe you've heard about how LEED Lab is providing students with highly marketable experience. Not only is it preparing students for 21st century competitive careers, but it is also giving them a distinct...

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