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Published on 28 Jun 2018 Written by Anisa Heming Posted in Center for Green Schools

The Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, published by Green Schools National Network, is the journal of the green schools movement, recording our...

Published on 15 Jun 2018 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 30 May 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

For the first time ever, Green Schools Conference and Expo 2018 was co-located with USGBC Colorado’s green building conference,...

Published on 23 May 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

As our need for sustainability solutions grows, so does our need for environmental justice. Often, the cost of unsustainable practices is paid by those who can't afford it.

Identifying and combating environmental injustice can be difficult, but with proper education, students and adults...

Published on 10 May 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Center for Green Schools

For the first time this year, Green Apple Day of Service Awards were presented to leaders and projects who organized a network of nearly one million volunteers globally for Green Apple Day of Service. The awards were presented by the...

Published on 09 May 2018 Written by Mary Schrott Posted in Center for Green Schools

Last week, the Green Schools Conference and Expo gathered in Denver, Colorado. The event showcased innovation in sustainability, curriculum and programming, building design, facilities management, health and community service....

Published on 27 Apr 2018 Written by Greg Christian Posted in Center for Green Schools

Feature image: Jack Johnson and his team having school lunch at a Mililani school. Johnson is an American singer-songwriter and co-founder of Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a supporter of the 'Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School program...

Published on 26 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

The annual Green Schools Conference and Expo is the premier event for green school advocates nationwide to learn more about how to advance healthy, high-performing schools.

GSCE 2018 will take place...

Published on 24 Apr 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

With more daylight and warming temperatures, spring is a great time to implement content from Captain Planet Foundation’s Project Learning Garden, a new program on...

Published on 11 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

Celebrated leaders across the education, sustainability and business fields will take the stage next month at the 2018 Green Schools Conference and Expo and Rocky...

Published on 10 Apr 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Spring brings a rebirth of life to your school grounds, and presents a great opportunity to get students learning and exploring outdoors. Whether you have an existing garden or just a plot of land begging to be tended, now is a great time to plan for a garden upgrade that harnesses student...

Published on 05 Apr 2018 Written by Phoebe Beierle Posted in Center for Green Schools

USGBC’s state-of-the-art technology platform Arc is already helping schools across the globe collect, manage and benchmark building level sustainability data to improve performance, as well as to engage students in hands-on activities...

Published on 04 Apr 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

In just one month, hundreds of green building advocates from coast to coast will gather in Denver for the annual Green Schools Conference and Expo (May 3–4) and ...

Published on 26 Mar 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Learning Lab Education Partners are the leaders, trusted voices and reputable providers of K–12 sustainability education. They lead through their lessons, available on...

Published on 19 Mar 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

With increasing daylight hours and spring right around the corner, now is a great time to explore the importance of the sun to our Earth. These lessons from Learning Lab help students of all ages understand the ways the sun provides...

Published on 13 Mar 2018 Written by Kristen Trovillion Posted in Center for Green Schools

In 2014, the Center for Green Schools selected Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) as the fifth school district to participate in its...

Published on 09 Mar 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

As our dependency on nonrenewable resources continues to grow, the need for educating future generations on energy efficiency and renewable resources grows exponentially. Learning Lab addresses this need with engaging, standards-...

Published on 07 Mar 2018 Written by Danielle Makous Posted in Center for Green Schools

At the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to attend schools that sustain the world they live in. As Earth Day...

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