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Published on 20 Sep 2018 Written by Amanda Sawit Posted in Center for Green Schools

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education honored this year’s class of Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) awardees at an official ceremony and an awards...

Published on 19 Sep 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

With the school year in full swing, it’s time to take action on your commitment to school sustainability with Green Apple Day of Service. This year, we’ve made a commitment to helping your school make the biggest impact possible....

Published on 07 Sep 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

The 2017–2018 school year’s Green Apple Day of Service was all about meeting schools where they are. By opening up to allow projects all during the academic year and providing mini-grants through DonorsChoose.org, the effort was...

Published on 05 Sep 2018 Written by Claire Wayner Posted in Center for Green Schools

Since the number of LEED-certified schools surpassed 2,000 last year—a huge milestone for the Center for Green...

Published on 30 Aug 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

The beginning of the school year is the time to make new, sustainable habits. Want to dedicate this year to zero waste lunches or eliminating single-use plastics? As a parent, teacher, student or school administrator, there are easy ways to reduce the school's and your own personal environmental...

Published on 23 Aug 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

Get involved with the educational programming for the 2019 Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) and IMPACT Conference.

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Published on 16 Aug 2018 Written by Jenny Wiedower Posted in Center for Green Schools

Incorporating physical activity into the classroom is a great way to keep students engaged, especially in the transition from summer vacation to school study. These lessons from Learning Lab get students moving, as well as learning...

Published on 13 Aug 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

With the beginning of the school year approaching, it’s time to set goals and priorities. Among the many goals you’re sure to make is creating a more sustainable and healthy learning environment with a Green Apple project, which can happen on any date that works for your school....

Published on 07 Aug 2018 Written by Christina Huynh Posted in Center for Green Schools

Share your knowledge as a session speaker at the Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) and IMPACT in 2019.

We're now accepting session proposals and peer reviewer...

Published on 31 Jul 2018 Written by Carolyn Yi Posted in Center for Green Schools

Have you ever observed a sustainability challenge at school—a lack of recycling, or school buses idling—and felt unsure of how you could help address it? Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you know things could be done better. You might wonder, Who should I talk to about...

Published on 20 Jul 2018 Written by Kristen Keim Posted in Center for Green Schools

With the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season already upon us, and the images from last year’s catastrophic season still fresh in our memory, resiliency and disaster preparedness are on everyone’s mind. 2017 was the most expensive year on record for damage from climate and weather...

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...

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