3 Low Cost Resources For Greening Your School

By Lindsey Coulter
For schools and universities with already limited budgets, developing and implementing significant sustainability measures can seem daunting. While steps such as instituting campus-wide recycling programs, turning off classroom lights and unplugging computers and devices can have a positive impact, schools looking to make more substantial commitments to sustainability on a budget can easily tap into a wealth of free resources and grant- supported programs. From wind turbine funding to energy efficiency software, here are three cost-effective ways to improve school sustainability inside and out.

Center for Green Schools Honors Sustainability Leaders

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, based in Washington, honored a number of projects, institutions and individuals in December with Best of Green Schools awards.

Western Michigan University Honored for Sustainability Efforts

By Jessie Fetterling
Western Michigan University (WMU) was one of 10 institutions and individuals honored on Dec. 17 by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, which hosts an annual awards program to recognize the best environmental efforts in schools and universities across the country.

Southwestern Law School’s First Residence Earns LEED Platinum

The Residences at 7th, a new 133-unit residence hall on the Southwestern Law School campus in Los Angeles, was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification.

Americans Support Green Schools, Survey Finds

A new independent nationwide survey revealed that nearly three out of four Americans support federal investment in school building improvements.

Report to Serve as Green School Blueprint

Three major green organizations recently unveiled a report for implement green schools initiatives.

Feds Launch Green Ribbon School Program

A tree-planting ceremony at the Department of Education headquarters marked the launch of a new program to recognize eco-friendly school facilities.

USGBC, Princeton Review Launch Second Green Colleges Guide

By: Sameea Kamal
For the second year, students headed to college can select where to go to school based on the question: how green is it?

New Orleans School District Wins USGBC Leadership Award

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded its 2010 Leadership Award to the Recovery School District of New Orleans at its Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Chicago.

Learning Opportunity

By Rachel Gutter
The greatest opportunity presented by a green school is the opportunity to utilize the facility as a teaching tool.