For schools and universities with already limited budgets, developing and implementing significant sustainability measures can seem daunting.Read more
WASHINGTON — 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. The award program honors sustainability leaders and innovators working to create healthy, high-performing learning places across the educational spectrum.Read more
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — 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.Read more
LOS ANGELES — 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. This modern, non-smoking structure was recognized for a highly sustainable design, careful use of construction materials and resources, recycling efforts and its close proximity to public transit.Read more
WASHINGTON — A new, independent, nationwide survey revealed that nearly three out of four Americans support federal investment in school building improvements focused on creating healthier learning environments, saving tax dollars or lowering carbon emissions.Read more
NEW ORLEANS — Three major green organizations recently unveiled a report that outlines a five-point national action plan local governments can use as a framework to develop and implement green schools initiatives.
NEW YORK — For the second year, students headed to college can select where to go to school based on the question: how green is it?