Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Learn all about green schools- find ways to help your school go green and browse LEED certified schools in your state.
Students, parents and teachers are working together to promote green schools. Recycling programs, bus transportation, and water efficiency are just a few of the many ways schools save energy and reduce waste. Also, environmental education programs raise students’ awareness on how they can impact their environment. Learn about five easy ways to green your school.
Although many schools promote green programs and activities, some schools are actually ceritified as green schools. This means they have been certified by the U.S. Green Builing Council as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. Find LEED certified green schools near you. The LEED for Schools Rating System is specific to the design and construction of K-12 schools and buildings, addressing such things as energy efficiency, water conservation and mold prevention.
How green is your school? Find your school with our SchoolFinder tool and tell others about your green school! Writing a ”green” review gives you a chance to win a beautiful hard cover copy of Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World. Learn more.