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Can low-income schools 'go green' too?
More than half of the student body at our daughter's school is low-income (qualified for federally-subsidized lunches). The school struggles to cover the most basic academic supplies, desperately needs a paint job (and building repairs), isn't well landscaped, and is in danger of losing its sports program due to lack of funding from the district and state. I doubt they have the finances, volunteers or free time to make the school 'green' or environmentally friendly.
But I think this is an important issue because it affects the children's health, and Americans do need to make our way of life more sustainable (and less harmful to the planet).
So, what can struggling low-income schools do to be green? Are there any academic benefits from going green? That might help convince the principal and teachers to get on board with any 'green' program.
Thanks for any ideas you have!