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Moving Toward Zero Waste at Anthony G. Bacich and Montalvin Manor Elementary Schools

By. Casey Fritz, Associate Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations   Strategic Energy Innovations’ (SEI) zero waste programs are working to help schools and districts around San Francisco’s Bay Area make the move to sustainable waste management. SEI...

100% Clean Energy School Districts: A Growing Movement

By. Katy Mamen and Lisa Hoyos, Sierra Club's Climate Parents Program   In an era where local governments and municipal leaders are embracing the need to address climate change, the movement for 100% clean energy cities, businesses, and school districts is gaining...

Whitefish School District Strives for Net-Zero through Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

By. Ryder Delaloye, Curriculum Director, Whitefish School District   The community of Whitefish, Montana, which sits in the shadow of Glacier National Park, is situated in one of the largest wilderness areas in the continental United States. Mountain ranges surround...

The Three Pillars of Success for Achieving Net-Zero in the Cafeteria

By. Greg Christian and Marnie Record, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners   A 2012 food waste study at a Boston middle school determined that 26.1% of the total food budget ended up in the garbage. If translated nationally for school lunches, roughly $1,238,846,400...

What Cool Schools Can Do

By. Tom Yohemas Reprinted with permission from Teaching Teens about Climate Change, Green Teacher, 2017, 80pp. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at...

GSNN Educator’s Toolbox: Professional Development, Resources, Grants, and Awards for November

Professional Development Be a Catalyst for Change…Become a Green Schools National Network Member The green schools movement is the most critical education reform initiative of our time. Through the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) membership program, you can show...