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Slow and Steady Wins the Sustainability Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Sustainability Race

Pre- and post-conference events at the Green Schools National Conference offer green school best practices and implementation strategies Slow and steady wins the race, says Tim Cole. As Sustainability Officer for Virginia Beach Public Schools, Cole knows firsthand...

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Using the Campus as a Teaching Tool

Using the Campus as a Teaching Tool

El Camino Real Charter High School (ECRCHS) is embarking on a sustainability initiative that aims to integrate the school’s infrastructure with the curriculum. As part of this initiative, ECRCHS plans to offer place- and project-based learning that centers on content...

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GSNC2014 Recycle Report

GSNC2014 Recycle Report

Congratulations GSNC2014 attendees! With everyone’s efforts we were able to divert 93% of the waste generated at the event from the landfill!  This is a significant effort and is a reflection of the Green Schools National Network, Waste Management, the City of...

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Good Idea/Bad Idea?

Good Idea/Bad Idea?

Teachers in one North Carolina county this week are going door to door to get parents more involved in their children's education. As one teacher notes, parent involvement is directly connected to a child's success in the classroom. "Our goal is to get parents to...

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Old School, New School

Do you want to know how to train decision-makers on how to use EPA’s School Siting Guidelines? Join others in training on Friday, June 14, from 10 am-2:30 pm Eastern, via videoconference, for a special ‘train the trainer’ workshop, Old School, New School, This Place, That Place: An Introduction to Utilizing the EPA School Siting Guidelines.

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Green Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all the winners. Our future looks green from here! ED Green Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony 2013 (16 photos) See more photos here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofed/sets/72157633924170353/

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Testing the waters – literally!

Our diehard director Jim McGrath is busy planning our 4th annual Green Schools National Conference, set for next March in Sacramento, so he’s busy checking out the local scenery and lining up pre-conference excursions. One of them will offer a chance to kayak the...

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Solutions Summit: Moving Toward Zero Waste in Schools

At our 2013 Green Schools National Conference, we scheduled several work sessions – we called them “Solutions Summits” -- designed to create action plans targeting several key issues: healthy food in schools, the impact of the physical environment on student...

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