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I Am Green

Alanna Zabel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green
Alanna Zabel

Showing their true innate natures of being change-makers for a better world, Matt Petersen and Ruben Aronin not only shared 10 amazing tips, they gave 20.

The President, the Packers and Winning One for the American People

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Building is a noble act and building sustainably is an act of nation-building that in 10 short years has created a $60 billion industry that never existed before.

The Pepsi Refresh Bottle Cap Challenge!

Pamela French | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Pamela French

What was I thinking?! Having just come off the Green Giant, Green Awards, and asking my friends, colleagues and like-minded green parents to vote for ...

$100,000 in Prize Money Given to the Top 10 NYC Public Schools That Reduced the Most Energy

Veronique Pittman | Posted 06.26.2011 | New York
Veronique Pittman

The winners were announced at the 4th Annual Green Schools Alliance Spring Conference & Resource Fair, "Green Schools NYC 2011 (GSNYC)" on April 9th. ...

The Greenest Colleges

Posted 06.22.2011 | College

Is your school ready for Earth Day? This year, the Princeton Review partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to evaluate 703 postsecondary i...

Earth Day Lesson: Reducing Phone Books in Your Town

Ted Wells | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Ted Wells

Looking for a green, service-learning project for your classroom that gets students involved in civics? If yes, join us at to help try to rid your town of the annoying yellow bricks!

School's Zero Waste Movement Inspires Students, Curriculum

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
Leah Mayor

Students are overwhelmed with the complexities of global warming, environmental degradation, and social injustices. Through their food choices students felt that they could make a difference.

Students Grow Ideas To Green Their Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a clear role role reversal, kids across the country are schooling their teachers and communities about reducing waste. These students have come u...

Green Building Wins the Future

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

In his State of the Union address, President Obama boldly proclaimed this to be our opportunity to win the future. But a huge part of winning that future is reducing our reliance on the fuels of the past.

Green Grades -- NYC Schools Recycle!

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pamela French

You too can make a change in your schools - it can be as easy as abc's and 123's.

The Anderson School/PS334: 2010 Golden Apple Award Winners

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pamela French

Our school has made leaps and bounds this academic year for the environmental movement in the NYC Public School system.

Top 5 Things to Green Your School

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pamela French

The end of the school year is approaching and now is the perfect time to think about next year's Green initiatives for your school -- How can you make your school into a greener environment?

Green School Nation

Jayni Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jayni Chase

Join us in making America a Green School Nation. We are working to create an oasis of learning about the very things that we depend on to give and sustain our lives -- air, water and soil to grow our food.

Take a Bite Out of a Greener Apple

Pamela French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pamela French

If we focused on greening our city schools, and educating the kids both in their daily school practices and down the line in their curriculum, it would become second nature to them.

Celine Cousteau: Environmentalism Should Be Taught In Schools

Indagare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It must be eco-school day. This morning, we wrote about a contest for America's Greenest School and 5 Green Tips For Students, and now we come across ...

NYC Public School Students Participate in the Green Cup Challenge

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Veronique Pittman

New York is the first major city in which the entire public school system (that's 1,500 NYC public schools with 1.1 million students) has committed reducing their carbon footprint.

High Schools Teach Environmental Issues, Beyond Recycling

The New York Times | MIREYA NAVARRO and SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While plenty of city schools, from elementary to secondary, teach students about environmental issues like endangered species or global warming, place...

Green Schools: Is Your Child's School Flunking the Environment? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You'd think schools would be role models for good behavior now wouldn't you? Oh sure they might talk a good game about the importance of recycling pap...

From Waste To Wonder: Greening Our Schools

GreenBiz | Marc Gunther, June 15, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

About a year and a half ago, Ron Wilcox, the superintendent of schools in Madison County, North Carolina, had a big problem. Electricity bills for the...

House Approves $6.4 Billion For Green Schools

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a multiyear school construction bill with the ambitious goals of producing hundreds of thousands of jo...

GREEN FEES: College Students Demand To Pay Their Own Way To Renewables

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green Inc. reports that college students are asking for tuition increases and less beer. OK, maybe just tuition increases, but it still seems unlikely...

90 Percent Of Parents Opt Out Of School's Paper Handouts

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Of the school's 520 students, less than 10% opted to receive paper handouts, either because they prefer that form or more likely because they don't ha...

Greenest School Contest And 5 Tips For Students

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Celebrating the people who watch out for their kids, for other peoples' kids AND for the environment, there is now a contest for "America's Greenest S...

House Approves $20 Billion For Green Schools

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The House on Wednesday committed more than $20 billion over the next five years to help states build and renovate schools to make them m...

Green Schools 101

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

Green schools are inarguably the right decision for our children and the environment. Though up-front costs are higher, green buildings http://www.epa...