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Earth Day 2014

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

I admit to having mixed feelings about Earth Day for the obvious reason that "saving the planet" is a 365-day, 24/7 job. But if we can get people to focus on the central idea it represents even for a few minutes, it's worth it, right?

Schools and Disasters: Prepare First, Then Remediate Fully

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Claire L. Barnett

Children's health should be a priority in planning for and responding to disasters, including planned time to assess and remediate hazards. But until federal, state, and city health agencies finally stand up for kids, it's up to parents, communities, and individual schools to be prepared before disasters, and to be ready to cope afterward.

Students Are Now Competing Across Continents to Reduce the Most Emissions, and Waste, in Their Schools

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
Veronique Pittman

What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.

Harvard President Affirms Anti-Divestment Stance

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green

Harvard's multibillion-dollar endowment will continue to include investments in the fossil fuel industry, university president Drew Faust affirmed in ...

Back to a Healthier, Safer School

David Foster | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
David Foster

For millions of kids, it's time to head back into the classroom where the average public school building in the United States is over 40 years old, and many are much older. Our children are bearing the brunt of these crumbling buildings.

Cool Schools Lead the Way

Quentin James | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Quentin James

This week, Sierra magazine released its seventh annual ranking of America's greenest schools, a salute to colleges that are helping to solve climate problems and making significant efforts to operate sustainably.

How Two Companies Are Building The Future's Green Leaders

Ecofabulous | Posted 05.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

It all starts in the classroom.

LOOK: The 21 Greenest Colleges

Posted 04.22.2013 | College

With a nod to Earth Day, the Princeton Review has released its guide to 322 of the greenest colleges in the United States, with help from the Center f...

The Price of Education

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Rick Fedrizzi

Do we want to simply talk a good game? Or do we want to put our money where our mouth is and give to our children and theirs what our parents and grandparents once sacrificed to give us?

Schools Unite to Support a Plastic Bag Ban, Fee or Tax in NYC

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Veronique Pittman

Inspired to take action by the successes of large cities and many towns in NY in passing ordinances to ban or impose fees on single use plastic bags, K-12 schools are launching a campaign to pressure the City Council to consider the issue more seriously.

Built to Last: Proposition 39 and California's Schools

Kate Gordon | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

Washington, take note: if our nation physically crumbles, our status as a world leader crumbles too. It's time to take action.

Dear President Obama...Green Building Can Lead America's Economic Comeback!!

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

This week, 40,000 people will gather at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco to celebrate the green building movement. And we've got a lot to cheer about.

America's Greenest Colleges: SIERRA Magazine List (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.15.2012 | College

Last year, 20,000 students hopped on bicycles and rode to the No. 1 most eco-friendly school, according to SIERRA magazine's sixth annual ranking of A...

Third Graders Help Their School Win Green Cup Recycle Challenge

Veronique Pittman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

Winning the Recycle Challenge was a source of pride for the children, which showed them that the work they do every week pays off.

National "2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge" Encourages K-12 Students to Rethink Waste and Consume Less

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

On April 2nd, thousands of students, in schools from Connecticut to California, will aim to "recycle right" for four weeks during the 2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge.

Students Prevent Over 1.5 Million Pounds of CO2 Emissions. Winners of the 2012 Green Cup Challenge Announced

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Veronique Pittman

Given that there are 132,600 schools in the U.S. alone, the GCC demonstrates that the potential benefits of a national school-based resource conservation movement are enormous.

Students Cut Energy Use By Up to 17%

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

Preventable energy waste costs Americans hundreds of billions of dollars a year and studies have shown that most Americans continue to live in denial about their energy consumption. But students are turning that around.

U.S. Schools Compete to Slash Energy Use in 2012

Veronique Pittman | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

Students in more than 116 schools across the U.S. are competing to reduce their electricity consumption by participating in the 2012 national Green Cup Challenge® (GCC) during peak winter energy usage, Jan. 18 to Feb. 15.

Where Sustainability Movement Meets K-12 Education

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

The U.S. Department of Education announced last fall the Green Ribbon Schools Program, in a clear sign of the importance of this movement.

Best Of Green Schools 2011 Announced

Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

Going green is cool enough for schools. The Best of Green Schools 2011 list was released this week, commending educational institutions around the cou...

Communities Skip Washington for Green Action Locally

Frank Sesno | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green
Frank Sesno

By fostering a new generation of energy-aware leaders, communities hope to benefit from the growing green collar job industry while safeguarding against the potentially damaging effects of climate change. Why are they moving and Congress isn't?

The Schoolbag Haiti

Erin Schrode | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Erin Schrode

How did an American environmental activist, a Canadian student, an Australian lawyer-to-be, a social media expert living in Hong Kong, a South African businessman, a Dominican development specialist, and a Haitian mental health worker end up on this Caribbean island?

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 ...