The Association for Preservation Technology DC Chapter is proud to support the USGBC Center for Green School’s International Green Apple Day of Service Campaign. As advocates for historic properties in the DC area, APT DC’s membership cares deeply for those greenest of green buildings – the ones that are already built! The majority of school structures in our nation’s capital are historic properties in historically significant neighborhoods, but like many school districts around the US, the buildings suffer from chronically low school system budgets.
In the last six months, 29 benchmarking bills and ordinances were introduced in cities and states across the country.
Earlier this year, USGBC launched seven new advocacy campaigns designed to highlight our organization’s public policy priorities. And local advocates sure have responded. Most recently, USGBC South Carolina hosted a day-long summit inspired by USGBC’s Common Ground on Green Schools Campaign which brought together Palmetto state educators, government officials and legislators to discuss ways to put every South Carolinian child in a green school within a generation.
USGBC’s 2012 advocacy campaign agenda is designed to empower local advocates to advance USGBC public policy priorities in their state capitols and city halls. Each campaign was launched with a suite of supporting resources to make it easier for advocates and includes a campaign brief and draft legislative text.
The 2012 Green Schools National Conference kicked off today with the opening session, featuring inspiring words from green schools advocates such as Andy Kerr, Colorado state representative and a member of our Green Schools Caucus; Majora Carter, presi…
There are two upcoming webcasts that will be useful for campus stakeholders and advocates interested in green building and green schools. The first discusses implementing LEED in a campus setting, and the second focuses on high building performance on …
Last week was USGBC’s annual Greenbuild Conference Expo. Held in Toronto, Greenbuild brought together 23,000 builders, architects, manufacturers, policy makers, educators, advocates and environmental leaders. The Center for Green Schools at USGBC played off of this year’s Greenbuild theme, focusing on “what’s next” in the green schools movement. I wanted to share a few of my highlights with you: