Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Beijing, China for the 8th International Conference on Green & Energy Efficient Building to discuss the green schools movement. Although there are so many implicit differences between the U.S. and China – the language and culture are incredibly diverse from ours – I tested my assumption that healthy, high performing kids are a universal value that requires no translation.
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Center for Green Schools Opportunities: Green Classroom Professional Certificate
Green Classroom Professional Certificate
Center Spotlight: Tiffany Coyle, Marketing Account Associate
Tiffany is responsible for coordinating marketing pieces for the Center for Green Schools, as well as other initiatives at USGBC. She concentrates on ways to get the Center’s message out to folks and give them the tools they need to empower their …
Where in the World is Rachel Gutter?
This week, Center for Green Schools Director Rachel Gutter traveled to Beijing, China for the 8th International Conference on Green & Energy Efficient Building. Rachel spoke to the audience about the importance of green schools, a topic that is gai…
If You Want to See Change, Head to New Orleans
This past Monday, Center for Green Schools Director Rachel Gutter and I presented plaques to the first four LEED certified schools in New Orleans. These four schools represented not only a huge accomplishment for the Recovery School District and the ci…
Arkansas Green Schools Challenge
The first annual Arkansas Green Schools Challenge is coming to a close, and a great article was recently published on the program in February’s Arkansas Green Guide magazine.The Challenge was a joint effort between the USGBC-Arkansas Chapter and the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA).
Center for Green Schools and McGraw Hill Foundation Release Green Schools White Paper
If you pay attention to the news and chatter about education policy and schools, you’ve undoubtedly heard the heated debates over the best way to hire and compensate teachers and the most appropriate way to institute rigorous curriculum. The who and the what of education often get front stage in the conversation over how to make our schools more effective at preparing students for being active, engaged citizens.
The Center for Green Schools at the 2012 Green Schools National Conference
Six years ago, we launched the National Green Schools Campaign. Back then, if you had told me that just a few years later, several thousand people would be showing up at a national green schools conference to be keynoted by Secretary of Education Arne …
Director’s Corner: Bringing Green Schools to the Mainstream
At the end of last year, I shared with you that I thought the green schools movement had reached a tipping point. Even in these first weeks of 2012, the many players in this movement are redefining this conversation and our strategy for putting every …
Green Schools Regional Roundtables: Common Ground in Kentucky
On Nov. 29, 2011, state legislators and key decision makers from six states across the South and Midwest convened in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to discuss the political common ground around the topic of green schools.