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The Coalition for Green Schools
An alliance of the nation's leading educational and environmental associations, including the
American Architectural Foundation, American Federation of Teachers, National Education
Association, National PTA, National School Boards Association and many others, the Coalition
is in pursuit of a common mission: provide every child in America with a green school.
The 50 for 50 Green Schools Caucus
This initiative equips state legislators with the knowledge, tools and networks they need to
advance effective state policies that promote the benefits of green schools.
Mayors' Alliance for Green Schools
The Alliance unites mayors from major cities and small towns across the country around a
common goal: bringing the benefits of green schools to their local communities.
USGBC Chapter Green Schools Committees
Across USGBC's national chapter network, more than 1,000 Green Schools Committee
volunteers are leading local and regional campaigns to promote healthy green school buildings.
Committees raise community awareness, host green schools events, give presentations, support
local schools, engage educators and work with local media to share their stories.
Representing college and university-based groups of students from all disciplines who come
together to green their campuses, communities and careers, USGBC Students has 60 active
groups and expects to engage more than 250 student groups nationwide over the next five years.
Center for Green Schools Fellows
The Fellows program connects carefully selected and extensively trained green schools experts
to serve as full-time sustainability officers to local school districts for three-year terms. Fellows
provide dedicated, hands-on project and organizational support for district-wide green schools
Congressional Green Schools Caucus
Under bipartisan leadership on Capitol Hill, and with programmatic support from the Center for
Green Schools, the Caucus brings together nearly 60 federal legislators to educate and inform
Congress on the enormous impact of greening our nation's schools.
Sustainability in higher education reaches
milestone in Colorado
Auraria Higher Education Center Science Building Addition is 1,000th LEED certified campus
project in the US.
Higher education reached a milestone earlier this year as the number of LEEDâ„¢- certified
campus projects reached 1,000 when the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) Science
Building Addition in Denver, Colo., achieved LEED NC 2.2 Gold certification.
The new Auraria Science Building addition, a four-story, 197,000 sq. ft. facility includes
research and teaching labs, classrooms, offices, a student lounge and coffee bar, and
accommodates the Auraria Campus' growing student body as well as the Community College of
Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and University of Colorado Denver. Through its
unique and thoughtful design, the new facility space has been recognized as a symbolic bridge
connecting not only with the existing campus buildings, but also with the larger Denver
"A LEED certified building serves as a visual statement of an institution's commitment and
leadership to improving the built environment," said Jaime Van Mourik, director of Higher
Education at the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. "The prominent placement of the AHEC
Science Building in downtown Denver provides a space for collaboration between higher
education and the local community which is the type of activity that will drive a sustainable
future. It is a wonderful example of how higher education can act as a catalyst for building a
Help us bring green schools to everyone within this generation. Learn more
White House Recognizes Kids Leading Green Schools Movement
June 15, 2011
USGBC Takes Part in World Childrenâ€™s Festival, Kids Turn Trash into a New
May 30, 2011
Women Leading the Way at Small Liberal Arts College
May 26, 2011
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Help bring the benefits of green schools to your community or school district by supporting a
green schools resolution.
UTC provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to customers in
the aerospace and building industries worldwide.
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community of members, chapters,
advocates and practitioners that give voice to our commitment to improve human health, support
economies and protect the environment through green buildings.