Monthly Archives: October 2011

Starting A School Greenhouse: Best Practices from Andrew Cooke Magnet School

Starting a school greenhouse/garden program is a team effort.  It requires passion, time, and financial commitments from staff, students, the school administration, and the community. It is helpful that programming ideas are in place to justify the use of a greenhouse.  … Continue reading

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Jump on the Sustainability Train!

Americans are notorious for driving distances that many other global citizens would balk at. Plenty of unlucky people spend 2 hours or more driving to work every day, and then another two hours to get back home. In Europe, driving for … Continue reading

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GEF at Greenbuild 2011

Last week in Toronto, Victoria Waters and I attended Greenbuild, the largest green building conference in the world.  The annual conference and exposition, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council, brings together around 30,000 industry leaders and stakeholders in green … Continue reading

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What Americans Want – New Schools!

Schools in America need help. They’re in physical disrepair, use outdated technologies   that guzzle energy, and have interiors that exude harmful compounds into the same air children breath during the majority of each day. This September, the condition of schools in America … Continue reading

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