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National Green Week Kicks Off in Just 1 Month!

Can you believe it? The kickoff for the largest K-12 sustainability education campaign in the nation is just one month away! National Green Week, GEF’s flagship program, has certainly grown over the years. In 2014 we expect the most participation … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly Decorating Tips for Christmas

In an age where the environment has come to the forefront of society, political campaigns and world-wide initiatives, it seems odd that so much of Christmas can be wasteful. There are meals too large for any family to eat, miles … Continue reading

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Green Schools

Green buildings have existed for thousands of years, although no one had called them that until recently. The Romans used what we know as passive solar techniques to keep their buildings cool from the hot Italian sun. Unfortunately, these simple … Continue reading

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Building Strength for Green Purchasing in Education

Schools are a big player in the consumer economy. Public school districts spend approximately $450 Billion per year, and that figure doesn’t even give a complete picture since teachers spend approximately $1.3 Billion per year out of their own pockets … Continue reading

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Sustainability Education and the 7 Critical Skills for Graduates

Last week, I was honored to speak on a panel at the Massachusetts Association of SchoolCommittees/Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents conference in Hyannis, MA. Before my panel on ‘the sustainability agenda in schools’ I was able to watch the keynote … 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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