06 Jun '11, 7pm

Learn more about the US Department of Education's Green Ribbon Program for Sustainable Schools

Learn more about the US Department of Education's Green Ribbon Program for Sustainable Schools

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of the Green Ribbon Schools program to recognize sustainable schools that boast green curricula, buildings, grounds, and overall operations. Beyond encouraging schools to manage their carbon footprints and help kids to graduate as “environmentally literate students” well-versed in science, technology and the environment, the Department of Education hopes this green school program will help the large number of schools hit with budget crunches. Sustainable schools can cut expenses through energy efficiency and green building updates. Schools spent between $6-8 billion on energy in 2000, and the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that green updates could reduce energy consumption by up to 25 percent, cutting school costs by more than $1 billion annually. Sounds like a win-win-win scenario to us — green schools...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/us-department-of-education-anno...

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