12 Dec '11, 7pm

Greener US schools could save $20 billion in energy

Greener US schools could save $20 billion in energy

Moment for the Movement – The US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program, which is the first comprehensive and coordinated federal initiative to focus on the intersection of environment, health and education. Region – Sacramento, where Mayor Kevin Johnson helped to bring together mayors and superintendents from across northern California to create a $100 million revolving loan fund for green school retrofits. State – Ohio, which leads the nation in green school projects, with 315 LEED-registered and certified projects, and 19 schools registered in 2011 alone. City – Philadelphia, where the school district made “significant steps” this year to green the city’s 291 public schools. School – Lake Mills Middle School in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. In March 2011, it became the first public school in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Higher Ed Innovator...

Full article: http://www.greenbang.com/greener-us-schools-could-save-20...

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