05 Mar '12, 6pm

American Schools At Head Of Class In National Sustainability Efforts

American Schools At Head Of Class In National Sustainability Efforts

Businesses are often cited as the standard for turning sustainability efforts into profit margins, but two recent developments suggest schools are at the head of the class in reducing emissions reductions and turning energy efficiency into cost savings. As government budgets tighten, places of learning are turning into places of sustainability. This trend is most apparent in America’s public schools. Dedicated funding for the nation’s K-12 education system seems to get further reduced with every federal, state, and local government austerity measure. Faced to do more with less, schools are turning to energy efficiency in large numbers. To that end, 84 percent of the 210 U.S. organizations recently recognized in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 ENERGY STAR Leaders program are listed in the “K-12 education category.” To receive this recognition, school districts mu...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/05/american-schools-at-h...

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