“The green schools movement is the biggest thing to happen to education since the introduction of technology to the classroom.” says Glenn Cook, Editor in Chief of the American School Board Journal.
By promoting the design and construction of new green schools and by greening existing schools, we can make a tremendous impact on student health, school operational costs and the environment.
Green schools are more than buildings. They are places where children learn the wonders of the world and teachers prepare the next generation of leaders and citizens. These schools are built and operated to be full of clean air and sunlight and to be free of toxic materials and harmful chemicals.
Green schools are energy efficient, helping to lower utility costs, conserve resources and reduce waste. Green schools showcase a community’s commitment to its children and their future, who in turn, learn from an early age the importance and benefits of acting as responsible stewards of their communities and the larger world.