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Commemorating Mandela's historic visit to Boys and Girls High Schools in Brooklyn shortly after his release from prison in 1990, a team of volunteers marked Mandela Day with a music, marching and by cleaning up Fulton Park and a garden near the school. GSA's David Havens reports.
The Green Schools Alliance intern program empowers outstanding student environmental leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to address climate and conservation challenges and better serve their schools and communities. This year, 39 high school students were selected.
This year's contingent of visitors included 110 students from 30 states and nine countries — Brazil, Colombia, France, Nepal, Peru, Somalia, Singapore, Togo and Ukraine — plus 40 faculty members.
110 high school students representing 30 states and nine countries, including Brazil, France and Somalia, address the question: How are we as global citizens going to bring back and contribute to our schools and communities? LISTEN to what they have to say:
The Green Schools Alliance (GSA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) have joined forces to host the sixth National Student Climate and Conservation Congress (SC3). The program is intended to equip high school students with conservation leadership
Submit your renewable energy idea to Zayed and your school might win! Wiinners are selected from 10 schools in 5 regions: Oceania, Americas, Europe, Middle east and Africa.

Green Schools

The event will be opened by Plastik Tidak Fantastik Festival, a student-led festival in effort to ban plastic from the island of Bali.
Their Sunday Morning show Taking Root features Elora and John Hardy beautiful approach to sustainable living and learning via GSA member the Green School.
On April 21, 2014, 250 students from 14 middle schools came together for a day of hands-on education and networking to make their schools--and communities-- a “greener” place.
100% of GSA Member The Storm King School's Electricity is now Powered by Wind
After pledging to introduce legislation at the GSA and Hewitt Schools's “Ban the Bag” Conference, a bill was introduced by the City Council Members who attended. NYC students prepared testimony last weekend to present at NY City Council in support of proposed legislation.
RSVP for this event on Tues Sept 10, 6-9. Schools can use this online platform to reach their local members as well as to connect with the global renewable energy community.

Green Cup Challenge™

A record 430 schools worldwide participated in this year’s Green Cup Challenge (GCC), collectively saving 1.5 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and boosting school recycling programs.
For the second time in five years, Avon Old Farms School has been named the champions of the Green Cup Challenge Boarding School Division, amassing an astonishing 16.9 percent reduction in total energy usage to win the New England Boarding School division. That’s a total energy savings of 28,313
The competition, which ran from Nov. 5- Dec. 3, 2013, was created by the Green Schools Alliance (GSA), a nonprofit organization of public and private schools whose aim is to meet the Mayor’s PlaNYC target of reducing carbon emissions 30
The Green Schools Alliance, in partnership with Lucid, announces the results of the annual Green Cup Challenge electricity competition. This year more than 300 K-12 schools from across the U.S. and around the world have collectively saved 1.5 gigawatt-hours of electricity, equivalent to
Posted November 20, 2012. Follow the current data from the NYC DOE 2012 Green Cup Challenge through GSA's NEW GCC Building Dashboard interface created by Lucid.
The 2013 Green Cup Challenge plans to use Lucid’s Building Dashboard to engage, educate and motivate students to reduce electricity usage in their schools.

The bill would provide grant funding to colleges with green energy curriculum to expand their programs to middle and high schools, to get students interested in green jobs earlier in their educational careers.
The Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding at the American Geosciences Institute has released a landmark report on the status of Earth Science education in U.S. middle and high schools, describing in detail significant gaps
After several years of work by over 800 scientists from around the world, it is now considered even more certain (> 95%) that human influence is the dominant cause of the observed warming >
Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle have come together to advance environmental education and outdoor learning opportunities for students across America. If passed, the bill would encourage states to implement environmental literacy plans for K-12 students.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE TODAY: The Winning school in each of 5 global regions will receive $100k each for their sustainability achievements. Submission deadline for this important recognition is August 5th.
The Urban Water Federal Partnership strives to stimulate local economies, create jobs, improve quality of life, and protect health via waterway revitalization.