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Adopted so far by 11 States ((CA,DE,KS,KY,IL,MD,NV,OR,RI,VT,WA,DC) there is still persistent pressure to question human impact on global warming among Republicans in each state.
Earth Day Network partners up with Rovio to create "Champions for the Earth," timed to coincide with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, and just ahead of COP21 in Paris.
On May 2 2015, California State PTA adopted a resolution on climate change and climate change education, entitled "Climate Change is a Children's Issue" at its annual convention in Sacramento
The national security implications of climate change impacts are far-reaching, exacerbating existing stressors, contributing to poverty, environmental degradation, and political instability, and providing enabling environments for terrorist activity abroad.
What living in a dumpster for one year taught this professor about the things we don’t need. Jeff Wilson’s life had all the trappings of a conventional adult existence. Then . . .
Or what I've leaned in 12 years writing about energy. The focus is we may have to adapt civilization to the new energy terrain and not assume we can jchange energy modalities and continue what we are doing.

GSA Stories

Article includes comments by Sc3 Participants Daisy Levine, Lucia Smith, and Shana Rachelle Herman.
We are thrilled to share this press release with our Green Schools Alliance fans and family! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 13, 2015 Green Schools Alliance Hires New Executive Director New York, NY, July 13, 2015 –
Student Environmental leaders gathered at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) for a weeklong leadership training.
June 28th - July 3. Ec3/GREEN is the NEW week-long professional development program for school sustainability change-makers. Like Sc3, this program is being offered in partnership with NCTC.
GSA partner, Zayed Future Energy Prize, opened its prestigious Global High School Prize for Submissions NOW to 22 June 2015. Selecting 2 finalists in 5 global regions, many GSA schools have won. Yours could too!
Monarch Joint Venture and GSA announce new partnership to support a Presidential memorandum on Pollinators, and encourage schools to plant pollinator gardens.

Green Schools

Classes grow the plants from seed to provide nourishment for monarch butterflies, bees, and other pollinators in the Gateway National Recreation Area,
Science teacher, Diane Corrigan and her first grade students are learning about the life cycle of monarch butterflies and helping this declining species at the same time. Click to watch the segment on the Today’s Show.
1.73 MW solar system now covers all their electrical energy needs, while simultaneously reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent
First Lady Michelle Obama got her hands dirty harvesting the White House Kitchen Garden alongside students of GSA Member, STAR School.
Morning includes tour of school's solar systems, solar success stories in the region, technical reviews and funding opportunities.
The event will be opened by Plastik Tidak Fantastik Festival, a student-led festival in effort to ban plastic from the island of Bali.

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.

“Climate change is real and our kids deserve to learn real science in our schools. That’s why we’re taking a stand,” said Stanton, Chair of the Environment Committee for the US Conference of Mayors.
Six largest school districts to remove 225 million polystyrene trays a year from landfills by creating a new compostable round plate for cafeterias
Working with NOAA, NASA, and DOE, the Challenge asks grade-level teams to develop projects showcasing interdisciplinary approaches to addressing climate change.
Send your ideas, commitments, summaries of your work in this area, or even photos of you, your students, and colleagues working to enhance climate literacy to by November 7.
With 3,000 new solar installations, today's 3,752 solar schools, a 5-fold increase between 2008-12, is powering tens of thousands of classrooms and offsetting nearly 443,000 metric tons of CO2/yr.
Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention