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Earth Day, 4/22/14: The entire school district joins the GSA as part of an effort to reduce energy consumption and make sustainability a national priority.
The Riverkeeper Sweep connects volunteers from schools and other groups to dozens of shoreline cleanups, tree-plantings and other service projects. It is the signature New York event in the Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event.
April 14, Co-Sponsored by Suffield Academy, Loomis Chaffee & the Green Schools Alliance, it's a great way to meet other educators and students, attend workshops and learn about innovative environmental solutions.
When it comes to practicing what you preach—or in this case teach—David Havens is your man. By day, Havens is a Science Teacher and Environmental Coordinator at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, CT, but during “off” hours, he’s an active environmentalist.
Sterling Planet announces that 28 schools became Charter Members of the Green Schools Renewable Energy Purchasing Consortium, an initiative of GSA, with EPA Green Power Partnership, purchasing 25 mill. kWh of RECs.
Since March 2013, Student Interns from Sc3 have blogged 68 posts and attracted almost 8000 followers. Join Sc3 and find a voice!

Green Schools

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.
Powered by Wind & Sun, on April 20. Come learn what YOU and your community can do to make a BIG difference, and help grow a new green economy.
5th Annual Darrow School (NY) Sustainability Symposium, April 23, 2013
Andy Revkin surveys green school designs and initiatives around the country, and an exhibition at the National Building Museum in DC

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.