It's Green Schools Alliance's 10th Anniversary!
Uniting the Collective Strength of Individual Action
On World Environment Day 2007, inspired by former Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative to reduce carbon in NYC, the Alliance recognized the leadership role that the education community could play. It started as an idea, a dream, then a possibility. Now, because of every single person who has brought their experience or curiosity to the Green Schools Alliance, this vision has become a reality.
There are an estimated 100 million schools worldwide. As hubs of communities, schools can help to transform markets, policy, education and behavior, increase community resilience, mitigate climate change, and prepare citizens to think and act in new and creative ways. The Alliance recognizes the leadership role that the education community can play, as a critical mass, to help mitigate disaster.
Over the past decade, the Alliance has empowered an unprecedented number of schools worldwide to set and meet their climate and sustainability goals, and measure and report their impact. Today, through exciting new programs and tools developed with input from our members to meet the needs of the next decade, the Alliance continues to turn individual concern into collective action to protect our shared future.
Margaret Howard Watson
Founder and President