16 Oct '12, 6pm

Our next issue looks @ #schools as #teaching tools & how they're benefiting both their communities and the environment:

Our next issue looks @ #schools as #teaching tools & how they're benefiting both their communities and the environment:

The Center for Green Schools is also working to bring green practices to more buildings. In 2008, the center launched its Green Schools Fellowship, which places sustainability officers in school districts in an effort to foster wide-ranging change. The fellows are fully funded for three years and help galvanize disparate district efforts into a cohesive green program. Farah McDill is the fellow in the Sacramento City Unified School District. When school superintendent Jonathan Raymond committed to greening the 11th largest school district in California by allocating $5 million for building improvements, it was McDill’s job to help determine how to administer those funds. She partnered with 15 schools and asked students to conduct green audits and present their recommendations at a science fair exhibition, where a panel of local professionals awarded funds. “I was so proud ...

Full article: http://www.eco-structure.com/education-projects/teaching-...

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