@USGBC Finds World's Greenest #Schools in #HongKong and #Kenya

@USGBC Finds World's Greenest #Schools in #HongKong and #Kenya

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently deemed two schools winners of its “Greenest School on Earth” Award for 2013. The Uaso Nyiro Primary School in Laikipia, Kenya, and the Sing Yin Secondary School in Hong Kong have each been awarded $5,000 to advance a new or ongoing sustainability project. Slide Show Courtesy Center for Green Schools The Uaso Nyiro Primary School in Laikipia, Kenya ----- Advertising ----- Located in an area beset by insufficient access to clean water and in which 25 percent of the community lives on less than $1.25 per day, the Uaso Nyiro school stores and filters clean water for 300 children year round with a rainwater system that harvests 350,000 liters per year. The building, designed by PITCHAfrica, utilizes local construction techniques and materials and was built for the same cost as the area’s typical fo...

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