The USGBC Center for Green Schools mission? Create green schools for everyone within this generation.
Approximately 25 percent of Americans go to school or college every day as students, teachers, staff, faculty and administrators.
The Center for Green Schools was established to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play. We believe that everyone, from the kindergartner entering the classroom to the Ph.D. student performing research in a lab, should have the ability to learn in green buildings.
When you look at our schools today, you see outdated buildings in need of repairs, burdened with unsafe toxins, dwindling budgets and outdated resources – in place of opportunity and progress. By promoting the design and construction of green schools, and by greening the operations and maintenance of existing schools, we can make a tremendous impact on student health, school operational costs and the environment.
The Center works directly with teachers, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to create programs, resources and partnerships that transform all schools into healthy learning environments.
High-performing schools result in high-performing students, and green schools go far beyond bricks and mortar. We see an opportunity to educate a new generation of leaders – sustainability natives – capable of driving global market transformation.
The Coalition for Green Schools
This alliance of the nation’s leading educational and environmental associations is in pursuit of a common mission: provide every child in America with a green school within this generation.
Center for Green Schools at USGBC
Commitment: Too many of our nation’s children are learning in buildings that are compromising their health and ability to succeed. Commit your corporation to improving these young minds and lives by supporting Green Apple. Green Apple is the cause marketing initiative that is putting children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breath, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. Join us in creating this opportunity for these students by:
1. Showing your customers your commitment by placing a Green Apple logo on your products.
2. Engaging your employees in local improvement projects through Green Apple Day of Service.
3. Standing as leader in a movement that shows the world that where we learn matters.