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The Power Down Project is a student-run initiative aimed at reducing energy use at the high school. (Kate Crosby)

MA Energy Advisor Says Eco-Schools USA Helps Students Work Through Complex Challenges

2/16/2012 // By Jennifer Murck

One of the highlights of my job is when I get to talk with teachers and students, and hear about the work they are doing to green their schools. Last month I interviewed Kate Crosby, Energy Advisor for the Acton-Boxborough […] Read more >

School wouldn't be worth a whole lot if we taught every fringe 'controversy.' (flickr | sidewalk flying)

Koch-Funded Plan in Development to Teach K-12 Kids Global Warming isn’t Real

2/15/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Ah, the old ‘teach the controversy’ gambit. If there’s an easier, more cynical way of casting doubt on reality, I haven’t seen it yet! Case in point: ThinkProgress Green says it has acquired documents that show the partly Koch and […] Read more >

President Obama at the first White House Science Fair in 2010. No presidents ever came to my science fairs, just sayin'. (flickr | cerebus19)

Second White House Science Fair Features Young STEM Innovators and Environmental Projects

2/7/2012 // By Max Greenberg

President Obama is hosting the second White House Science Fair today, featuring more than 100 students representing “competitions and organizations that work with students and inspire them to excel in STEM”(science, technology, engineering and math). Exhibits will include designs for […] Read more >

Teachers link what they already teach to Eco-Schools USA pathways (Jennifer Hammonds)

Green Schools Trend on Display in Texas

2/1/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

The green schools movement is now a bona fide national trend. Case in point: the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) voted to include environmental education provisions in an amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act […] Read more >

Building Bridges: Can Eco-Schools Help Build a Stronger Sustainability Bridge Between Portland and Hong Kong?

1/20/2012 // By Laura Hickey

This week  I had the pleasure of attending a meeting hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer, Malcolm Jackson, for Portland, Oregon, Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Donald C.K. Tong, of the Hong […] Read more >

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An Unsafe School Environment Can Affect Students’ Health and Academic Performance

1/18/2012 // By Jennifer Hammonds

In my years as a classroom teacher, I noticed an increase in the number of students who missed school due to respiratory problems. Why the increase? Was it the school itself?  I wondered what secrets the building held. Considering that […] Read more >

Savannah Country Day School (Laura Hickey)

Eco-Schools USA: Celebrating Last Year’s Accomplishments and Ringing in 2012

1/4/2012 // By Laura Hickey

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. This lovely saying from Edith Lovejoy Pierce epitomizes to […] Read more >

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Guest Post: Middle School Students Work to Ban the Plastic Bag

12/19/2011 // By NWF

Mike Garguilo is a passionate middle school science teacher in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is the host of the Environmental Action Club which received the award for the environmental club of the year in Westchester County and co-writer of the […] Read more >

In Taiwan (L-R: Donna Drewes, Randy Solomon, Laura Hickey, Minister Shen, Justin Harris)

Global Dimensions: A Sustainable School Partnership Growing in Taiwan

12/16/2011 // By Laura Hickey

I was very fortunate to be offered the opportunity to travel on a US EPA mission to Taiwan this week with our partners from Sustainable Jersey, Donna Drewes and Randy Solomon, and Justin Harris from the US EPA International and […] Read more >

Eco-Schools ‘Healthy Schools’ Pathway Addresses a Toxic Problem

12/9/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Early this year, the National Association of School Nurses released a disturbing nationwide survey (PDF). The results: over 40% of respondents said they knew children and school staff “adversely impacted by avoidable indoor pollutants”and almost all affirmed that their schools […] Read more >