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Green Schools Committee
USGBC's vision is that every child will go to school in a high-performance, green school within this generation.
The work being done at the Massachusetts Green Schools Committee is very important in helping achive this vision. The Green Schools Committee works with local school organizations and associations to develop partnerships to further green initiatives within k-12 schools in Massachusetts. These initatives include green curriculum, educational programming for Superintendents, special events for green school stakeholders and development of website resources.
The committee membership is broad and includes folks who are engaged with green school activities at many levels. Even if you're not an expert, we would love to have your participation. We are especially interested in involving more educators, parents and school administrators.
Green Apple Day of Service
On September 29, 2012, over 1000 projects around the world brought recognition to "where we learn matters". Over 50 projects happend in MA alone and the USGBC MA Chapter hosted two green school tours and a schoolyard cleanup and greenhouse revitilization project at Boston Latin Academy. We are looking forward to making the 2013 Green Apple Day of Service an even bigger success and welcome ideas and partners. Please contact USGBC MA for local details.
Plug Load Usage Green Guide (PLUGG)
The Green Schools Committee has developed a curriculum on plug loads and vampire electronics for middle and high school students. The goal is to engage students in the classroom or afterschool club setting in a hands on way to explore how appliances use energy and learn ways the occupants of the school can make a difference in reducing energy usage. Learn more about this program and contact us today to access free curriculum and kill-a-watt meters.
Green School in a Lunchbox (Detroit Chapter)
MA-CHPS (Massachusetts Collaborative for High Performance Schools)
MEES (Massachusetts Environmental Education Society)
NEEP (Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships)