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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

compost.jpgThe University of Chicago (IL) collected seven bags of compost during the recent Facilities Services Annual Picnic. By introducing composting bins for the first time, the event recycled or composted all waste with the exception of ice cream wrappers and potato chip bags...

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The Linn-Mar school board has authorized the DLR Group of Des Moines to begin taking bids later this week for a $30 million renovation project at Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa.
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Roosevelt University in Chicago received gold-level recognition from the Illinois Governor’s Higher Education Campus Sustainability Compact and the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council for its green initiatives
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W.L. Perry Associates has decided to withdraw its offer to buy a Grand Rapids elementary school for $250,000 and covert it into professional offices following unsuccessful negotiations with Grand Rapids Public Schools.
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The University of Utah has opened a 180,000-square-foot student life and recreation facility on its Salt Lake City campus.
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The 204-kilowatt array of photovoltaic panels atop the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness will enable the university to generate an additional 226,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
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George Washington University has missed two deadlines for reaching goals that would make it a zero-waste college, delaying implementation of the school’s far-reaching sustainability plan.
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The school had been exploring the possibility of converting the huge but decaying Romanesque Revival building into classrooms and dorms.
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The New Paltz School District in New York is trying again to get voters to pass a $52.9 million capital improvement bond proposal.
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The Advanced Science and Technology Center is home to the Zanesville, Ohio, school’s alternative energy program, dedicated to the study and advancement of wind and solar energy.

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Louisiana State University has received no funds to renovate its dilapidated Studio Arts Building, and the school’s art students believe it is because they are undervalued
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The city of Baltimore is embarking on a $1 billion school construction campaign that city architects hope will transform the school system’s current prison-like feel.
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Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) has agreed to partner with the University of Pennsylvania on its environmental project
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In tonight’s State of the Union address, the President is expected to outline major changes to the tax code that will have an impact on childcare, education benefits, and provide funding for the President’s proposal to provide two years of free community college.

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A Kentucky lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would ban transgender students from using school restrooms that don't correspond to their anatomical sex,
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The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $570,000 to the University of California, Santa Barbara to assist with ongoing mental health services following a shooting near the campus in May 2014.

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The $70 million facility spans 320,000 gross square feet across seven, four-story buildings and houses approximately 1,200 freshman students.

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An addition to Cornell Law School’s Myron Taylor Hall was certified LEED Platinum, the university’s second LEED Platinum designation, according to the Cornell Daily Sun.
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The Stayer Center for Executive Education at the Mendoza College of Business, a 63,500-square-foot, multi-story educational building, is the new home of the Notre Dame Executive MBA and the university’s executive education custom and certificate programs.

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Voters in Kennewick, Wash., have not yet decided whether to pass the school district’s proposed $89.5 million bond, but that has not prevented school officials from already discussing how the money will be spent should the proposal pass during next month’s election.
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Opening ahead of schedule and under budget, Wake Forest University recently completed a $90 million, two-year expansion project that adds four new buildings to the campus.

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The Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame is undergoing a major renovation. The redesign will include major structural changes, as well as technological enhancement.
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