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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.
Sunday, 25 March 2012

Green initiatives are nothing new at Chicago area schools, but their advancement has taken a new turn. Ecology and recycling clubs, with newspaper drives and waste-free lunches, have morphed into sophisticated Energy Ambassador programs where school gardens, solar power and wind turbines are part of everyday environmentalism...

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A 2.5-megawatt solar installation is underway at Houghton College in western New York.

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Learn more about the construction of the Lake Washington STEM School in Redmond, Washington. The modular facility earned a citation in the 2014 Architectural Portfolio.

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Located in the low-rise section of NUMC’s Dynamic Care Building in East Meadow, N.Y., the library primarily supports the patient care, biomedical research and graduate medical education information needs of the medical staff, faculty and students

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A new 8,400-square-foot addition will link the historic Glenn and Towers Residence Halls, as imagined in the original 1940 master plan, according to press release from Stevens & Wilkinson.

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As the search for University of Virginia student Hannah Graham continues, university and local government officials are looking for ways to boost security on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods and commercial districts, the Cavalier Daily reported.
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Students at Newburyport High School in Massachusetts have secured a $4,000 grant to install filtered water dispensers in the school.
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In its efforts to encourage community sustainability efforts, Indiana State University will host the Terre Haute Sustainability Championship 2014, the university announced.

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The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will see a delay in the renovation of one of its academic buildings as a result of state efforts to better manage its debt.
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The First in the World grant program will support postsecondary institutions' efforts to develop and evaluate new approaches to expand college access and improve student learning while reducing costs.

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The tense debate over K-12 funding was sparked when a group of 21 school districts took the state to court in an effort to collect funding that hasn’t been provided since 2010.
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The U.S. Department of Education is accepting feedback on proposed requirements for its School Improvement Grant program (SIG), which awards grants to revenue-challenged districts that demonstrate a commitment to improving student achievement in low-performing schools.

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More than three years after a EF-5 tornado devastated Joplin and destroyed 10 of its schools, the school district marked a new beginning with a high school dedication ceremony featuring Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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University officials told the Globe that the decision was made because there was no endowment to support the center and there was no successor to replace the director, Andrew Sum, who retired last year.
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Doug Titus of ASSA ABLOY discusses school interior security at ASIS 2014 in Atlanta.

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Excel Dryer, Inc., has partnered with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) through its Green Apple initiative. Through the partnership, Excel Dryer created custom covered Green Apple XLERATOR® hand dryers.

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Applying the green cleaning philosophy in school athletic facilities.
Whether cleaning during and after a football game, wrestling match, gymnastics meet or other event, the cleaning of sports facilities presents unique challenges.

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Collaborating to build better innovation in schools and communities.
Building an innovative school is about building community support.

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How to add solar to your school efficiently and effectively.
Integrating renewable energy into campus design is a surefire way to demonstrate sustainability-focused leadership. It symbolizes an innovative outlook and a commitment to the environment. To become a reality though, renewable energy also has to make economic sense by reducing utility costs.

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Colorado to support green school leaders in upcoming summit.
It is no small task: One stated vision of the Colorado chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is to green Colorado’s schools within a generation.

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Fear and anger have gripped a New Jersey town, and the focus has zeroed in on the school district’s facilities and the handling of events by officials.

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When educational institutions are renovating or building new facilities, one of the many choices that must be made is whether to choose overt or subtle security measures. Nowhere is the outcome of this decision more evident in a school than at the main entrance.

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During the summer months, janitorial staff at schools and universities across the country perform costly and laborious restorative gym floor maintenance to get them ready for the coming school year. But once school starts, how do you maintain that level of quality?

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A look at the causes, strategies, and realities facing schools and universities forced to operate without needed upkeep and repairs.

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The October issue of American School & University looks at the causes, strategies, and realities facing schools and universities forced to operate without needed upkeep and repairs.

This issue looks at the causes, strategies, and realities facing schools and universities forced to operate without needed upkeep and repairs.

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