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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.
Thursday, December 15 2011

The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools has named the Best of Green Schools for 2011. Institutions and individuals in 10 categories are being recognized for their efforts to create sustainable learning environments in schools and universities...

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Tuesday, December 13 2011

Honoring the People Pushing Green Schools to the Head of the ClassAs a former teacher, I've seen first-hand the transformative effect that great educational environments can have on teacher motivation, student performance and community engagement. I also know that parents are unfailingly dedicated to their children's education and will do just about anything to give their kids an advantage in life...

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Tuesday, December 06 2011

Tonight is the last night for students to apply to participate in the Clean Energy Competition for 2012. This competition has two sections: one section is open to students from Midwestern universities while the other section is open to businesses. The student-based section, known as the Student Challenge, is for teams half-composed of students. The Early Stage Competition is for companies who have already formed and are looking for more investment...

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Thursday, December 01 2011

The notion that sustainable design always means higher costs has many schools and universities hesitant to adopt green building practices. However, the decision not to go green may end up costing more in long-term operating costs...

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