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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.
Friday, March 30 2012

Project planners at the Urbana-Champaign-based campus decided to seek LEED-Platinum certification for the $62-million, 160,000-sq-ft project, a designation the completed facility earned by virtue of displacement ventilation, triple-glazed windows and a 4,000-sq-ft photovoltaic array perched atop its roof, among numerous other sustainable components...

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Sunday, March 25 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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Friday, March 23 2012

The economic downturn has slowed the pace of school construction and renovation in many communities, but for those institutions that have acquired the money needed to carry out facility projects, many have run the numbers and concluded that sustainable design and construction strategies are the best way to provide their constituents with an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient building that will last a long time...

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Saturday, March 10 2012

The University of Chicago's (IL) Facilities Services has instituted a bottled water policy that eliminates bottled water in all departmental buildings, meetings and events. The university has also partnered with a new water supplier to perform a university-wide assessment for transitioning bottled water coolers to sustainable water delivery systems including filtration systems...

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Friday, March 09 2012

Students in an "Environment, Agriculture, and Food: Economic and Policy Analysis" course at the University of Chicago (IL) are partnering with restaurant owners to create a green certification program for Chicago restaurants. Students have begun by reviewing existing building and operating standards for restaurants in the area, as well as existing green certifications for industries such as buildings, hotels and businesses. Students are acting as advisors to the Chicago Green Restaurant Coalition...

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Thursday, March 08 2012

Illinois State University’s Department of Management and Quantitative Methods has announced a new minor in business environment and sustainability. The program is designed to help organizations hire trained and competent professionals to champion sustainability initiatives within the organization. Course subjects will include foundations in sustainability, environmental systems and social systems...

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Student, 19, was found wounded Sunday in a residence hall on the Nashville campus.
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The Anne Arundel County board votes to rebuild outdated facilities in Annapolis, Glenn Burnie and Severn.
Asbestos concerns and other construction problems forced district officials to relocate nearly 1,000 students who attend the 2 schools.
The Sacramento area school system says it needs to make cuts because of enrollment drops and too many campuses.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that allows parents to administer medical cannabis to their children at their schools.
The donation from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will enable the university to remodel existing veterinary school facilities and construct an additional building.
The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton district is replacing 3 schools with a single districtwide campus.
An assortment of photos depicting school and university facilities through the years.
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The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County district had students stopped using their Chromebooks after one began smoking in a third-grade classroom in Lewisville, N.C..
A federal magistrate says U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has violated a court order to stop collecting loan debts from students who attended the now bankrupt Corinthian Colleges
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A private donor is paying for the water attraction as an added amenity to the school's Orlando campus.
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $600 million to boost starting teachers' salaries in Florida to $47,500 a year.
The school system wants to recover the millions of dollars it has spent battling the over-prescription and addiction caused by the drugs.
The 149-room hotel is expected to open in September 2021.
Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy, which share a building, are closed indefinitely while tests are conducted.
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District says a man with a knife in his pocket made it into a classroom at a Port Orange, Fla., high school without being stopped.
Running out of reserve funds, the Wood County board will close 2 elementary schools may close a third.
An anti-affirmative action group had alleged that the school's admissions policies wrongfully held Asian American applicants to higher standards.
Robert Morris University Illinois would become part of Roosevelt University.