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Tuesday, April 24 2012

Two Chicago public schools - one a neighborhood school, the other a charter - were among 78 across the country named Monday as the first nationally-recognized "Green Ribbon Schools.'' Waters Elementary in Lincoln Square and the Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School in Garfield Ridge...

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Monday, April 23 2012

Middle school and high school students in Illinois will soon learn all about wind energy as part of their daily school lessons. Six middle and high schools have been chosen from a statewide application process to participate in Illinois Wind for Schools (ILWFS), which is being put on by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University...

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Thursday, April 19 2012

A green school offers a healthful environment conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money. Getting new and existing schools to deliver these results is an imperative that cannot be overlooked, but often those responsible for creating, planning, building and maintaining sustainable schools don’t know where to begin...

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Tuesday, April 17 2012

 SustainU, a leading producer of made in the USA, 100% recycled clothing, today announced the start of its 2012 oneShirt Challenge, the nation’s largest collegiate clothing drive.

“We are very excited for our second year of the oneShirt Challenge and to help students and their communities become more aware of the benefits of textile recycling,” said Chris Yura, CEO and founder of SustainU. “It is important for future generations that we be creative in the use of all available resources. Many people don’t know that recycling and donating clothing can help support job training programs as well as divert billions of tons of waste from our landfills each year...”

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Tuesday, April 03 2012

As the New School (New York) constructs its new University Center, students in this semester’s "Displaying Sustainable Buildings" course are working on ways to present the building's green features in a way that will influence user behaviors. The students are thinking beyond data streams that track the building's energy and water use to "reactive design" features like lighting fixtures that highlight the fact that they are LEDs or faucets that draw attention to the water that is being used...

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