September 22: Pivoting School Sustainability Programming in the Time of COVID

Date: Tuesday, September 22 | Time: 3-4 p.m. EST The school year is under way but so much is different this fall. Four green school district champions will share how they’ve shifted their educational and behavior change programming to take advantage of opportunities for outdoor learning, home-based engagement activities, energy auditing, and online zero waste

September 15: Mental Health & Resiliency in the Time of COVID

Date: Tuesday, September 15 | Time: 3-4 p.m. EST The pandemic has taken a significant toll on people’s mental health, especially those working in schools. Presenters from the Green Schools National Network and districts across the country will help webinar attendees understand the importance of sustaining one’s own health and wellness as well as provide

September 1: Recycling and Composting in the Time of COVID

Date: Tuesday, September 1 | Time: 3-4 p.m. EST Keeping on track with recycling and composting goals is a challenge in normal times, but the increased packaging, eating in the classroom, and PPE waste, as a result of COVID, is creating real issues for sustainability champions. Hear how school systems are proactively responding by pivoting

August 25: Energy and IAQ in the Time of COVID

Date: Tuesday, August 25 | Time: 3-4 p.m. EST As schools discuss how to reopen safely, all eyes are on indoor air quality. Join this webinar to hear how energy and facilities staff are shifting operations and maintenance of their school buildings and what new technologies are being considered for providing healthier spaces. Presenters will

August 20: Zero Energy Schools Are Here to Stay

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Time: 3-4 p.m. EST Schools are leading the race to zero energy construction with over 200 verified and emerging educational projects across the country aiming to consume only as much energy as they produce from renewable resources. Recent advancements in building codes and zero energy policies confirm that zero

August 18: Green Cleaning in the Time of COVID

Date: Tuesday, August 18 | Time: 3-4 p.m. EST Schools are investing significant resources in cleaning products and new technologies to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but few are considering how these materials will impact human health and the environment. During this webinar, co-hosted with Healthy Schools Campaign, school district staff will share evidence of

3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show at FIU

It’s almost here! The 3rd annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show is on March 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Paul Cejas Architecture Building, Modesto Maidique (main) Campus at Florida International University. Created by friend and fellow USGBC member, Amira Ajlouni, as part of her thesis project in 2014, the fashion show’s purpose is to

Pollution Solutions Video Contest

The Village of Pinecrest, in partnership with Y-Grene, is hosting a video contest open to all Miami-Dade County school students, grades 4 through 12. The contest challenges students to create “a short video, 1-3 minutes in length, which identifies and explains one of the 7 types of environmental pollution:” Air Pollution Water Pollution Noise Pollution Thermal Pollution

Miami Schools Kick-Off National Green Week 2015

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization providing free lesson plans for K through 12 teachers to use in their classrooms during an annual National Green Week Challenge. What is National Green Week? National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities between the first full week

Coral Gables Museum Receives Grant to Expand Green City Program

The Coral Gables Museum announced that it “has received a $200,000 grant from the State of Florida’s Department of Education to expand its Green City Program and provide it at no cost to all K-12 students in Miami-Dade County.” The Green City Program is dedicated to the practice and purpose of teaching future generations about designing