Green Schools

Ariel Whitson

In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education established the Green Ribbon Schools program. A step in the right direction towards a sustainable 21st century mindset, this program recognizes schools, districts and institutions of higher education that reduce their environmental impact, improve the health and wellness of staff and students, and provide effective environmental education to […]

Paul Chapman

Since the Green Schools National Network was launched in 2010, I have attended each of the five national conferences, and this year’s gathering in Virginia Beach, Virginia demonstrated that the national movement for healthy, environmentally sustainable schools is making significant progress.     Led by executive director Jenny Seydel, the mission of the GSNN is […]

Paul Chapman

Benchmarking Our Green Schools

Posted by Paul Chapman on August 19, 2014

In 2010 when I stepped down from my long-term position as principal of the K-12 Head-Royce in Oakland, I set out on a journey to help grow greener, more sustainable schools. Aware of all that I needed to learn, I visited well over 125 public and private schools serving K-12 students, a number of colleges […]