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ERIC Number: EJ920385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
Green Schools for Everyone within This Generation
Van Mourik, Jaime
Facilities Manager, v27 n2 p32-35 Mar-Apr 2011
At the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), people see the profound, positive impact that green buildings have on people's lives and the innovation they have poured into the marketplace--from office and retail buildings to government facilities and individual homes. However, none of these markets speaks more powerfully to the benefits and potential of green buildings than educational facilities. This article discusses how stakeholders at colleges and universities across the country are connecting around the topic of sustainability. With the understanding that green buildings are about more than just bricks and mortar, institution leaders are creating new learning experiences and facilitating higher levels of community engagement. Students are also taking on a larger role, asking to be part of the greening of their campuses, and facilities staff and faculty are working together to provide experiential learning opportunities for students. The ability to use research, pioneer technological innovations, engage the community and encourage partnerships provides a unique opportunity for higher education institutions to serve as leaders in the creation of new and revitalized green communities. By continuing an integrated approach to planning and implementing sustainability initiatives, green schools for everyone within this generation can be achieved.
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. 1643 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-684-1446; Fax: 703-543-2772; e-mail: appa@appa.org; Web site: http://www.appa.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A