Green Schools & Education

What our schools and institutions are doing to educate us and our children for a greener future.

Student’s Idea Fuels Innovative Biodiesel Production Facility at Embry-Riddle

 

Facility’s Feb. 22 Opening Highlighted School’s Focus on Engineering Solutions for Real Problems.

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Last year Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student engineer Michelle Rodio asked: Why not convert used cooking oil from the student cafeteria into biodiesel to run the lawn maintenance vehicles at the school’s Daytona Beach campus?

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Peachjar

Green Lifestyles - Peachjar - Each year 2-3 tons of paper per school makes the journey home in our children's backpacks with the majority of it landing in the trash. Peachjar reduces this waste by delivering homework and flyers electronically home to parents. Peachjar donates 20% of the proceeds back to schools.Each year 2-3 tons of paper per school makes the journey home in our children’s backpacks with the majority of it landing in the trash. Peachjar reduces this waste by delivering homework and flyers electronically home to parents. Peachjar donates 20% of the proceeds back to schools. Read More »

40 Important Ways that Colleges Are Conserving Water

Green Lifestyles - 40 Important Ways that Colleges Are Conserving Water. Green campus lawns, clean cafeteria plates, and even air conditioned dorms don't happen without using lots of water. As major institutions, colleges are serious users of water, and although some don't yet recognize the need to conserve water, many of them do. In fact, college campuses are home to some of the most innovative ideas for water conservation, implementing water management technology, smart conservation policies, and more. Read on to find out about 40 great ways colleges are putting great minds to work on water conservation.Fourth in a series of 4

30. Native plants

Colleges like Centralia are switching to native plants, which need less water and maintenance due to their indigenous status.

31. Rooftop vegetation

To reduce the passage of rainwater into the sewer system, colleges are installing green roofs, which feature vegetation that consumes a large amount of water before running off. These systems also help to keep the top floor of buildings cooler during hot months, and insulated from cold temperatures and icy winds in the winter. Read More »

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