What our schools and institutions are doing to educate us and our children for a greener future.
Green Schools & Education
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?
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.
30. Native plants
Colleges like Centralia are switching to native plants, which need less water and maintenance due to their indigenous status.
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.