Green Schools & Education

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

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.First in a series of 4

Water is a precious resource, and although it flows freely from the tap, it’s not infinite. 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.

1. Cal State-LA technology

Using a wireless water management service, Cal State-LA was able to lower their water bills and reduce water usage by about 27 million gallons in 18 months. The system also saves valuable staff time and adjusts to weather changes, turning off water before it rains. Read More »

UO adopts the Oregon Model for Sustainable Development

Green Infrastructure - University of Oregon adopts the Oregon Model for Sustainable Development. New standards require net zero increase in energy use and LEED Gold certification for new projects New standards require net zero increase in energy use and LEED Gold certification for new projects

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon has adopted sustainability standards that will cap energy use from new development, resulting in a net-zero increase in energy use despite continued construction on its 295-acre campus. New projects will be required to meet LEED Gold certification and must produce 35 percent greater energy savings than the state’s building code requires. Read More »

Planetbox Packs Lunch and Inspires Sustainability

With a new school year on the horizon, many parents are on a quest to find a solid and durable lunchbox for their children, but also want it to meet higher sustainability and environmental standards. Planetbox does just that, while making it easier then ever to pack kid-friendly, healthy lunches.  Made from stainless steel and other non-toxic components, Planetbox is on the fast track to becoming one of this school year’s most Eco-friendly lunch carrying products.

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