Monthly Archives: April 2014

Educating for a Sustainable Future

It was recently announced that the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, along with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released a National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability. This plan is a call for action to ensure that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is accessible to all students across the United States, and outlines a goal for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a sustainable literacy graduation requirement by 2040.

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Earth Day and Design Awards

As we celebrate Earth Day today, Seattle's Bullitt Center is celebrating its first birthday. Billed as the greenest commercial building in the world, the Bullitt Center is celebrating by greatly exceeding its ambitious energy performance goals. This is even with its growing occupancy over the last 12 months.

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Learning Opportunities

The USGBC recently announced that there is now 3 billion square feet of LEED certified space around the globe. The growth of green construction has been quick over a relatively short period of time, and McGraw-Hill estimates that by 2016, it will comprise half of U.S. construction and be worth up to $248 billion. Each day, more than 1.7 million square feet of commercial building space is LEED certified in more than 140 countries and territories.

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A Commitment to the Community

When I was in high school and college, I was a member of two organizations that did a lot of community service. In college, many weekends and the occasional weeknight were spent helping out around the community and with different organizations that needed assistance.

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