LPA's Green Schools from A to Z
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 Wendy Rogers k12 schools, energy efficient schools, School Designers, Sustainable Design, Green Schools
As advocates for Southern California, we are committed to making green schools a reality because they cost less, and are healthier and more comfortable environments for the learning process to transpire. Enjoy our list, and feel free to send us your additions:
Ask a local reporter/blogger to write a story about green schools, or the lack thereof.
Be the one to invite an advocate to speak at your school board or PTA meeting.
Comfortable classrooms with carefully planned acoustics.
Daylight infused spaces.
Easy to maintain and operate; energy efficient on and environmentally responsive site.
Find and tour your nearest green school. Get a taste of what great environments they are and work to get one built in your community.
Growk12, our LPA K-12 Twitter account, provides news and updates about green schools and technologies for the Classroom of the Future.
Healthier buildings for students and teachers.
Indoor air quality is monitored and clean.
Janitorial retraining, so they feel comfortable with newer and more efficient technologies.
Keep up your hard work so that we'll see all schools built green within a generation.
Learn about water management via the storm water reclamation system on the athletics field.
Make the learning process easier and more enjoyable for students and teachers alike.
Need curriculum that equips teachers with the tools to inspire their students to conserve resources both financially and for the environment.
Offer to assist your local green schools advocacy group; check with the U.S. Green Building Council for the advocacy team nearest you.
Parents encourage teachers who are passionate about the integration of curriculum with green school construction.
Question your school board about what they are doing to green the schools in your district.
Reduce number of sick days.
Students can work with their parents to write to their congress member and ask them to join the Green Schools Caucus.
Teachers who utilize sustainable spaces as teaching tools provide a valuable learning opportunity for their students.
Use educational graphics and signage to highlight and explain sustainable features and/or fun facts.
Verbalize your desire for more green schools to your District Office and School Board.
What better way to learn about energy efficiency and renewable energy systems than to examine, observe and study the photovoltaic panels atop the school?
X ... Okay, give us a break on this one. Visit www.buildgreenschools.org for additional information.
You feel safe and secure in your green school; it's a building that teaches and adapts to your changing needs. Plus, your neighborhood funds it.
Zero out energy needs with schools that are net zero (meaning, they produce as much power as they consume).