Why should your school go green?
Green schools are a great way to implement best practice education in our schools. According to a US Green Building Council study green schools "provide measurable benefits that impact the occupants of the building and the financial bottom line" of the school and community. National Environmental Education Foundation studies show that environmental education has proven beneficial to increasing student achievement levels. The US Department of Education has expressed their commitment to green schools by developing the Green Ribbon Schools program. Reading, Riding Retrofit: NC Green Schools Program builds a strong foundation for all of these goals.
North Carolina has a rich, historic connection to the environment and to building leaders for our country. The NC Green Schools Program offers NC Schools a great opportunity to continue with their great leadership heritage by assisting schools in their green schools initiatives. Green schools empower students and build stronger communities.