I personally like being enviro. friendly and try to do my part of recycling and lowering my waste output. I think it's an important aspect that more people should participate in day to day to keep the planet healthy. With all of the technology and alternatives we have now, why not make greener buildings?
You can find out more about the contest by visiting this webpage:
The deadline to enter is today so if you are also enviro. friendly, you should at least check it out. You will need to upload a few pics of the school.
Here is what the site says about it:
WHY GREEN SCHOOLS?
When a school goes green, children benefit—as well as the environment! Green schools lead to:
Improved student performance. When children learn in classrooms with natural daylight, improved sound quality and non-toxic building materials such as non-VOC carpets and paints, test scores can improve as much as 20%. Attendance also improves!
More funds for student resources. When green upgrades are made to a school, water and energy costs can be reduced by as much as 40%. These savings can be channeled back into resources that directly benefit students, such as textbooks, computers and other essentials.
Reduced carbon footprint. Greening a school significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
GREENER SCHOOLS = A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Every child deserves a learning environment that’s safe, comfortable and free of harmful toxins. Unfortunately, many schools across the country lack the funds to carry out much-needed repairs and renovations—subjecting children to outdated facilities with improper ventilation, poor lighting and inefficient energy usage. Global Green USA is working to address this situation and ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn in a healthy, green school.
You can help by nominating a school in your area for a Green School Makeover—read on to learn more, and find out how you can green your school!