Youth and Green Schools

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Through the following programs, Illinois Green can help you take action with the students and at the schools in your community. Work with students to plan a project about carbon drawdown strategies, or learn more about what you can share and do at a school building to help make them more efficient and promote sustainability… Read more »

Check out the Green School Investment Guide

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The Green Schools Investment Guide for Healthy, Efficient and Inspiring Learning Spaces is a free downloadable resource for K-12 schools and communities that demonstrates how schools can implement healthy and resource-efficient building improvements. Learn more at http://centerforgreenschools.org/investmentguide

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability, and Postsecondary Sustainability Award Honorees from Illinois

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Each year, Illinois schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions highlight the hard work they are doing to implement green initiatives by completing and submitting applications to the Illinois Green Ribbon program. These applications are reviewed at the state level, and the top scoring schools are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program… Read more »

[March 2019] Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Nominees Announced

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Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Nominees Announced One elementary school, one Pre-K-12 district, and one university receive state recognition for their conservation efforts   CHICAGO – March 4, 2019 – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and the Illinois Green Alliance announced on March 4, the three nominees from… Read more »

Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Program

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Every school in Illinois can start on the path towards a greener, more sustainable future. The Illinois Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that have active programs, actions, and dedication to promote and educate about sustainability.  Working in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE),… Read more »

2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Postsecondary Sustainability Honorees Announced

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U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Honorees from Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Board of Higher Education & Illinois Green Alliance Announced Award Honors Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs, Improving Health and Wellness, Offering Effective Sustainability Education On May 16th, the U.S. Department of Education released the names… Read more »

[May 2018] Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Nominees Announced

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Illinois Green Ribbon Schools Nominees Announced Three K-12 schools and one university receive state recognition for their conservation efforts CHICAGO – May 2, 2018 – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and the Illinois Green Alliance announced on May 2, the four candidates selected by Illinois for consideration… Read more »

Meet our 2019-2020 school year intern!

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Welcome to our new intern, Alex Vick! Alex is a senior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and will be joining Illinois Green in the afternoons the 2019-2020 school year as part of his Senior Experience. Alex reached out to us about this internship because he’s interested in the specificity of our goals regarding… Read more »

Green Apple Day of Service

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Since 2012, green building and sustainability professionals have connected with schools in their communities to volunteer their time and expertise through the Green Apple Day of Service program, helping make schools across Illinois healthier, greener spaces for students to learn. Increase the impact of Green Apple Day of Service by making an additional donation to… Read more »

Illinois Green’s Program Manager, Laurel Kruke, highlighted on Sustain Chicago!

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Sustain Chicago: Throughout Chicago, community leaders and organizers, educators, activists, students, and all around good citizens are making extraordinary efforts to create sustainable neighborhoods. Laurel is working on outreach programs to engage buildings and organizations around the City of Chicago with sustainability and energy efficiency strategies for their facilities. Her professional background includes work as a… Read more »