|Green Schools may be defined as schools that have implemented waste reduction and pollution prevention measures in building design and maintenance to minimize resource waste and the exposure of our children to environmental hazards, and to maximize their health and education through an unpolluted and nurturing learning environment.
Thanks to Bruce Bennet, P2 Librarian with the EPA Region 9 Library in San Francisco
for references he shared in his "Green" Schools Bibliography 9.20.00
Green School Websites in the United States and Canada
Project Manager Mike Elmore at 972.701.0700
Green Building Consultants
Abby Richards 651.215.0219
Erin Barnes Driscoll 651.215.0211
The Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance offers a guide which lists 30 "green" products. It addresses cost and performance and lists vendors. Contact Kelly Luck at 651.2150220.
Green Purchasing Consultants
Conservation Consultants, Inc
Kristine L. Hoffer (412) 431-4449 x230
Information on green purchasing will also be available from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection as part of its High Performance School Partnership at www.dep.state.pa.us.
Recycling Programs for Schools
City of San Bernardino School Recycling Program
The Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance has been researching sustainability issues in K-12 schools. The Green Buildings Team has produced a number of draft documents which deal with green construction, resource efficiency, healthy indoor environment, green school buildings, waste reduction and recycling, and green building resources. Each document describes the subject and provides a helpful list of resources for further research.