"Energy Efficient Schools Initiative" Launched
Courtesy of earthtimes.org
The nation's largest conservation organization has joined forces with sustainable green building products company Serious Materials and Jayni Chase, Green Community Schools founder and author. The Commitment to Action developed by these three entities [was] featured at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.
National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Serious Materials, and Jayni Chase have committed to creating and supporting a coalition of manufacturers, installers, unions and others to launch a comprehensive environmental and energy-efficient experiential education model in 500 schools by year-end 2012.
The resulting Energy-Efficient Schools Initiative is a comprehensive strategy to reduce barriers for implementing energy efficiency in America's schools. The solution is through building retrofits and hands-on application of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by students.
Students will produce energy models, decide on alternatives and savings, learn about conservation and efficient technologies, and develop skills to meet the needs of the emerging clean energy economy...MORE