Announcing "Greening America's Schools"A Road Map for Fostering Sustainable Schools for the 21st Century
Paul Chapman, former Head of School at Head Royce School in Oakland, is a close partner of ours, and we are excited to announce the publication of his book, "Greening America's Schools." The book was launched recently at a Town Hall on Sustainability at the 2012 National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference in Seattle, and highlights dozens of independent and public K-12 U.S. schools that are leading the way in school greening.
Green Schools Initiative's Deborah Moore points to the urgency of greening and applauds Chapman's achievement: "K-12 schools have an enormous impact on our children, our communities, and our future. Greening America's Schools gives us a practical roadmap - engagingly illustrated by the stories of real schools - for how ALL schools can better inspire and teach students, reduce their environmental footprint, and save money. Win-win-win! Something all of our education leaders should be able to agree on."
The book describes what it means to be a "green" school, provides a roadmap and tools for fostering sustainable schools, and explores the benefits and challenges along the way. The publisher describes it as "an engaging and practical narrative about environmental sustainability in our schools....The book shows how schools can partner with colleges, universities, science museums, and outdoor education programs to enhance their environmental education programs. And in their own voices students describe the profound, positive impact green schools can have on their education and their development as global citizen leaders. "
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