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High student interest increases college sustainability programs
By Ivana Cheong


According to a new article in USA Today, ue to increased growth in “green” jobs and interests in environmental studies, college students who want a career in sustainability have a large variety of “green” degree programs to choose from, such as more technical education to operate machinery or interdisciplinary MBAs.

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University of California Boosts Green Building and Food Service Standards
By GreenerBuildings Staff
Published October 23, 2009

OAKLAND, CA — The University of California has stepped up its sustainability policy systemwide by setting higher green standards for food service operations and building throughout its 10 campuses, five medical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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The USC Strategic Plan & Master Plan are to arrive at a balance between Environmental (Ecological Preservation), Social (Social Justice), and Economic (Economic Viability) through proper implementation of Sustainable Initiatives.


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Schools Committed to changing the envrionment with proper implementation of Sustainable Initiatives.
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Cervantes and ASCC officers presented the class gift, a check for $40,000 to the Governing Board. This gift was a contribution from the students to support Chaffey College's commitment to the environment and the green movement. Two students, Tamira Hopkins and Jacob Godinez authored a resolution explaining their requests for use of the gift. The students are dedicated to linking their vission to that of the faculty and college administration in making the college more "green."
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Its Easy to be Green! UCLA Event Sustainability Volunteer Program. UCLA program to green campus events receives recognition from collegiate events planning

A wealth of information regarding sustainable activities on and off campus. The site also provides a great list of green businesses on the community

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A resolution passed this month by the Academic Senate urges the campus to increase sustainability efforts not only in the physical maintenance and development of Cal State Fullerton, but into all aspects of campus life, including teaching and research.



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The Sustainability program seeks the continuous improvement in the quality of all environments affected by the University of California Riverside.





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Have you taken the Yale Sustainability Pledge yet? The more people from the Yale Community to join, the more we’ll be able to reduce the impact of our collective actions. Together, we can make a difference.




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CALIFORNIA INSTITUE    OF TECHNOLOGY
The focus of sustainability is to meet the needs of today without compromising the ability to meet our needs in the future. This site describes Caltech’s actions and progress towards creating a sustainable future for our campus and our world.




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Our world is facing severe environmental challenges. Creating a world that could support humans without extreme hardship requires a paradigm shift. Education is key in birthing this shift. As a higher education institute, we have the responsibility to produce learning outcomes that would help our students to create, work and live in a sustainable world.


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Among the Schools and Units that make up Harvard University, there are a great variety of activities, policies, and practices that are lessening Harvard's impact on the environment. You can read about those by exploring the School pages on this site.




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Achieving sustainable solutions calls for stewardship, with everyone taking responsibility for solving the problems of today and tomorrow-individuals, universities, communities, businesses and governments are all stewards of the environment.



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The Institute for Sustainable Energy focuses on matters relating to energy education, energy policy, energy efficiency, energy conservation and load management, renewable energy, distributed generation, protection of environmental resources, and the dissemination of useful information on energy alternatives and sustainability to users and providers of energy.


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Programs Taking Charge in schools to make them more Sustainable
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Building Green Schools

Across the United States, school districts large and small are realizing the benefits of building with LEED for Schools. Students, parents, teachers and community members are making the difference, by letting elected officials know they want their schools built green.



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Building Green Schools

Green schools are healthier for students and teachers, better for the environment, and cost less to operate and maintain. Here are some resources to help you learn more about what defines a "green" school and how your kids and your school district can benefit. Click here if you would like to receive additional information via mail or email.


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Building Green Schools



The U.S. House of Representatives
on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, committed more than $20 billion over the next five years to help states build and renovate schools to make them more energy-efficient and good for the environment. Democrats said the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act would save school districts billions...

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The Green Schools

program is specifically geared toward school districts looking to make their existing buildings more efficient. The website offers helpful guidelines for starting a program.


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Roadmap to Zero Net for California Schools

At the 2007 Green California Schools Summit, California State Architect David Thorman startled a packed auditorium when he announced a plan calling for all new schools in California to be Zero Net, or Grid Neutral, by 2010.


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Building Green Schools


Off the Grid

The LACCD has raised $2.2 billion for its sustainable construction and renovation program, among the largest of its kind in the world. The District's Energy Strategy Plan calls for, among a host of other things, the onsite generation of more than enough energy to completely power each campus.

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Community Colleges - Gateways to the Green Economy!
Community colleges are increasingly a focal point for statewide efforts to create a green economy and workforce in California. The energy and interest surrounding the emerging green economy provides community colleges with a unique opportunity to increase their perceived and actual value to the communities where they exist...

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Napa Valley Unified School District envisioned a new green high
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Students at Maywood Academy High School in LA walked into a new school.
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Only 10 percent of the $100 million allocated for green school construction.
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The largest green schools conference ever, the Green California Schools Summit & Exposition
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In Nov. 2006, voters authorized $10.4 billion for school facility construction
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The 2nd largest school district in the US, the L A Unified School District
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San Diego Unified School District make commitment to cutting energy use.
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Reinventing Air Conditioning San Diego Schools Beat the Cost of Cool
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Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) has expanded beyond energy efficiency
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LAUSD's $20 billion school construction and renovation program.
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How Colleges Are Going Green
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Programs Taking Charge in schools to make them more Sustainable

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CHPS' mission is to facilitate the design of high performance schools: environments that are not only energy and resource efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit, and containing the amenities needed for a quality eduction.

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The Green Schools Initiative

was founded in 2004 by parent-environmentalists who were shocked by how un-environmental their kids schools were and mobilized to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S...





Energy costs are an enormous expense for our nation's schools. To help free up more resources for education while strengthening academic learning, the Alliance's Green Schools Program engages students in creating energy-saving activities in their schools, using hands-on, real-world projects...