green school /grEn skül / n. a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money.
Our goal is to Green Colorado’s Schools Within a Generation.
The USGBC Colorado Green Schools Initiative convenes a diverse group of stakeholders, including architects and engineers, builders and innovators, teachers and principals, educators and energy managers, in order to find realistic solutions that help Colorado schools achieve higher levels of resource efficiency.
- Green schools lead to improved student health, test scores, and faculty retention;
- Green schools have better lighting, temperature control, improved ventilation and indoor air quality which contribute to reduced asthma, colds, flu, and absenteeism; and
- Green schools reduce the dangerous air pollutants that cause respiratory disease and contribute to premature morbidity and mortality.
Contact information for the Green Schools Leadership Team:
Cathy Bellem - Chair
Chris Guarino - Incoming Chair
Margaret Pauls- Past Chair
Dan LeBlanc- Education and District Outreach
Annette Stelmack- Founding Chair