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.

The Opportunity

  • 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:
Chris Guarino - Chair

Kristin Anderson - Incoming Chair

Cathy Bellem- Past Chair

Dan LeBlanc- Education and District Outreach

Annette Stelmack- Founding Chair



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