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Assoc Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed
Last modified 2008-03-03 15:02:41
Learn about what college campuses are doing with sustainability: curriculum, renewable energy, tracking sustainability efforts, professional development, conferences, etc.
Build Green Schools by the USGBC
Last modified 2008-07-18 15:03:10
U.S. Green Building Council offers this web site about school buildings made green from the start. They define green as "a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money."
Coalfield Solar Fund
Last modified 2023-03-31 09:53:26
Coalfield Solar Fund offers grants of up to $150,000 in 2023 for schools in Virginia and West Virginia to develop photovoltaic power.
Collegiate Energy Association
Last modified 2008-11-07 08:01:08
The Collegiate Energy Association is a global student community that connects university-based energy clubs to their colleagues around the world so that they may learn from each other and form collaborative partnerships on energy issues.
In the Announcements section, associated clubs list interesting events, including academic reviews, presentations by industry experts, and conferences.
DOE Building Technologies Program: Schools
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Learn about how the US DOE supports solving efficiency problems at schools.
Earth Team
Last modified 2008-12-24 10:05:22
A network of school environmental teams, with tools for getting new groups started and finding projects and collaborations.
Empower Playgrounds
Last modified 2009-01-13 08:57:24
Empower runs multiple projects in Ghana where students power electric generators attached to their zip-lines and merry-go-rounds on their playground.
EmPowered Schools, formerly Green Schools Project--Alliance to Save Energy
Last modified 2024-02-22 09:56:04
In the 2000s, the Green Schools Program of the Alliance to Save Energy engaged students in creating energy-saving activities in their schools, using hands-on, real-world projects.
Now (2024) ASE runs EmPowered Schools, with resources to engage students in making their schools more energy efficient.
The EmPowered Schools Program provides teachers, administrators, and facilities staff with a wealth of information and resources to implement the program at your school. A typical EmPowered team consists of one team leader (typically a teacher) and students in a class, club, or other group. The program is designed to require minimal prep time for teachers and focuses on hands-on activities, video lessons, and a visually rich web platform.
The organizers seek to make the EmPowered program simple and effective for teachers to implement. Each EmPowered team has a local project leader who will work with you and ensure that your team is making progress toward program completion. Some teachers make EmPowered a part of their curriculum, choosing a class period that will function as the EmPowered Team. Similarly, many schools create a student club to implement the program, utilizing lunch periods or time after school to hold meetings and pursue projects.
Energy series
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Engineers for a Sustainable World Cornell Chapter
Last modified 2007-09-21 11:53:29
A student group interested in sustainable technologies and engineering ideas.
Green Campus Consortium of Maine
Last modified 2010-03-04 09:03:31
Green Is Sexy
Last modified 2007-05-17 07:59:30
Megan, Didi, and Rachel McAdams started a site trumpeting various ideas for greening consumer-life and serving the community.
Green Prize in Public Education
Last modified 2010-12-16 22:09:11
Introduced in 2011, The National Environmental Education Foundation, with major support from the NEA Foundation and in partnership with EarthEcho International, will recognize and celebrate an outstanding K-12 public school that has successfully taken on the challenge of becoming a green school through the Green Prize in Public Education.
Green School Alliance
Last modified 2014-02-13 17:21:32
Organizes programs where schools around the world help each other go green, including a renewable energy purchasing program.
Increase Your Green
Last modified 2008-08-18 16:05:56
A campaign to support student efforts at greening schools, sponsored in 2008 by National Grid Foundation. Student groups should register by the end of September.
Institute for Sustainable Energy
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Kalwall Corporation--Translucent walls
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
This company builds translucent walls for reducing energy costs for lighting during the day, one of schools' most obvious waste, since school meets during the day.
Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools
Last modified 2018-03-18 13:54:33
KGHS helps make public and private schools a learning laboratory for students. Student-centered Green Teams work together to improve the school facilities in nine different categories, including energy.
Light Boss for dimming and controlling HID lamps
Last modified 2007-04-26 12:20:21
Schools that can't afford to replace high intensity discharge lamps (common in gyms and parking lots) may be able to afford this new technology that can dim HID lamps, saving energy and prolonging bulb life. The system can also integrate motion/occupancy detectors and timing schedules.
New York State Clean Green Campuses
Last modified 2023-02-08 12:24:25
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) began this program to help campuses with resources for renewable energy and climate change goals.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
NEEP promulgates "High Performance Schools," schools that are energy efficient, safe, clean, and well lit.
NYSERDA P-12 Initiative [Formerly School Power...Naturally]
Last modified 2024-02-23 12:44:09
The P-12 Schools Initiative encourages New York’s schools that serve students between prekindergarten and grade 12 to reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions – the leading contributor to climate change. Working with NYSERDA, P-12 schools can reduce their emissions and energy use to create healthier learning environments and model sustainability for the next generation.

School Power Naturally was a set of curriculum to accompany the installation of PV power on 50 schools in New York State. Resources include wind and solar lessons.

Editor's note: The URL for this resource changes as the title of the program changes decade to decade.
Project Laundry List - The Clothesline Plan
Last modified 2007-05-24 10:19:29
Through student work on campuses, the Clothesline Plan advocates saving energy by washing and drying smarter. A PowerPoint presentation about clothes-washing and energy is available.
Rebuild America - Energy Smart Schools
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Red Lion Renewables
Last modified 2024-01-10 08:36:03
Renewable energy and financing company, adopting power purchase agreements with municipalities, where Red Lion installs solar power on roofs and reduces clients' electricity payments. Red Lion has been working with schools to reduce bills and power the schools with solar PV.
REpowering Schools
Last modified 2022-07-30 04:47:29
An organization connecting schools and the renewable power industry to help develop skills for the future U.S. workforce.
REpowering Schools took custody of the Wind for Schools project started by the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, coordinating the installation of wind turbines at school for educational purposes.
Rhode Island Solar Schools
Last modified 2007-04-15 10:29:58
Links to information about several schools in Rhode Island with solar applications.
Students for Solar Schools
Last modified 2010-01-10 18:42:52
A student-run organization linking student leaders and campus environmental groups with the common goal of advocating for solar panels on schools. Visitors and members can read inspiring stories of how students are bringing solar power to their school districts.
Syracuse University & SUNY ESF Green Library Page
Last modified 2009-03-23 09:49:47
A broad survey of efforts at sustainability, particularly in energy use, recycling, and waste-reduction, at this library and others.
The Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence
Last modified 2007-01-03 18:48:36
The mission of the C2E2 is to support the continued improvement of environmental performance in higher education through environmental professional networking, information exchange, the development of professional resources and tools, and the advancement of innovative regulatory models. Environmental performance includes campus regulatory compliance, environmental management, and sustainability initiatives.
The Campus Sustainability Assessment Project
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
The Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF)
Last modified 2018-04-08 15:32:10
The Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) was founded in 2003 on the principle that education for sustainability is essential for today’s K-12 students. CELF has helped whole school districts train their teachers to integrate sustainability into their curriculum, sometimes as part of an energy performance contract.
The Foundation for Environmental Education
Last modified 2009-04-03 09:04:45
The Foundation supports the Energy Seeds blog and several statewide solar-on-school programs.
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Find out how to nominate a student (8-18 years) for their service to the planet.
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
ULSF | University Leaders For A Sustainable F...
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Last modified 2023-11-29 05:32:15
UndauntedK12 supports schools who are greening their infrastructure with clean energy, low-carbon energy, and efficiency. They are based in Massachusetts and California. They consult schools about government incentives, and publish an action toolkit.
Welcome to the Center for Green Chemistry @ U...
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Wilson Ed - Education about how to save energy
Last modified 2006-11-21 09:22:22
Wilson Educational Services runs programs for k-12 school ranging from one-day energy activities to 10 day intensive audits run by students.
Winchester Massachusetts Solar Challenge
Last modified 2008-07-19 12:04:00
Read how this community earned matching funds for solar panels on its schools.

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Educational uses of data for on-site renewables
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Lists equipment, data tools, examples, activities, and resources for students and teachers looking into producing renewable energy on site. Author:Shawn Reeves.