El Niño, Drought, Mudslides, Hurricanes: Schools Keynote Offers Insights

JPL Scientist Bill Patzert What will the winter bring? A “Godzilla” El Niño sits in the Pacific, and some have wondered if the recent mudslides that shut down the Grapevine are a preview of what the winter will bring. Even if record rainfall does arrive, what will that mean? What are the prospects for Sierra Nevada snowpack? Read more about El Niño, Drought, Mudslides, Hurricanes: Schools Keynote Offers Insights[…]

CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All

The California-based Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) was founded in 1999 to address energy efficiency in schools. CHPS quickly expanded its efforts to encompass all aspects of school design, construction and operation. The CHPS Criteria were the first comprehensive guidelines available to California schools for use in planning and building high performance facilities. CHPS will be Read more about CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All[…]

Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?

Prop 39 will be discussed in numerous sessions at the upcoming Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. We recently had a chance to talk to one of our speakers about her session and her perspective on the state of Prop 39 implementation. Christine Marez, Director, Energy for Cumming will moderate a session in which three districts Read more about Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?[…]

Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel

While there’s no question that gravel has a place in water-efficient landscape design, over-reliance on this material can produce results that fall short of what school officials, parents, community members and students expect from school grounds. Other low-water options exist that can provide habitat, ecosystem services, beauty, learning opportunities and even food. At the 2015 Green California Schools and Read more about Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel[…]

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Incentives for Schools

Since 2011, California has accounted for more than 40 percent of all plug-in electric vehicle purchases in the U.S. Whether schools are already thinking about EV infrastructure or not, the vehicle decisions being made by teachers, administrators and parents will increase the need for this to be part of their planning. A newly-added session at the Read more about Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Incentives for Schools[…]