Category Archives: Green California Schools Summit

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ZNE School Retrofits: Interview and Training

The next stage in the evolution of energy efficiency is the “Zero Net Energy” building – one that, on an annual basis, produces as much energy as it consumes. ZNE projects will play a big part in California’s efforts to improve … Continue reading

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New Video Series: Meet our Speakers

The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit offers attendees the chance to hear from inspiring individuals and organizations that are working to help districts create healthy, efficient schools. In this new series of interviews using the Blab platform, we’ll be … Continue reading

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California State PTA: Climate Change is a Children’s Issue

Atmospheric CO2 concentration is the highest in human history. Graph: NASA At its annual conference this month, the California State PTA adopted a resolution on climate change and climate change education. The resolution was put forward by the San Diego Unified Council … Continue reading

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Listening Session at the Summit: CDE Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF)

The California Department of Educations’s Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF) will hold a listening session from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm on November 5 at the Pasadena Convention Center, at the Green California Schools Summit. The session will be facilitated by the ELTF … Continue reading

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Admiral Len Hering Will Keynote Schools Summit

Rear Admiral Len Hering (ret.), currently the Executive Director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Green California Schools Summit. The Summit will take place November 5-6 at the Pasadena Convention Center. … Continue reading

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