Going green is cool enough for schools. The Best of Green Schools 2011 list was released this week, commending educational institutions around the country for embracing environmental initiatives.
School administrators and government leaders were recognized in 10 categories for a "variety of sustainable, cost-cutting measures, including energy conservation, record numbers of LEEDÂ® certified buildings and collaborative platforms and policies to green U.S. school infrastructure," according to a press release by Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council.
The press release stated:
According to published reports, green schools save on average $100,000 per year on operating costs - enough to hire two new teachers, buy 200 new computers, or purchase 5,000 textbooks. (Read more...)