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We Don't Need No Solar Panels; We've Got Hyper Kids!

January 15th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Harvesting kinetic energy produced by people walking and moving seems like a no-brainer, and the stories we've seen so far focus on spaces ranging from dance floors to health clubs. But if you've ever been to an elementary or middle school, you know that they may well be the perfect location for such experiments - there's a lot of energy in those hallways!

Five Top US Schools for Sustainability Education

September 27th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Want to study sustainability? Environmentally-themed majors are popping up at colleges and universities around the US; these five schools, though, are among the top tier for sustainability studies

Green Classroom Retrofit Creates Learning Lab for Students & School District

September 20th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

What gets measured gets managed, right? This longstanding business maxim gets thrown around a lot in green circles: data's a necessary element of making the case that sustainability makes sense. At Orange County, California's Davis Magnet School (which focuses on math, science, and technology), measurement's already present in the curriculum; now, it's also a part of the school's efforts to determine if efficiency retrofits make sense for the district's bottom line and the students' performance

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