Green schools: Where we learn matters

Approximately 25% of Americans go to school every day.  We strive for all children to attend schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.

DVGBC works directly with teachers, students, administrators, facilities managers, communities and other organizations to create partnerships that transform schools in our region into healthy learning environments. 

By promoting the design and construction of green schools, and by greening the operations and maintenance of existing schools, we can make a tremendous impact on student health, school operational costs, and the environment. This work also helps us to reach our goal of bringing green building practices to the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Collaboration and coalitions are the key to our success. We partner with regional and national organizations and governments to have a big local impact.

Because where we learn matters.

For questions about DVGBC's Green Schools initiatives, please contact Katie Bartolotta, Policy and Advocacy Manager at kbartolotta@dvgbc.org / 215.399.5789.

Visit USGBC's Center for Green Schools for more information and resources.

From The Blog
December 14, 2016 by: kbartolotta
Read more on how Milford High School used its free Pathways Program building energy audit as a job training opportunity for students enrolled in an energy management program.