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City seeks developers to create solar roofs for schools

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Lisette Camilo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the planned installation of up to 16 megawatts of solar energy on the rooftops of 46 New York City public schools and several New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sites, including its Wards Island Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility.


Saco ecology school creates green campus at River Bend Farm

By Gillian Graham Photo by Derek Davis

The first time Drew Dumsch saw River Bend Farm, he knew it would be the perfect home for The Ecology School. Nestled along the Saco River in a rural corner of the city, the 105-acre farm is a mix of farmland, forest and ponds. A farmhouse built in 1794 and a barn from the 1840s sit atop a hill overlooking a bend in the river. More than 3 miles of trails twist across the property.


Pomerleau aims for Passive House standard for new U of T residence

Pomerleau recently announced it has been awarded a design-bridge-build contract for the construction of a new residence hall at the University of Toronto Scarborough.


Solar panels, smart tech and rainwater recycling: College and school buildings are going green

By Anmar Frangoul

The U.K. is home to some of the world’s oldest — and most prestigious — universities. And while these may be centers of excellence for learning, many institutions’ buildings were built centuries ago and are in need of refurbishment or, in some instances, total replacement.


Seven WLCSD schools receive eco-friendly designation

By Andy Kozlowski

Seven schools in the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools District have achieved Michigan Green School status this year, an honor that recognizes their efforts promoting eco-friendly habits and good stewardship of the environment. The designation is given by the Michigan Green Schools nonprofit group.


12 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Earn 2020 Maryland Green School Honors

Twelve public schools from across Anne Arundel County recently earned Green School certifications from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). The schools are recognized for their exemplary work in environmental education, sustainability action, and community engagement.


Our top tips for an eco-friendly and sustainable school

Make green living a part of everyday school life by considering the environment in everything you do. From energy efficiency to recycling, here are our top 10 tips to make your school more eco friendly and sustainable.


The Green Free School in Denmark Focuses on a Sustainable Future

By Mary Jo DiLonardo

At the Green Free School in Copenhagen, students learn how to read and write and they study math and science. But the curriculum centers on sustainability. Students are taught how to garden and grow their own food. They make projects out of repurposed materials. They compost, collect rainwater and recycle.


Building and managing sustainable schools: The case of food waste

Awareness on food waste generated at schools is low. Although pedagogical lunches are accepted, little is done to reduce food waste at school canteens.


Kalvebod Fælled School by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

By Josephine Minutillo Photo by Anders sune berg

The landscape of Ørestad, a fairly recent development of office buildings, educational facilities, and housing on the southern outskirts of Copenhagen, next to hauntingly beautiful marshlands, is an odd array of wide-open spaces—often without a soul in sight—lined mainly with competent but sedate contemporary architecture.