Mom Knows Best : Green Your School Contest

Monday, January 7, 2013

Green Your School Contest

There is a cool contest that to help your school become green or greener. The website for more information is and it has lots of ideas to help your school be green. I nominated my kids school as they still use strofoam plates in the lunch room.  If your school wins they will win money and help to see their ideas become real.


When a school goes green, children benefit—as well as the environment! Green schoolslead to:
Improved student performance. When children learn in classrooms with natural daylight, improved sound quality and non-toxic building materials such as non-VOC carpets and paints, test scores can improve as much as 20%. Attendance also improves!
More funds for student resources. When green upgrades are made to a school, water and energy costs can be reduced by as much as 40%. These savings can be channeled back into resources that directly benefit students, such as textbooks, computers and other essentials.
Reduced carbon footprint. Greening a school significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming

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