Public and private schools alike are realizing that “going green” is sensible. The average green school can save an estimated $100,000 per year in operational & maintenance costs. That is sufficient savings to provide two new teachers, buy 200 new computers or purchase 5,000 new textbooks.
By promoting the greening of all schools - new or existing - we can make a tremendous impact on student health, test scores, teacher retention, school operational costs and the environment.
USGBC-Georgia High Performance, Healthy Schools Program
Our program has been working with school systems over the last year. This fall, our programs rolls into schools with programs for Elementary & Middle Schools as well as our 'Green YOUR School" competition in High Schools.
For more information on each of our schools programs, you can open the following documents:
HPHS Committee Leadership Members:
Chair: Juli Abbott, Gensler
Secretary: Synkai Harrison, Sustainable Atlanta
Energy Subcommittee Chair: Denise Dumais
Environmental Curriculum Subcommittee Chair: Selena Wingate
Green Cleaning Subcommittee Chair: Phil Consolino, Southeast Link
HPHS Summit Subcommittee Chair: Nancy Geisler, Sustainability Dashboard
Recycling Subcommittee Chair: Michelle Wiseman, SP Recycling
Water Subcommittee Chair: Nancy Larson, Sustainable Options
For more information on this program or to become a supporter, please contact:
Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council – Georgia
PO Box 54677
Atlanta, GA 30308