The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution at its recent annual meeting in Providence, R.I., calling on school districts to make educational facilities sustainable.
should increase spending to ensure more of the nation’s public schools meet
environmental goals, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and USGBC said in a
The mayors group passed a resolution at its recent annual
meeting in Providence, R.I., calling on school districts to make educational facilities
The U.S. Green Building Council has launched a similar
campaign, and officials lauded the mayors' added voice.
“The U.S. Conference of Mayors has been a strong
supporter of greening America’s schools, and the green schools resolution takes
one giant step in the direction of enhancing the learning environments for
America’s students, teachers and administrators that go to school every day,”
said Rick Fedrizzi, founding chairman, president and CEO of the USGBC.
The building council’s National Green Schools Campaign promotes
funding for environmentally friendly schools at all government levels.
Mayors, USGBC urge green funding
June 23, 2009