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A Water-Saving Program Begins With a Flush

Bayside High School in Queens is one of two New York City public schools in a pilot program to replace water-wasting toilets with new low-flow flushers.

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Hawaii’s Hot Sun Cools Down Energy Costs

The Hawaii State Department of Education has embarked on a first- and largest-plan-of-its-kind nationwide to install solar panels in every school in the state. The plan will reduce the sunny state’s school energy costs from $47 million per year to zero, and generate revenue from extra energy that could go back to schools, school officials say.

Calif. To Invest $2.5 Billion To Retrofit Energy-Wasting Schools

On November 6, 2012, California voters approved two measures that should help the state's struggling economy.

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Hawaii’s Hot Sun Cools Down Energy Costs

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School Design May Affect a Child’s Grades

A study of school design has discovered that school layouts can influence a child's development by as much as 25 percent — positively or negatively — over the course of an academic year.

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Technology Recycler Steps in to Help Marblehead, Mass. Schools

No matter how much unwanted electronics are clogging your workspace, chances are, the Marblehead schools, with over 3,000 pounds of technology on hand, have you beat.

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Green Schools: Long on Promise, Short on Delivery

The Houston Independent School District took a big step in 2007 toward becoming environmentally friendly by designing two new schools to meet a coveted "green" standard set by a private-builders' group.

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Ill. Schools Launch Food Scrap Program

At a time for thanksgiving, students in the East Alton Elementary School District are showing their appreciation for their planet by participating in a pilot food scrap recycling program.

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Duval County (Fla.) Schools Receive Energy-Saving Award

Duval County Public Schools recently received the Florida Green School District Award for leading the way in energy-saving efforts.

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