Updates & Resources from the Green Schools Caucus

April 14, 2008

by Rochelle Davis, HSC Founding Executive Director

Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representative’s Green Schools Caucus met to continue the discussion of the benefits of green school construction.  In addition to saving money on energy costs, green schools can support student learning and promote health among everyone who uses the building. 

I was really looking forward to hearing from Dr. Richard Abernathy, a Superintendent from Arkansas who built the first green schools in that state, and from Franklin Brown of the Ohio Department of Education, who spoke about Ohio’s commitment to green school construction.  Unfortunately, I was one of the many travelers flying on American Airlines who did not make it to my destination last week.   

I will try to attend the next meeting and, for now, I will stay in touch through the Green Schools Caucus website – it’s a great resource for everyone interested in the issues surrounding green schools.