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Director's Corner: Making Green Schools an International Conversation

May 3, 2012

Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Beijing, China for the 8th International Conference on Green & Energy Efficient Building to discuss the green schools movement. Although there are so many implicit differences between the U.S. and China – the language and culture are incredibly diverse from ours – I tested my assumption that healthy, high performing kids are a universal value that requires no translation.

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My Job Inspiration: The Wisdom of Kids

May 2, 2012

One of the best parts of my job is getting to listen to kids and their visions for the world and their place within it. It's reinvigorating, energizing and inspiring. It reminds me that when we provide safe and inviting places for kids to learn, grow and be creative, we directly impact how the world works right now and what it will be in the future. In the past two weeks, I've had two opportunities to soak in the wisdom of kids.

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Taking Action at Rio+20

May 1, 2012

The Rio+20 Earth Summit represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a roadmap for the “Future We Want” —the fitting motto of the June Summit. Heads of State, government leaders, non-governmental organisations and the business community in attendance are charged with the task of accelerating the green economy and addressing poverty eradication through sustainable development.

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USGBC South Florida's Generation Green Event

April 30, 2012

The weather held off for the USGBC South Florida Chapter Treasure Coast Branch's first Generation Green Event on April 21, 2012. 175 registered attendees representing four counties attended the Generation Green Awards Ceremony.

The program was meant to provide recognition for green initiatives and honored people and groups including teacher, student, student group, school, principal and district.The Generation Green event was the ceremony and celebration for these Green Apple Awards.

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