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Challenge Calls on K-12 Students To Develop Environmental Solutions

The 2012 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is now accepting submissions. The competition calls on students in kindergarten through high school to develop environmental solutions for their schools, homes, and communities for a chance to win prizes for themselves and grants for their schools.

Examining Green Cloud Claims

Cloud computing is touted as a "green" technology, but this claim fails to take into consideration the full environmental impact of the scalable resource. The energy savings a school can experience by reducing its hardware can be significant, but other environmental factors must also be addressed if the traditional green claims are declared valid.

Competition To Award School Facilities Upgrades

Global Green USA and Pureology have launched a new competition that will award five schools with funds to implement energy and environmental upgrades on their campuses.

Mobile Learning Center Promotes STEM, Energy Awareness

The Army National Guard’s Mobile Learning Center Program is coming to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The interactive program is designed to raise math and science literacy and tours throughout the country.

Arizona District Launches 3.26 MW Solar Project

Buckeye Elementary School District in Arizona has begun construction on a 3.26-megwatt photovoltaic solar project.



Michigan High School To Host $2.5 Million Solar Project

Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, MI will host a 400-kilowatt solar array as part of a 20-year agreement with DTE Energy.

BenQ To Launch Energy-Efficient Projector

BenQ will release the MX850UST, an energy-efficient DLP projector with a contrast ratio of 13,000:1, this August.

East Side Union High School District To Save $42 Million With Solar Power

The East Side Union High School District in California has completed a solar energy project that will generate $43 million in energy savings over 25 years.

Connecticut School To Save $800,000 with Fuel Cell

Hamden High School in Connecticut is installing a 400-kilowatt fuel cell to provide 90 percent of its electricity needs.

Maryland School To Save $1.4 Million with Solar Energy

George Washington Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park, MD will formally activate a 2,100-panel solar energy system May 3.

Education Department To Launch Green Ribbon Schools Program

The United States Department of Education has launched a new program to recognize schools for their sustainability efforts.

California School District To Save $12 Million with Solar Power

The Mountain View Los Altos High School District in California has nearly completed construction of a 1.26 megawatt solar photovoltaic system.

Berkshire School Goes Solar for Carbon Neutrality

The Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA has begun construction of a 2 megawatt solar installation.

Arizona School District Completes 2.66 MW Solar Installation

The Paradise Valley Unified School District in Arizona has completed construction of a 2.66 megawatts solar installation.

Buildings That Conserve and Educate

Wendy Rogers is design principal at the architectural firm LPA in Irvine, CA, as well as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). Throughout her 24-year career she has advocated for sustainable design in schools. Rogers works closely with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), speaking with districts and civic organizations throughout California to help them plan for and design green schools. She spoke with us recently about the relationship between technology and sustainable school environments.

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