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Green


Earth Echo Challenges Students To Take On Water-Related Projects

Hoping to motivate middle and high school students to undertake projects focused on water and its part in the environmental concerns of their own communities, environmental education nonprofit EarthEcho International (EEI) has partnered with Discovery Education to launch Water Planet Challenge, a Web site offering the interactive tools and access to resources necessary to design and implement such projects.

Solar Goes Elementary with 100 kW School Installation

When it comes to putting alternative energy to work, size often matters. But tiny Starksboro, VT (pop. 1,944) has proved this isn't always the case. The town's Robinson Elementary School as installed 25 solar trackers on a field adjacent to the school, which combine to form a 100 kilowatt photovoltaic array, providing enough electricity each year to power both the school and the Starksboro town offices.

Taking the Plunge: Districts Leap Into Virtualization

Virtual computing can take some getting used to. Three districts that have made the leap from conventional desktop PCs offer firsthand advice.

New Program Helps Classes Tackle Environmental Problems with Tech

Microsoft's education division has teamed up with the Smithsonian and TakingITGlobal, an organization that facilitates online collaboration among young people, to launch a global program intended to inspire teachers and students to participate in environmental issues.

California District's Solar Energy Project Targets $40 Million in Savings

Antelope Valley Union High School District of Lancaster, CA has broken ground on a new turnkey solar energy project that provider PsomasFMG estimated will save the district more than $40 million in utility costs over the next 20 years. The 9.6 megawatt photovoltaic installation is the largest to date in any school system in California.



A Pathway to Paperless: The Promise of Print Management Software

They’re not there yet, but print management software has helped administrators make deep cuts in faculty and student paper use, trimming costs while protecting the environment.

California District Outsources Printing Management To Increase Efficiency, Save Money

Rialto Unified School District (RUSD) in California is using "print governance" to manage the workflow, budgeting, and maintenance of the district's full range of printing output devices, such as copiers and printers, to streamline its inhouse printing services and save money in the process.

Nimbus Launches 240 TB-Capacity Flash Storage System

Nimbus Data Systems this week unveiled a solid state flash system for enterprises that can support capacities reaching nearly 250 terabytes within a single file system.

California District Tests Mac-Based Thin Clients

Campbell Union School District of San Jose, CA has completed the implementation of environmentally friendly, Mac-based thin client terminal stations at one of its middle schools.

California District Installs Solar Energy System for Cost Savings, Educational Opportunities

San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) of Encinitas, CA, has begun construction on a 2 megawatt solar panel project expected to generate more than 70 percent of the energy required by the two school facilities that will house the project, Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) and La Costa Canyon High School (LCCHS).

ImageNow 6.5 Adds Retention Policy Manager

Perceptive Software has released a new version of its document management system, ImageNow 6.5.

California District To Install Solar Power Systems in 6 Schools

San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) of Danville, CA, will install solar energy systems in six of its schools over the next year for a total of 3 megawatts of power output.

Texas District Breaks Ground on 'Net Zero Energy' School

Irving Independent School District of Irving, TX is launching what it called the largest "net zero energy" public school in the United States.

Environmental Challenge Winners Tackle Pollution, Waste

The Siemens Foundation, in partnership with Discovery Education and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), has announced the winners of the 2010 We Can Change the World Challenge, which challenges teams of students in grades K through 8 from throughout the United States to develop STEM-based plans to help the environment through local community action.

California District Installs Solar Farms at Elementary Schools

California's Pioneer Union Elementary School District (PUESD) has gone solar. The district has installed solar farms at three schools--two elementary and one middle--in an effort to save on operational and energy costs.

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