In the News

"The "Greenest School On Earth" Is A Grade School For Low-Income Kids In Hong Kong" Fast Company, October 31, 2013

"Green Apple Day of Service Attracts International Participants" GreenSource, October 7, 2013

"Green Schools, Healthy Schools" American School Board Journal, October 1, 2013

“Guest Editor: A chat with Rachel Gutter” Green Building & Design, July/August issue 2013

"Vertical Gardens Bring Greenery to Cities" The Today Show, April 22, 2013

"Report: Half Trillion Need to Update Schools" Associated Press, March 12, 2013

"Rebuilding our Schools, Literally" Marketplace, March 12, 2013

"L.A. Schools Falling Apart, Literally" Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2013

"Attention on Greener Schools Paves Way for Greener Products" Sustainability Matters, Winter 2013

"Study to Evaluate ‘Green’ School Buildings" Columbus Dispatch, February 1, 2013

"Center Names 'Best of Green Schools'" American School & University, January 23, 2013

"AASHE Honors Campus Sustainability Innovation" Sustainability: Journal of Record, December 2012

"‘Net-Zero’ School Pays Off" Bowling Green Daily News, December 23, 2012

"'Green' Schools Enhance Learning: 5 Tips On How To Green Your School" The Daily Astorian, November 30, 2012

“Talbott Springs Elementary Takes a bite of the Green Apple” Baltimore Sun, October 1, 2012

“Green Apples for Everyone” Huffington Post, September 28, 2012

“Does Your School Make You Sick?” Angela's Clues, September 28, 2012

"Green Apple Day of Service 9.2.12" Whole Living, September 27, 2012

"Gonzaga school to celebrate Gung-ho Green sustainable initiative on Saturday"The Times of India, September 26, 2012

"Community Green Offers Free USGBC Membership" Mother Nature Network, September 11, 2012

"Six Kid Project Ideas You Can Do In Under 60 Minutes" Parenting Magazine, August 29 2012

"Educators Ready to Lead on Green Schools ‘Day of Service’" NEA Today, August 16, 2012

"Using 'Smart Growth' Language May Not Always Be That Smart" USA Today, July 16, 2012

"High Schools Go Green to Save Some Green" US News and World Report, June 6, 2012

“'Green’ Schools That Go Beyond Basics” USA Today, April 19, 2012

“Green 16: Top Colleges Make Earth Day Honors”  Discovery News, April 20, 2012

“Princeton Review Publishes 2012 Green College Guide” Mother Nature Network, April 17, 2012

“Green Colleges Guide (with 322 ‘Green Colleges’) Released by Princeton Review & USGBC” Clean Technica, April 19, 2012

"Creating Healthier Classrooms Through Practical Solutions" Parenting.com, March 21, 2012

"Creating Healthier Classrooms Through Practical Solutions" Greensource, March 20, 2012

"Creating Healthier Classrooms Through Practical Solutions" DivineCaroline.com, March 20, 2012

"Architects, Mayors, and Educators Convene for Green Schools Design Summit" Architectural Record, March 19, 2012

"The Lorax Can Teach Kids Important Service Lessons" Parenting.com, March 5, 2012

"The Lorax Can Teach Kids Important Service Lessons" DivineCaroline.com, March 5, 2012

"Greening Our Educational Institutions at the Center for Green Schools" Canadian Journal of Building & Design, Jan/Feb. 2012

“OSU, UP Students Join National Efficiency Competition” Sustainable Business Oregon, Feb. 9, 2012

“College Students Race to Save a Gigawatt” Earth Techling, Feb. 7, 2012

“UC’s Green Investments Pay Off” University of California, Jan. 18, 2012

"Sustainable Solutions"Architectural Record, January 2012

“Green Schools 2011 List Announced” Huffington Post, Dec. 16, 2011

“Center for Green Schools Honors Leaders in Sustainability” American School and University, Dec. 14, 2011

“USGBC’s Center for Green Schools Releases ‘Best of Green Schools 2011’” Eco-Structure, Dec. 14, 2011

“Ohio (Yes, Ohio) Leads In Green Schools” Earth Techling, Dec. 13, 2011

“Best Green Schools of 2011” eClassroomNews, Dec. 13, 2011

“D.C. Recipient of "Best of Green Schools" Award” Washington Informer, Dec. 13, 2011

"Sacramento Region Schools Honored for Steps to Save Energy, Water" The Sacramento Bee, December 13, 2011

“Best Green Schools Announced” Yahoo! News, Dec. 12, 2011

“D.C. Earns "Best of Green Schools" Award for Cheh's Healthy Schools Legislation” WUSA9, Dec. 12, 2011

"Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Releases "Best of Green Schools 2011" List "Reuters, December 12, 2011

"Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Releases "Best of Green Schools 2011" List " Boston Globe, December 12, 2011

"Philadelphia Schools Honored for Green Thumb" NBC Philadelphia, December 12, 2011

"Best of Green Schools 2011" Mother Nature Network, December 12, 2011

"Ohio Leads Nation in Green School Projects" Dayton Daily News, December 12, 2011

"Ohio Lauded for LEED School Projects"Columbus Business First, December 12, 2011

"Greener US Schools Could Save $20 Billion in Energy" Greenbang, December 12, 2011

"Philly Schools Recognized for Green Efforts" Metro Philly, December 12, 2011

"33 States, D.C., Submit Intents to Nominate Green Ribbon Schools"  Department of Education, December 5 2011

"Get Schooled in Sustainability" Hobby Farm Home, November 2011

"The Joy of Living Green" Shambhala Sun, November 2011

"Poll: Majority of Americans Support Federal Investment in Green Schools" HPAC Engineering, October 18, 2011

"Poll: Americans Support Investments in Green Schools" Education Daily, October 13 2011

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"Most Americans Support Federal Investment in Green Schools: Survey" Construction Advisor Today, October 13 2011

"How to Green Schools? Make It Someone's Job" GreenSource, October 12, 2011

"Survey Suggests ‘Green’ Schools are a High Priority with Most Americans" Durability + Design, October 10, 2011

"Americans Said To Want Greener Schools" Earth Techling, October 7, 2011

"New Nationwide Independent Poll Reveals Majority of Americans Support Federal Investment in "Green" Schools" Reuters, October 5, 2011

"Obama’s Green Schools Plan Could Renovate Buildings, Reinvigorate Communities" Green Right Now, October 3, 2011

"Five Steps To Green Campuses" FacilitiesNet, October 2011

"Green My School" Kiwi Magazine, September 2011

"Portable Dangers" The Portland Tribune, September 29, 2011

"Looking at University Initiatives in Sustainability" Buildipedia.com, September 29, 2011

"Schools Where You Can Learn, Thrive and Be Inspired" Parenting Magazine, September 15, 2011

"Heeding Obama's Call to Rebuild and Improve our Nation’s Schools" Dowser.org, September 15, 2011

"City Schools Planning for Single-Stream Recycling" Charleston Patch, September 13, 2011

"President Obama Announces $25 Billion for Improving Schools" Parenting Magazine, September 9, 2011

"President Obama Announces $25 Billion for Improving Schools" Kiwi Magazine Online, September 9, 2011

"Students Live the Green Life at Rollins' Mowbray House " Orlando Sentinel, August 5, 2011

"Cheat Sheets" Environmental Design + Construction, July 2011

"The Benefits of Green Schools" National Association of Realtors, July 2011

"Rachel Gutter on Career Day" Career Day, June 23, 2011

"'Green Schools' Benefit Budgets and Students, Report Says" Education Week, May 25, 2011

"US Education Department Launches Landmark Green Schools Program" Reuters, April 28, 2011

"Sizing Up the Greenest Colleges" The New York Times, April 22, 2011

"The Greenest Colleges 2011: Princeton Review List" Huffington Post, April 22, 2011

"College Hopefuls Look for Green Universities" USA Today, April 20, 2011

"2011 Green College Guide Released" Mother Nature Network, April 20, 2011

"Meet the Woman Leading the Charge to Green America's Schools" Grist, April 14, 2011

"Planet Keepers: 15 Inspirational Green Advocates" Whole Living, April, 2011

"This Woman is Leading the Charge to Green the Nations' Schools (Video Interview)" Treehugger, March 8, 2011

"How Green is my School? Conducting an Energy Audit" The New York Times, Feb.16, 2011

"Grant Boosts Green Upgrades at Sacramento Schools" The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 9, 2011

"U.S. Green Building Council Selects Sacramento City Unified School District as Recipient of New Center for Green Schools Fellowship Program" RealEstateRama, Feb. 9, 2011

"Cincinatti at Forefront of Sustainable Schools" Cincinnati Inquirer, Dec. 27, 2010

"Robert Redford Teams Up With USGBC for Green Schools Summit" Architectural Record, Nov. 12, 2010

"U.S. Green Building Council Heralds New Green Schools Center" ABC 7, Oct. 1, 2010

"U.S. Green Building Council Launches Push for Energy-Efficient Schools" The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2010

Press Releases

"National College Competition Saves 3 Million Pounds of CO2 and 476,000 Gallons of Water" May 5, 2014

"Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal Sustainability Literacy in all U.S. Public Schools by 2040" March 25, 2014

"New report shows sustainability professionals add value to organizational performance" November 15, 2013

"The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces 2013 Greenest School on Earth Recipients" October 16, 2013

"U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid to Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2014" September 17, 2013

"The Princeton Review Releases 4th Annual Free 'Guide to Green Colleges' in Partnership With the Center for Green Schools at USGBC" April 16, 2013

“2013 State of Our Schools” Report from the Center for Green Schools at USGBC Calls for Immediate Examination of America’s School Facilities March 12, 2013

NSSEA & USGBC’s Center For Green Schools Announce a Strategic Partnership Centered Around EdSpaces February 13, 2013

Lucid and the Center for Green Schools Kick Off Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 February 4, 2013

Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2012 List January 16, 2013

Schools and Universities to Continue Investment in New & Retrofit Green Building at High Levels, According to New McGraw-Hill Construction Study November 15, 2012

Center for Green Schools Names 2012 President’s Award Recipients November 14, 2012

University of Wisconsin – Madison Receives 2012 Innovation in Green Building Award October 17, 2012

Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Green Apple Commitment to Action at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting September 24, 2012

USGBC Announces New Support for Community Colleges September 10, 2012

Seattle Sports Teams Join the Center for Green Schools at USGBC for Green Apple Day of Service August 1, 2012

Director of USGBC’s Center for Green Schools Named World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award Winner June 20, 2012

Biophilia and Biomimicry Become a Growing Design Ethic for Buildings and Schools May 8, 2012

200,000 Students at 100 Colleges and Universities Save 1.74 Gigawatt-Hours of Electricity During Campus Conservation Nationals 2012 May 1, 2012

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Inaugural Green Apple Day of Service April 24, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Announces 78 Winners of Green Ribbon Schools Program April 23, 2012

The Princeton Review Releases Free "Guide to 322 Green Colleges" In Partnership With the U.S. Green Building Council" April 17, 2012

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Launches the Green Classroom Professional Certificate March 20, 2012

"Center for Green Schools at USGBC and McGraw-Hill Research Foundation Release New Report Examining Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance" February 27, 2012

"U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2012" February 6, 2012

"Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Announces "Coolest Teachers" in the Country" January 23, 2012

"U.S. Department of Education and 33 States, D.C. and Bureau of Indian Education Officially Launch New Green Ribbon School Program" December 19, 2011

"Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Releases “Best of Green Schools 2011” List Recognizing Leadership in Creating Sustainable Learning Environments" December 12, 2011

"Four Environmental Organizations Receive Award for Outstanding Service in Environmental Education" October 17, 2011

"University of Texas at Dallas wins U.S. Green Building Council Innovation in Green Building Award" October 10, 2011

"New Nationwide Independent Poll Reveals Majority of Americans Support Federal Investment in “Green” Schools" October 5, 2011

"U.S. Department of Education Opens the First Green Ribbon School Award Competition" Sept. 29, 2011

"U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2012" Sept. 29, 2011

"USGBC Applauds President Obama for Advancing a Bold Plan to Get Americans Back to Work" Sept. 9, 2011

"U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program Open for Public Comment" Sept. 2, 2011

"Green Education Foundation and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Announce the Sustainability Education Clearinghouse" May 18, 2011

"U.S. Green Building Council and American Institute of Architects Unveil National Report for Greening America’s Schools"May 12, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Announces Green Ribbon Program to Advance Sustainable Schools April 26, 2011

"The Princeton Review and U.S. Green Building Council Release Free 'Guide to 311 Green Colleges'"

April 20, 2011

"U.S. Green Building Council Selects Sacramento City Unified School District as Recipient of New Center for Green Schools Fellowship Program" February 8, 2011

"Mayors and Superintendents From Across the Country Come Together for a Greening of America's Schools Summit" November 15, 2010

"U.S. Green Building Council Launches the Center for Green Schools" September 30, 2010

"USGBC Launches Toolkit to Help State Legislators Advance Green Schools Agenda" July 29, 2010