The Minnesota Green Schools Coalition, an initiative of USGBC-MN, brings together the state’s strongest advocates for our children to create a Minnesota infrastructure of green schools – healthy, high performance schools that are conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money.
Through regular discussions on topics including new school construction, critical retrofits of existing facilities, green cleaning, metrics-based programs to track energy consumption and experiential learning opportunities for teachers and students, the Coalition is working to shape the classroom of the future and fundamentally change the way Minnesota students learn about the world around them.
Ensuring a healthy learning environment for all within this generation while inspiring environmental stewardship in students of all ages.
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News and Events
- MN Green Schools Coalition sets goal of 30 volunteer-led Green Apple Day of Service Projects in the state of MN. Join the movement today!
- REGISTER NOW: Free Environmental Education Teacher Training, November 11. Space is limited so sign up today!
- US Department of Eucation Green Ribbon School applications are OPEN. Applications are due January 5th, 2015: Apply Now!
- The results are in! We impacted over 5500 students with our 2013 projects: Compost to Comprehension and Energy Reduction Challenge!
- Meg Cavalier and Laura Young named Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of MN Green Schools Coalition Executive Committee.
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- US Green Building Council – Minnesota
- BlueGreen Alliance
- Natural Science Academy
- MN Educational Facilities Management Professionals (MASMS)
- Will Steger Foundation
- Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
- Minnesota PTA
- Audubon Center of the Northwoods
- Minnesota Department of Education
- Clean Energy Resource Teams
- Center for Renewable Energy Education and Demonstration (CREED)