The 2010 Green California Schools Summit comes at a crucial time for schools throughout the state.
As districts adjust to a shifting and uncertain budget climate, conservation of resources and efficient facilities operation become necessities.
The Green Imperative
For some, the economic arguments for going green are even stronger than the environmental ones. Savings from energy efficiency and on-site power generation are helping some schools grow their operating funds and keep vital services in place.
At the same time, the continued growth of the “green” sector of the state’s economy remains a bright spot. A recent report from the California Employment Development Department reveals nearly 500,000 jobs in the state’s clean tech sector. Efforts are underway to develop a better pipeline to these jobs, beginning with K-12 schools.
As construction programs move forward, the January 2011 entry into force of a mandatory statewide green building code will bring changes in design and construction.
Green curriculum – particularly when offered in conjunction with green building features – can help cultivate a generation of students prepared for a future where resource management and green innovation will be crucial issues.
The Summit offers a once-a-year chance to get up to date on policy innovations, implementation best practices, and new technologies.
Join us in Pasadena, and find out what you can do to make your school a green leader!
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