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Listening Session at the Summit: CDE Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF)

The California Department of Educations’s Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF) will hold a listening session from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm on November 5 at the Pasadena Convention Center, at the Green California Schools Summit. The session will be facilitated by the ELTF and Glen Price Group. State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Department Read more about Listening Session at the Summit: CDE Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF)[…]

ED-Green Ribbon Schools Celebrates Third Cohort

        Taylor, Rydberg, and Wheeler accept ED-GRS Director’s Awards. It was smiles and green flags all around as Education Secretary Arne Duncan honored the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and District Sustainability awardees in a Washington, D.C. ceremony. In its third year, ED-GRS recognized 48 schools and nine Read more about ED-Green Ribbon Schools Celebrates Third Cohort[…]

Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict

A new report from a group of 16 retired Generals and Admirals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps reflects concerns about the accelerating impacts of climate change on national security. “The potential security ramifications of global climate change should be serving as catalysts for cooperation and change,” the authors say. “Instead, climate Read more about Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict[…]

Admiral Len Hering Will Keynote Schools Summit

Rear Admiral Len Hering (ret.), currently the Executive Director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 Green California Schools Summit. The Summit will take place November 5-6 at the Pasadena Convention Center. As Commander of the Navy Region Southwest, Admiral Hering was responsible for the development of sustainability Read more about Admiral Len Hering Will Keynote Schools Summit[…]

CEC Announces Public Meetings Regarding Prop 39 Guidelines

The California Energy Commission has announced that it will hold a series of public meetings and webinars over the next few weeks to present the draft guidelines for Prop 39 implementation, and to solicit public input on them. The series begins October 3 in San Diego, and concludes October 22 with a meeting in Sacramento Read more about CEC Announces Public Meetings Regarding Prop 39 Guidelines[…]

Draft Guidelines for Prop 39 Released

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has published draft guidelines for the Prop 39 implementation program. The CEC notes that, for 2013-2014 allocations, these guidelines apply only to K-12 projects and not to funds allocated to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office. Of note, the anticipated implementation schedule in the guidelines gives December 2013 as the Read more about Draft Guidelines for Prop 39 Released[…]

Technical Support for Community Colleges

As outlined in SB 73, community colleges will receive 11 percent of the Prop 39 funds allocated for energy efficiency projects on California campuses. As was discussed in an earlier article in Green Technology magazine, K-12 districts can obtain technical support for evaluating their needs and planning Prop 39-funded projects through the Bright Schools program Read more about Technical Support for Community Colleges[…]

Accessing Prop 39 Funds: What Schools Can Do Now

While the guidelines for project approval by the California Energy Commission (CEC) have not been released, the best practices that are expected to be reflected in Prop 39 proposals are well established. In a recent interview with Green Technology magazine, Jim Kelsey of kW Engineering discusses steps that schools can take now to develop energy plans Read more about Accessing Prop 39 Funds: What Schools Can Do Now[…]