Eastern's Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) has been presented two distinguished awards for its service to the cause of a cleaner environment. On March 14, the ISE, along with the collaborative team for the Connecticut Green LEAF Schools, was named as one of 10 national honorees to receive U.S. Green Building Council's Best of 2012 Green Schools awards, at a ceremony in Hartford.
The Connecticut Green LEAF Schools Program -- www.ctgreenleaf.org -- encourages K-12 schools to create and improve their environmental and sustainability education; enhance the health and wellness of students and staff; and reduce the environmental impact of their buildings. Guided by co-chairs Laurel Kohl from the ISE and Jeff Greig from the Connecticut Department of Education, a strong base of collaborators actively share their resources and programs, striving to include all of Connecticut's schools in the wealth of information that is available.
The ISE also received the 2013 Green Building Advocate Award from the Connecticut Green Building Council (GBC) on June 20 at its annual recognition ceremony at Gateway Community College in New Haven.