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K-12 schools have an obligation to operate in a manner that is ecologically and socially sound, as well as economically viable. Sustainability is the middle ground, where environment, society, and economics meet. Schools need to consider all three when making planning and operational decisions. K-12 schools are being asked to support regional, national and worldwide climate change efforts. These include actions to educate, lower emissions, and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Organizations are also internally driven to reduce unnecessary costs for maintenance and energy expenditures. K-12 schools should become "Learning Laboratories" for the future citizens and leaders of the world.

It's not easy being green! - Keermit T. Frog
"It's not easy being green!"
- Kermit T. Frog
  1. Teaching and Research
  2. Administrative Purchasing
  3. Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling
  4. Energy Conservation
  5. Energy Purchasing
  6. Water and Wastewater
  7. Hazardous Materials
  8. Transportation
  9. Food and Food Services
  10. Campus Grounds and Land Use
  11. New Construction
  12. Campus Planning and Design
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