Exhibition: The Greening of Our Schools
The greening of our schools has become a significant movement. There is currently an exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC looking at several examples of what is possible and providing resources for all of us to consider as we look toward constructing the next generation of school buildings.
Featured is an actual green classroom, the “Sprout Space.” Visitors can walk through the classroom and see the green features in action. Within the exhibition, visitors can see photographs, touch samples, and hear from those who have made their green dreams into reality.
Here are some of the schools whose greening efforts are highlighted:
Forward on Climate Rally
A crowd estimated at over 35,000 demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on February 17 in the biggest climate rally ever held in the U.S. capital.
“For 25 years our government has basically ignored the climate crisis: now people in large numbers are finally demanding they get to work,” Bill McKibben, head of 350.org, one of the environmental groups organizing the event, told the crowd.
Activists from the ‘Backbone Campaign’ carried a 70-foot model of a spine, with an anti-Keystone XL pipeline message painted on the side, imploring President Obama to stand strong against the project.