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Green Schools Alliance

Green Schools Alliance
CROWDRISE : Nov 22, 2010
Tax ID: 13-3831327
BASED: New York, NY, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org

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Green Schools Alliance redefines how K-12 schools approach sustainability education and action, by creating and offering tools and programs to make it easier for schools to do more. We promote student success through leadership training, project-based learning, and support systems and we empower sustainability champions through access to training, resources, and a community of fellow sustainability champions.

There are more than 130,000 public and private K-12 schools in the U.S. alone that directly touch the lives of more than 80 million people every day. According to the U.S. Department Of Energy, taxpayers spend $8 billion dollars on energy for schools each year. Green schools can reduce these costs by an average of 35%. Nationally, this could equal nearly $3 billion dollars, EACH YEAR, while providing students with hands-on learning opportunities, and empowering them for the future.

Since 2007, the Alliance has grown organically, now with nearly 8,000 public and private school principals and superintendents making leadership commitments. We have schools in 43 U.S. states and 57 countries, representing more than 5 million students and almost a billion square feet of buildings. The Alliance is unique in supporting the school sustainability “champion” — the official or unofficial leader forging sustainable learning and solutions in the school community. All of our programs are scaled and developed from member ideas to make them more accessible for other member schools. The Alliance conducts work via our international coalition of schools, rooted in the idea that collaboration among schools brings the greatest change for sustainable learning environments and communities.

Originally developed as a grassroots network created by schools for schools, the Alliance is evolving into an organization that provides integrated and organized support to students, school professionals, schools, and districts to embed sustainability into the culture of their school, creating lasting positive change. Under the leadership of our new executive director (former director of sustainability for the New York City school system), our goal is expand our programs so that grassroot sustainability champions are equipped with the tools they need. With the 2016 launch of the District Collaborative, an advisory council of district sustainability directors from some of the largest school systems in the country, the Alliance doubled its’ 2015 membership numbers.

Tax ID: 13-3831327 • http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org

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