What does it mean when a school goes green? The Green Schools Initiative’s “Four Pillars of a Green School” offered early guidance on defining environmental sustainability in schools: green schools strive to be free of toxins; use resources sustainably; create a green, healthy place for children; and focus on environmental education.
Why schools should go green? Greener schools not only save energy and conserve resources, they also help municipalities address whatever regional environmental problems they may be facing, such as water use, storm water management, air quality, recycling, or mold problems.
How do you make a school go green?
- Lead a green club.
- Hold a recycling bin decorating contest.
- Apply for grants.
- Get creative with recycling bins.
- Schedule a trash pickup day.
- Add indoor plants.
- Rally for solar panels.
- Get dirty and do a waste audit.
How can students go green? Green tips for students include being responsible for the use of electricity. Turn off lights when you don’t need them, plug off everything not used at the moment. You can also change the light bulbs to fluorescent ones, which are more sustainable. One of the main contributing factors of pollution is consumerism.