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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Go Green

I entered the Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology. I found out about this through Influenster. What a fun idea! That would be so amazing if my sons school won! I said that I hoped they could update their old buildings with sustainable building materials, also implement a recycling program and the most exciting idea I had was to put in a garden! How cool would it be for the kids to get involved in that!! Well wish us luck in winning!

Here is a little of what they have to say:
When a school goes green, children benefit—as well as the environment! Green schools lead to:
Improved student performance. When children learn in classrooms with natural daylight, improved sound quality and non-toxic building materials such as non-VOC carpets and paints, test scores can improve as much as 20%. Attendance also improves!
More funds for student resources. When green upgrades are made to a school, water and energy costs can be reduced by as much as 40%. These savings can be channeled back into resources that directly benefit students, such as textbooks, computers and other essentials.
Reduced carbon footprint. Greening a school significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.

If you would like to enter just go to this link here: To enter

Or for more information go here: More info

Emily xoxo