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Green Schools: What are they and how can we get there?

Posted by Len Gilbert on February 27, 2008

Have you ever wondered how you could help our Piedmont schools become more “green”?

The Beach Parents’ Organization’s
Green Committee

Invites parents, teachers, community and school leaders from all the Piedmont schools to a presentation and community discussion of:

Green Schools:

What are they? How can we get there?

Thursday, May 8th 7:15-8:45 pm at the Beach School Auditorium

Presentation and Slideshow by Deborah Moore, Executive Director of the Green Schools Initiative on

  • 7 Steps to a Green School : How have other schools “gone green” and what are some of the best practices for organizing this process?
  • The 4 Pillars of a green school:
    • Strive for a toxics-free environment
    • Use resources sustainably
    • Create a green and healthy space
    • Teach students to be stewards of their communities, the earth, and its resources

    Presentations by parents from each Piedmont school (Beach, Havens, Wildwood, Middle School, High School and Millennium) on

    • Current green efforts at the schools (successes and challenges)


    • How can we coordinate our efforts and move forward together?
  • This is a great opportunity to make connections with each other and to start putting the Piedmont schools on the map within the national trend towards greener schools!

    For more information or to let us know that you want to participate, contact Margaret Ovenden at movenden@sbcglobal.net

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