Lori Braunstein is the Director for Green Schools at the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. Lori has developed an effective and comprehensive strategy for engaging and supporting teachers, students, facilities managers and administrators in schools. Understanding that no single leader in the grassroots can find success alone, she also initiated a statewide Pennsylvania Green & Healthy Schools Partnership to bring together key stakeholders from the green building, environmental education, and health and wellness fields around an agenda for green and healthy schools.
In addition, Lori boasts the following accomplishments:
- Organized 100 Green Apple Day of Service projects with 6,000 participants including all Philadelphia professional sports teams, major companies and 3 universities.
- Established regional Green Your Schools workshops with two models: one for facilities managers and one for students and teachers
- Established a partnership with Youthbuild Philadelphia to provide DVGBC mentors
- Developed a Student Energy Conservation Toolbox with the School District of Philadelphia that is available for use for free by any school in the region
- Supported Green Ribbon School applications throughout the DVGBC region; all four Green Ribbon Schools for 2013 came from the DVGBC region.