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The Green Schools Academy

The Green Schools Academy program, as led by Jenna Cramer, vice president of green schools for the Green Building Alliance, brings together private, public, parochial and charter schools to work toward a culture of sustainability and transformation in healthy schools for all children. This program is inspiring schools to take action and community members to expand the conversation and build partnerships. Ms. Cramer's model brings in leaders from the green schools movement to give TED-like talks to the community and then stick around for action-driving day-long workshops with integrated core teams from each school. These teams include principals, teachers, facilities managers, parents, lunch ladies and students. There has been interest from around the country to expand the program to other cities.