An update from Georgia: Cheers for green schools

Published on: 
10 Feb 2015
Suzanne Haerther

The USGBC Georgia Chapter is excited about the turnout and feedback from the Second Annual High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day at the State Capitol on Feb. 5, 2015.

The event brought out over 180 people interested in the schools in Georgia. They were district personnel, principals, teachers, and students, as well as legislators. Senator Margaret Kaiser presented two resolutions that had been approved by the Georgia House of Representatives. Senator Nan Orrock presented a resolution that had been approved by the Georgia Senate and a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal was also presented.

Schools across the state of Georgia are doing great things to provide healthy learning environments and more efficient schools. This year, both both leaders and projects were recognized, and over 50 awards were given out to schools, districts and organizations throughout Georgia that have made a commitment to sustainability in 2014.

Awards were given out for participation in the Green Apple Day of Service, Green YOUR School Competition, LEED certification, and the Princeton Review of Green Colleges. Additionally, several organizations were recognized for partnering with the chapter to help promote these programs and the health of our schools. The program included presentations from several of the schools and a chance for the attendees to meet each other.

Learn more about USGBC Georgia's High Performance, Healthy Schools Program