What Schools Can Do to Tackle Climate Change (Hint: More Than You Think)

Published by EducationWeek: Schools have a big role to play in reducing emissions of harmful greenhouse gases that cause an overload of carbon dioxide. The nation’s schools annually emit as much carbon as 18 coal plants or 8 million homes, according to an analysis of U.S. Department of Energy data by the advocacy group Generation180.

If you can’t make a big change happen overnight, have a plan for what you’ll do to improve energy efficiency when key systems eventually break down or need to be replaced. This toolkit from the New Buildings Institute could be a big help.

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