Mayors' Alliance for Green Schools Announced 10/28/2008 | The formation of the Mayors' Alliance for Green Schools was recently announced. A coalition of mayors seeking to strategically harness the leadership and creativity of mayors across the country to promote the benefits of green schools in their communities, the alliance was developed in partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It will work to accelerate implementation of programs supporting the 2007 U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) resolution that calls for green schools for all children within a generation."As mayors, we know all too well that schools are the heart of our communities, as they represent the promise we make to our children and future generations - a promise of learning and of opportunity," says Mayor Manny Diaz of Miami, president at the USCM. "With this alliance, we are coming together and reconfirming our promise to the health and learning of children, and ensuring that future generations are mindful of the importance of protecting our environment."Mayors across the country are leading efforts to deliver the benefits of green schools to their communities. Some of the alliance initiatives include: To develop and create public-private partnerships with a local business to allow schools to plant a green roof, install a solar garden, or start a recycling program.To help school districts green existing facilities through the Clinton Climate Initiative's K-12 Retrofit Program.To encourage state legislatures to create policies and incentives for green school improvements.To engage in a national dialogue about green schools, green jobs, and green infrastructure. Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Read more on Alternative / Renewable Energy » Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage State Policies Benefit Renewable Growth Energy Storage System to Improve Solar Capacity ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Alternative / Renewable Energy Solar Panels Could Ruin Your Roof Alternative / Renewable Energy Federal Facilities Boosted by Solar Alternative / Renewable Energy New Transmission Line for Wind Energy Alternative / Renewable Energy What's Wrong with This Picture? August 2015 HVAC Exploring the Long-Term, Temporary, & Emergency Applications of Portable Cooling HVAC Why Submetering is Crucial for Reducing Energy Consumption & Cost Roofing Protect Your Building with a Roof Warranty Interiors Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose Interiors Five Trends Transforming the Office Space and the Impact on Your Bottom Line Related Articles Solar Thermal Technology Cools HVAC Demand How Solar Could Generate Up to 10 TW of Electricity by 2030 Tweak Solar Panel Angles to Harvest More Energy Product Recall: Amphenol UTX PV Solar Panel Connectors How One Air Force Base Is Saving 5.5 Million kWh Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.