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 Atlanta Invests in Solar Power Coating to Improve Solar Panel Efficiency ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Alternative / Renewable Energy What's Wrong with This Picture? August 2015 Alternative / Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Generation to Grow in 2015 Alternative / Renewable Energy Can Data Centers Realistically Use Solar Power? Alternative / Renewable Energy Cost of Solar Energy Falls to Record Low Roofing The Keys to Roof Inspections Sound Masking Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture Sustainability / Resilience Next Generation Green Restroom Design Lighting Hit Your Production Targets by Throwing Out Your Old High Bays Green Building Operations Creating a Recycling Program Related Articles More Effective, Less Expensive Solar Power on the Horizon U.S. Renewable Energy Growth Continued in 2015 Research Teams Seek Increased Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells Berkeley Lab Uncovers New Way to Boost PV Cell Efficiency Are Honeycomb Solar Thermal Collectors More Efficient? Sponsored Links Improve building energy efficiency and reduce maintenance expenses with Polyglass’ Kool Roof Solutions, featuring Polyfresko highly reflective cap sheet and several roof coating options.