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 Federal Facilities Boosted by Solar LEDs, Solar, Green Buildings Drive City Efficiency Gains ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Alternative / Renewable Energy Tax Credits Vital for Renewable Energy Alternative / Renewable Energy State Policies Benefit Renewable Growth Alternative / Renewable Energy The Health Benefits of Solar Power Alternative / Renewable Energy What's Wrong with This Picture? – July 2015 Lighting Why the Time is Now for Advanced Lighting Controls Project Management The Key to Project Success: Collaboration Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management Related Articles How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Impact the U.S. Electric Grid New Program Provides More Accessible Zero Energy Certification 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 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.