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 Email Share Share Other Open Social Related Coverage MIT Shares Energy Data with New Website Tech Companies Embrace Renewables for Data Centers New Program Provides More Accessible Zero Energy Certification Related Articles Alternative / Renewable Energy Energy Department Announces Up to $107 Million for Innovative Projects and Funding to Develop Solar Technologies Alternative / Renewable Energy How Carbon Dioxide Becomes Ethanol Alternative / Renewable Energy New Solar Cells Could Reduce Cost and Improve Efficiency Alternative / Renewable Energy What's Wrong with This Picture? Life/Fire Safety 7 Most Essential NFPA® Standards for Building Owners Sustainability / Resilience How to Future-Proof Your Building Building Controls The First Steps of Adding Intelligence to Your Facility Energy Management How to Increase Productivity and Engagement in Outdoor Spaces Building Controls Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency Related Articles New processes suggest opportunities for cheaper high-performance solar cells Harvesting Energy from Wallpaper Researchers Address Cybersecurity Risks with Solar Panels Global Solar Energy Market Expected to Grow Significantly PV Panels Power EPA Campus 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. Increase profitability by cleaning smarter and transforming your building into a high performing asset. Get tips from High Performance Building experts Whether it’s earning an IREM credential or increasing your job skills, any goal in property management can be accomplished with IREM education. Click here to visit our website!