Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GMO's Top Green School Stories of 2014

This year represents the fifth annual installment of the Green Market Oracle's (GMO) annual sustainable school series.

Each year GMO puts together a summary of some of the latest information and resources on environmentally oriented academics and activities as well as green infrastructure in pedagogical settings.

Here are the Green Market Oracle's top posts in green education, activities and infrastructure for 2014:


A Comprehensive Environmental Education
Environmental Education in Islam (Nura A. Abboud)
Learning in Nature Benefits Children and Teachers
The Greening of the US Public Schools
The Value of an Education in Sustainability
Innovation in Sustainability Education
Sustainability Jobs: Education, Salaries and Skills
Sustainability Students Having a Tough Time Finding the Jobs they Want
Dissatisfaction with Environmental Education
University Students Supporting the People's Climate March
Interesting and Amusing Things You Learn in Environmental Policy School
Graphs - Survey of Social and Environmental Graduate School Programs (Net Impact: Business as Unusual Infographic - MBA Student Attitudes on Environmental and Social Factors
PVC Free Back to School Shopping
10 Back to School Tips to Save Money Energy and the Environment

Educational Programs and Courses

462 Sustainability Focused Masters Programs (AASHE)
Columbia University Masters of Science in Sustainability
Video - Columbia University Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy
MSc in Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation from the University of Copenhagen
Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility
Video - Sustainability Consulting Projects Course
Course - Microgrid Executive MBA Training
Video - The Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)
George Washington University Sustainability Minor
Environmental Management Program at the University of San Francisco
MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School Video - Murray State’s New M.S. in Sustainability Science Degree
Video - Executive Master’s for Sustainability Leadership at Arizona State University
Video - Master of Science in Sustainability Management (Earth Institute and Columbia University)
Video - Student and Staff Perspectives on Masters Degree Program at Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
Singapore Sustainability Training and Education Program  

Online Education 

Online Certificates - Sustainability Management (University of Colorado Boulder) 
Video - Marylhurst Online MBA in Sustainable Business 

Sustainability Initiatives

Davidson College: Sustainability Scholars and Other Initiatives  
Sustainability at American University
Sustainability Programs at Wellington Middle School and Lesher Middle School
11 Examples of Energy and Cost Savings at K-12 Schools in the US 
Kinard Middle School Recognized by the US Department of Education

School Rankings

The Top 20 Sustainability Programs According to the Business as Unusual Guide 2013
Top Schools for Environmental Sustainability in 2014 (Net Impact: Business as Unusual)


Educational Resource: Michigan Environmental Education
Educational Resource - Getting The Picture: Our Changing Climate
Video - The Mission and Goals of the Center for Green Schools
Learning in Nature Benefits Children and Teachers
Video - Green Schools at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

Green Buildings and Campuses

George Washington University's Green Buildings 
Emissions Free Net Positive Building at UBC


LED Lighting in Schools Reduce Energy Demand and Costs
Savings from LED Retrofits in the Surry School District
Savings from LED Lighting at the University of Rhode Island
Two Examples of School Lighting Efficiency Retrofits 

Renewable Energy

Solar Power in US Schools: Study and State Rankings
Record Breaking Solar Plant at UC Davis
Solar to Power Two Universities in Washington DC
Infographic - Solar's Potential in US Public Schools
Solar Energy at Two Schools in Waco Texas
5 School Systems Benefiting from Distributed Solar Power
Geothermal Reduces Grid Energy Demand and Utility Costs in Schools 
Run on Sun Solar Crowdfunding Campaign for UK Primary Schools
The UK's Solar Schools Crowdfunding Initiative 
Video - Solar Schools Crowdsourcing Community Initiative

Fossil Fuel Divestment 

Fossil Fuel Divestment Universities Will Not be Able to Resist

Competitions & Awards

Winners of ASHRAE 2014 Student Design Competition
Video - Action4Climate Competition Submission by Montgomery College Students
USGBC's Green Schools Challenge in Louisiana
US Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Program 2014 Sustainability Awardees
Singapore's 2014 School Green Awards
Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards 2014 (SEAA)
Inhabitat's Back to School Pinterest Contest

GMO's Annual Green School Series Review of Posts in 2016
Comprehensive Green School Information and Resources 2010 - 2015
Comprehensive Green School Information and Resources (2010 - 2013)

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