• U.S. Department of Energy

    This webinar - hosted by experts from the DOE, USGBC, and Green Schools Alliance - instruct leaders in how to include energy efficiency in their back to school toolboxes.

  • New Buildings Institute

    NBI hosts the annual Getting to Zero Forum. Their site highlights state policies and national programs working toward zero energy schools; districts pursuing zero energy and the strategies they use to achieve this task; feasibility studies, assessment strategies, and other technical looks at zero energy school design; and case studies of succesful zero energy school buildings.

  • Energy Star

    You can't manage what you don't measure. The EPA created ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager - an online tool to measure and track energy and water consumption.

  • EPA

    Your project - or one you are sponsoring - could be an award winner. Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for PEYA and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project.

  • National Youth Science Foundation

    NYSCamp is a science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures, hands-on studies, and an outdoor adventure program.


    CLEAN's collection of resources offers essential knowledge, instructional support, and links to relevant resources.

  • VEIC

    VEIC is helping schools across the country make the switch to electric transportation. Their website offers a number of resources to get you started. Materials are informed by successes and lessons learned from deploying buses at other schools.

  • Cultural-Shift

    An architecture firm focused on "recreating the learning environment." Cultural-Shift offers environmental and furniture solutions as well as comprehensive school designs.

  • Interface

    Interface designs modular flooring: carpeting and tile. Their products are budget and environmentally friendly.

  • Natural Pod

    Creator of long-lasting, sustainable furniture designed to foster creativity and innovation in learning environments of all ages.

  • Crade to Cradle

    Cradle to Cradle administers the publicly available "Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard" which provides consumers with validiation of a manufacturer's ogoing commitment to sustainability and to their communities.

  • Acton-Boxborough Regional School District

    Acton-Boxborough's sustainability policy highlights: (1) energy conservation, (2) high performance school buildings, (3) education and engagement, (4) resource conservation, (5) local resources.

  • Sante Fe Public Schools

    This board policy assigns the Superintendent responsibility for creating a District Sustainability Plan with stakeholders. The policy outlines areas for consideration and plans for periodic reviews.

  • Board of Education of Anne Arundel County

    Anne Arundel County's Sustainability Plan directs the Superintendent to implement sustainability curriculum and create a comprehensive sustainability plan for the district. This is useful for school districts drafting their own sustainability policies.

  • Virginia Beach City School District

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools outlines sustainability provisions that reduce environmental impact in their business and noninstructional operations.

  • Resource Central

    Renew our Schools is a month-long competition empowering students to design and inspire behavioral and energy usage changes in their schools and communities. Top performing schools win up to $20,000 o make sustainable changes to their school buildings.

  • House - Energy and Commerce

    Passed in the House in 2017, this bill (H.R.627) directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to create a list of available programs and financing mechanisms that can be used to develop, finance, and retrofit projects for schools.

  • Enevo

    Enevo, a USGBC member organization, is a technology-driven waste management company. They help organiation reduce and manage their waste (and waste-related operational costs).

  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

    Two Minnetonka middle schools received a grant to move to reusable food ware and improve their cafeteria waste sorting stations. This case study reviews the goals of the project, how to make a change, the results (first year, and estimated over three years), and reflections after a two-year trial period.

  • Henepin County Organics Recycling

    Hennepin County's Organic Recycling Guide is a comprehensive overview of organic recycling programs in schools. It reviews the costs, benefits, and process, and implementation strategies for creating an organic recycling program.

  • Biocycle

    Green professionals from San Diego Unified and Oakland Unified school districts detail their journeys to impement surplus food reduction and recovery in their communities. This roadmap outlines strategies for engaging stakeholders, securing funding, and action steps for food recovery programs.

  • Building Clean

    Building Green has compiled a comprehensive list of energy efficient product manufacturers, organized by sector (appliance, HVAC, insulation, etc.). This is useful for market research prior to making investments.

  • Building Clean

    Building Green has compiled a comprehensive list of energy efficient product manufacturers, organized by sector (appliance, HVAC, insulation, etc.). This is useful for market research prior to making investments.

  • Building Clean

    Building Green, a project of the Blue Green Alliance, is a comprehensive list of energy efficient product manufacturers, organized by sector (appliance, HVAC, insulation, etc.). This is useful for market research prior to making investments and is especially helpful if you are looking for more details on the energy effciency, material makeup and location of manufacture.

  • Boston Public Schools

    The guide outlines zero waste best practices, sugestions to increase recycling in your school, and a how-to guide.

  • Oakland Unified School District Food & Nutrition Services Department

    The OUSD Green Gloves Program is reducing the environmental footprint of our schools by decreasing and sorting our waste through the efforts of Nutrition and Custodial Services staff. Our Green Gloves schools improve student learning, safeguard children's health, save money, and empower kids. We want our children, their schools and our community to be healthy and uphold sustainable practices!

  • Lincoln Public Schools

    Lincoln Public School's 2016 Construction Waste Guidelnes model responisble waste reduction and management practices. This document outlnes district standrads for all sectors: HVAC, plumbing, electricity, etc.