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Steps to Sustainability

April 16, 2019 by Robert Koehler and Matt McGregor in American School & University

The following excerpt is taken from Robert Koehler and Matt McGregor's article, "Steps to Sustainability", that originally appeared in the March 2019 issue of American School & University. Excerpt posted with permission.

The benefits of making a school more sustainable are abundant and well within reach. Improved physical well-being of students, teachers, and staff can translate to better morale and a more vibrant learning environment. Not to be overlooked is the positive effect to the bottom line. There is not a "one size fits all" approach that can be prescribed for every school. How a school decides to increase sustainability should be unique to its vision, goals, objectives, needs, wants, and requirements. 

How green do you want to be? What's important to the overall community and to your school's culture? How a school responds to these questions can lead it in different directions. But no matter what course is chosen, the next step is to clearly articulate the current status and the ultimate goals. R

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