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GREEN EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS
California is currently poised to lead the nation in environmental literacy with the Education and Environment Initiative (EEI). More can and should be done to understand our relationship with the environment, and we believe the best place to begin is in California’s classrooms. With education and a thriving economy at the forefront of the state’s priorities, California’s landmark EEI Curriculum is a national model designed to help prepare today’s students to become future scientists, economists, and green technology leaders.
The K-12th grade curriculum is comprised of 85 units teaching select Science and History-Social Science academic standards. Each EEI Curriculum unit teaches these standards to mastery using a unique set of California Environmental Principles and Concepts.
The curriculum was created to bring education about the environment into the primary and secondary classrooms of more than 1,000 school districts serving over 6 million students throughout California.
The California Environmental Protection Agency is charged with developing, implementing and enforcing the state's environmental protection laws that ensure clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides and waste recycling and reduction. Our departments are at the forefront of environmental science, using cutting-edge research to shape the state's environmental laws.
The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) was created in 1991 by Governor's Executive Order. The six Boards, Departments and Office were placed within the Cal/EPA "umbrella" to create a cabinet level voice for the protection of human health and the environment and to assure the coordinated deployment of State resources. Our mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.
GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, POULTNEY, VERMONT #11 IN SIERRA CLUB GREEN SCHOOLS LIST
GREENEST COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
|RANK||COLLEGE||SIERRA CLUB COMMENTS ON CRITERIA AND RANKING|
|1||U.C.Davis / CA||Over the top thorough about all the nitty-gritty aspects of good stewardship. Vigilent about using the school's purchasing power for good, diverting around 70% of its trash from landfills and offering transportation solutions. On any given day, 20,000 bikes roam the campus.|
|2||Georgia Tech||Steers students toward taking at least one class about sustainability and offers more than 260 such courses to choose from. Invests its endowment responsibly and aggressively prevents dining-hall waste|
|3||Stanford / CA||Students can pick from 20-plus classes about domestic and global food systems. Dining halls and campus farming workshops harvest ingredients - including barley for beer - from their own organic gardens|
|4||University of Washington||
Pays compulsive attention to buying local: More than half of the school's food is produced within 250 miles of campus. Administrators are committed to using renewable energy.
|5||University of Connecitcut||New composting facility processes up to 15 truckloads of manure per week, and campus recycling programs are extensive -- studentscan drop off everything from outmoded cellphones to smelly sneakers.|
|6||University of New Hampshire||Sells renewable-energy credits off its landfill-gas pipeline, then spends that money on its own energy-efficiency projects, reducing not only the campus's emissions but also those of the entire state.|
|7||Duke University||The university is trying to achieve climate neutrality, so it's a leader in generating and buying offsets and coaching other schools to do the same.|
|8||Yale Univeristy||In 2005, Yale committed to reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 43% by 2020. The campus now has 14 LEED buildings, including the Platinum-certified School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.|
|9||U.C. Irvine||A dozen extra curricular environmental groups and hosts the high-profile conference "toward a sustainable 21st century" so students are strongly inclined to take part in eco-activities. The school recycles more than 70% of its waste, and "hydration stations" reduce bottled water-waste.|
|10||Appalachian State University||America's longest-running program (it's existed since 1984) for the study of "appropriate technology" -eco-positive advances on a small, local scale. Students get hands-on lessons in alternative power, low-impact transportation, and organic agriculture.|
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