Sunday, January 20, 2013

Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology

I love this program sponsored by Pureology. Global Green USA is letting us sponsor our local schools to benefit from learning in a healthier environment that come from modern green upgrades.

When a school goes green, children benefit—as well as the environment! Green schools lead to:

Improved student performance. When children learn in classrooms with natural daylight, improved sound quality and non-toxic building materials such as non-VOC carpets and paints, test scores can improve as much as 20%. Attendance also improves!

More funds for student resources. When green upgrades are made to a school, water and energy costs can be reduced by as much as 40%. These savings can be channeled back into resources that directly benefit students, such as textbooks, computers and other essentials.

Reduced carbon footprint. Greening a school significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming.

Take action and nominate a school for Global Green USA’s Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology! From January 1 to March 31, 2013, visit to learn more and nominate a school. If you need help, work with your school principal or school facilities administrator to complete the application. Remember to think about the types of green upgrades your school needs and why.

I am sending in my kids' school for this contest. I think most schools could benefit from a green upgrade. Learn more by clicking HERE.

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