I was just alerted today, by Influenster that Pureology is having a Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition. This is wonderful because winning would mean changing schools for the better and teaching our kids that we care about them and their education. I encourage everyone to enter for their kids school or even just a school in your area that could use it.
You might ask WHY GREEN SCHOOLS?
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.
The Pureology site has wonderful ideas for your school like:
-Create a recycling program
-Conduct an energy audit to determine ways energy can be saved
-Install solar shades to improve natural daylighting of classrooms
-Switch to green cleaning products
-Install energy-efficient light bulbs
-Use sustainable building materials, such as bamboo flooring and recycled runner gym mats
-Replace outdated or unsafe carpets and other materials with new, non-toxic ones
Just click HERE and enter! When a school goes green, children benefit—as well as the environment! Don't hold back - on this opportunity to help our children and environment with your power of just entering!