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Green Ribbon Schools: Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Coordinated School Health (CSH)
 
EPA Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
 
EPA Sunwise
The SunWise Program is a health and environmental education program that teaches children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun.
 
European Union Energy
Europe is facing rising energy demand, volatile prices, and disruptions to supply. We also need to reduce the environmental impact of the energy sector.
 
European Union Environment
The EU has some of the world's highest environmental standards. Environment policy helps green the EU economy, protect nature, and safeguard the health and quality of life of people living in the EU.
 
Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.
 
Green Globes
The Green Globes system is a revolutionary building environmental design and management tool. It delivers an online assessment protocol, rating system and guidance for green building design, operation and management.
 
Living Building Challenge
The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.
 
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
 
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management.
 
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization - Science for a Sustainable Future
 
US Department of Education Green Ribbon
Resources for US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools.
 
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.
 
USDA's Healthier School Challenge
The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments  through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.