A New Plan to Green Our Schools
It's a fact that's not exactly bright green: By age 15, more than 40% of U.S. students have a sub-par understanding of environmental science, at least according to this report.
However, this week, the Department of Education announced its plan to improve that stat via its new Green Ribbon Program.
The program's goal is twofold: first, to produce a generation of environmentally literate students and second, to lower schools' carbon footprint. The DoE hopes this will produce students that are ready to face the world's challenges and find solutions — and reduce energy costs by as much as $1 billion per year.