The Green Schools Alliance (GSA), an international organization of sustainable schools, announced that Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will join the formation of the Green Schools Alliance District Collaborative, which harnesses the collective power of schools to support greener, more efficient solutions.
The Collaborative is comprised of 21 U.S. school districts. Collectively, these districts affect the lives of 3.6 million children in 5,726 schools. As part of this effort, BCPS will create and share best practices, leverage combined purchasing power to increase access to sustainable alternatives, promote market transformation and influence policy decisions.
BCPS will work with other school districts to accelerate hands-on sustainability action in local school communities and at the national level. The Collaborative believes that every child has a right to learn, engage and play in a healthy and sustainable environment where every person is aware of and accountable for their impact. To support this vision, the Collaborative will leverage its collective knowledge, experience and influence to accelerate the implementation of sustainability principles in schools that incorporate sound environmental, economic and equitable decisions.
As a member of the Green Schools Alliance, BCPS has committed to taking action on three tracks: reducing climate and ecological impact; educating and engaging the community; and connecting students to nature.
BCPS is especially excited to be working with the GSA to develop programs that directly impact students, including project-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiatives and youth leadership training programs for middle and high school students.
About the Green Schools Alliance
An international organization of sustainable schools created in 2007 by schools for schools, the GSA has grown to 8,600 public and private schools in 41 U.S. states and 53 countries representing over 6 million students. Member schools range from small rural indigenous schools in India, the largest school districts in the U.S., and many independent day and boarding schools.
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