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Whole-School Sustainability

USGBC Center for Green Schools

Stephanie Barr

on 18 April 2013

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Transcript of Whole-School Sustainability

SHW Group Poudre School District
Fort Collins, CO Gloria Marshall Elementary Vision uniquely reflects the school community.
Provides an inspiring vision of the future.
Accepts "we aren't done yet"
Whole-School Sustainability The Bertschi School Prairie Crossing Charter Pine Jog Elementary Learning Gate Community The Willow School Buckingham Elementary Red Hawk Elementary Kinard Middle Bacon Elementary Gloria Marshall Elementary Greybull Elementary Fossil Ridge High School Stephanie Barr & Brian Dunbar Institute for the Built Environment Colorado State University charismatic leadership connection to place student powered vision & mission alignment interdepartmental learning catalytic communication engaging & active design progressive efficiency healthy systems Harris Bilingual Elementary Principles of Sustainable Design
Integrated Process LEED + The Monarch School is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences. VISION: Offer a unique, therapeutic learning environment where active minds are challenged, all are treated with respect and dignity, learning is a joy, and wisdom is the outcome. A system's purpose defines its behavior
In a healthy system, environmental, social, and economic concerns are synergistic - not in competition.
Cross cutting teams are established
Sustainability is integrated into all roles, not an add-on.
Continuous evaluation is part of the learning process. Inspires change
A vision is communicated through language & action
Early wins are publicized and leaders recognized School building and site invite exploration.
Flows and impacts are illustrated.
Building & site provide intentional teaching tools. Progress is public.Conservation behavior is a social norm.Policies institutionalize progressive efficiency.
Transparent and empowering decision-making.
Leaders are empowered at all levels.
Setting and supporting the vision.
Immediate resources and tools are utilized.Principles of sustainability are woven across curriculum.School is positioned as hub for community learning.
Students are empowered to make positive change.Students are peer mentors.Students are prepared for active citizenship.
Align & Communicate your Vision

Form an Interdepartmental Team

Find, celebrate, and replicate existing “Bright Spots”

Define a Catalyst Project

Establish Procedures & Policies for Making Data Public

Communicate Wins Key Steps to Start 1 2 3 4 5 6 thank you. Stephanie Barr & Brian Dunbar Institute for the Built Environment Colorado State University http://ibe.colostate.edu
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