Jake Gyllenhaal & Global Green Launch "National Green Schools" Initiative (Video)

The good folks at Global Green USA have teamed up with Jake Gyllenhaal to launch the "National Green Schools" initiative with a Green Service Day at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, helping students to clean up the school's edible garden. The "National Green Schools" initiative is aimed at raising general awareness of the benefits of green schools and the critical need for building and modernizing all schools with healthy, high performance green classrooms.Sign a petition for green schools
Global Green is calling upon the public to sign a letter urging President Obama to push Congress to make green schools a high priority in the 2009 legislative and to urge local school districts and city councils, mayors, governors, and state legislators to utilize green standards for school construction. Global Green is also urging the public to volunteer to help schools become greener by creating gardens (like they have at the White House), refurbishing classrooms, and participating in other volunteer activities in their local schools. Sign up to send a letter to President Obama and learn more about Green Schools at globalgreen.org
Green schools make a huge difference
For the last five years, with the support of the Annenberg Foundation, Global Green has partnered with the LA Unified School District to insure that every new school in Los Angeles is built to a high performance green standard -- we saw evidence of this last year. This has resulted in 34 new schools under construction that will benefit more than 40,000 students and teachers, save 21,695,238 gallons of water, 164,357,593 KwH of electricity and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 94,000 tons every year -- the equivalant of planting 282,000 trees or eliminating more than 15,000 cars from the road every year.

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