Go Green Initiative Endorsed by the National School Boards Association

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What is the Go Green Initiative?: This describes the nonprofit mission of the Go Green Initiative, which began in 2002. Since its inception in 2002, the Go Green Initiative has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association, National Recycling Coalition, adopted by numerous State PTA Boards, implemented in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with schools in Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and Africa. There are currently over 2.4 million students and teachers in registered Go Green schools. Since 2005, GGI schools have kept over 10 million lbs. of recyclables out of landfills, which conserved the following:• 34,500 barrels of oil • 27 million gallons of water • 3,836 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions • 67 billion BTU's of energy • 14,104 cubic yards of landfill space Some of the Ways GGI Helps Schools• Save money on utility bills by saving energy and water• Save money on waste hauling bills by pulling out recyclable material• Save money on purchasing by encouraging a culture of conservation and no waste• Generate revenue by profit sharing with recycling brokers• And much more... — by GoGreenInitiative on September 13, 2012 to Education (571 seconds)

Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — The Board of Directors of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) has endorsed the Go Green Initiative(GGI). The NSBA recognized the Go Green Initiative as “a fully comprehensive environmental education plan that helps campuses create a ‘culture of conservation.’” The NSBA had previously endorsed the Go Green Initiative in 2005.

“We support the NSBA position that it should be up to local school boards to develop policies, set priorities, and provide accountability to direct the operation of its schools,” says GGI founder and CEO, Jill Buck. “Our programs and services to schools can be tailor-designed to fit the environmental goals and objectives of any region, which is why we have always worked so well with local school boards. The NSBA’s endorsement of our activity and methodology is a tremendous honor.”

About the Go Green Initiative (GGI): The Go Green Initiative is the global leader in fully comprehensive environmental action plans for schools, businesses, organizations and homes. By promoting environmental stewardship on campuses from preschools through universities, the GGI works to involve families, businesses and local governments in the common goal of protecting human health through environmental stewardship. Since its inception in July 2002, the Go Green Initiative has been endorsed by the National School Boards Association, National Recycling Coalition, adopted by nine State PTA Boards, implemented in all 50 U.S. states, 73 countries and on 5 continents. The Go Green Initiative has kept more than ten million pounds of recyclables out of the world’s landfills, conserved 25.7 million gallons of water; reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,800 metric tons; conserved 34,500 barrels of oil; and saved over 67 billion BTUs of energy. These accomplishments were achieved voluntarily, with no mandates or legislation, showing that “going green” is practical and simply makes sense. There are currently over 2.5 million students and teachers in registered Go Green schools.

More information is available online at http://www.GoGreenInitiative.org.

About the National School Boards Association (NSBA):

Founded in 1940, NSBA represents its State Association members and their more than 90,000 local school board members, virtually all of whom are elected. These local officials govern 13,809 local school districts serving the nation's 50 million public school students. Working with and through our state associations, NSBA has embraced five fundamental goals: MEMBER SERVICE CULTURE AND RELATIONSHIPS – NSBA will build effective relationships by fostering a member-service culture supporting the needs of State Association members; SCHOOL BOARD LEADERSHIP – NSBA will provide State Associations with research, information, and other services to support local school boards in governing and leading their communities to improve student learning; ADVOCACY – NSBA will proactively raise the profile, presence, and impact on Capitol Hill, in the courts and nationally through legislative and legal advocacy to strengthen public education; SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION – With public education as a civil right and the cornerstone of our democracy, NSBA will inspire and strengthen support for public education and the essential role of school boards; INFRASTRUCTURE – NSBA will maintain a sound infrastructure that supports continuous improvement in its services and operations and generates program and activity resources to support its mission.

More information is available online at http://www.nsba.org -30-

Contacts

Jill Buck
Go Green Initiative
925-289-0145

Jill Buck
Go Green Initiative

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