21st Century Schools
Each school undergoing renovation and/or new construction as part of the 21st Century School Buildings Plan will need to achieve the LEED Silver green building standard. We invite you to join the discussion of designing and operating schools to be green and sustainable. For more information, contact Joanna Pi-Sunyer, green schools coordinator.
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Teacher stipends for Green School Awards program
To encourage schools to apply to the MAEOE Green Schools Award program, the Baltimore Community Foundation is offering stipends to teachers at schools undergoing modernization who lead the application effort.
The award is rigorous and generally takes two years to earn. Ideally, all schools newly renovated or built new will be MAEOE-certified by the end of their first year of operations. While some schools undergoing modernization are already MAEOE-certified and/or have received Green, Healthy, Smart Challenge grants from the City’s Office of Sustainability, City Schools seeks to engage a teacher at every school in earning the Green School Award. The work must begin now to build the green culture at schools and to begin or to solidify practices that will carry into the new building, such as recycling and environmental education. See examples of recent successful City Schools applications to MAEOE.
Stipends will be paid as follows:
To learn more about green schools, take a look at these websites and documents: