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Green Charter Schools Network Participates in Green Building Panel

We're Sitting on the Nose of a Rocket That's About to Take Off

November 17, 2022

Jenny Seydel, treasurer of the Green Charter Schools Network board of directors, says that the practice of building and maintaining green schools “is not just about protecting our environment or driving capital gains in real estate; it’s about protecting human capital—the students, teachers, and staff who shape tomorrow.”

Seydel was a featured panelist who participated in the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute discussion-style news conference (link includes video clips) at Greenbuild 2010. Seydel appeared alongside green building experts from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.

Topics explored included the environmental and human health impacts of green schools; the cost-savings and capital gains of sustainably built and operated schools; and the broader social, economic, and cultural consequences of the broad adoption of green building practices.

Learning Gate Community School, a green charter school in Lutz, Fla., was the first public school in the nation to obtain Platinum within the LEED for Schools rating system through the U.S. Green Building Council. A video about that school's journey in recent years aligns with Seydel's remarks





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