One of the initiatives I have become more aware of the last few months is that led by the US Green Building Council focused on the importance and value of Green Schools. You can read more about the work they are doing at http://www.greenschoolbuildings.org/Homepage.aspx.
This TED talk features one example of a Green School a bit more “out there”, but very inspiring and just plain fun. The 3 simple guiding principles to building a green school that John Hardy share in his 13 minute talk are:
1) Be local.
2) Let the environment lead.
3) Think about how your grandchildren might build a school.