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April 1st, 2009 By | News | Posted In: News, Community, Environment, CPS

Green and Healthy Schools as Learning Tools


A healthy environment for learning makes sense, but a school as a green school as “learning tool” – what does that mean?

Find out on April 23, 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge Montessori School (5945 Montgomery Rd. - rear entrance) when the Green and Healthy Schools network explains the concept.

Tours of the Pleasant Ridge, Ohio’s First Public LEED silver school, offered by students will show how solar panels, a window into the schools HV/AC system, recycling stations and other features of the green school are incorporated into the every day curriculum.

A reception and presentations by Robert Kobet, National Chair for LEED for Schools and Robert Knight, CPS’ Sustainable Design, will provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn how anyone can help support this program that is an essential element of the Cincinnati community.

ALLY: the Alliance for Leadership and Interconnection is the founder of the Green and Healthy Schools initiative and primary host of the April 23 event.

“Beginning in 2004, ALLY and its Growing Green and Healthy Schools Network, led a wide range of organizations to advocate for green and healthy schools,” says the group’s Web site. “By working in collaboration with Cincinnati Public Schools, architects, and community leaders, ALLY was a citizen catalyst for green and healthy schools in Cincinnati, Ohio and across the nation.

The event is free for children and CPS faculty. Advance Registration by April 21 is $15 for non-ALLY members and $10 ALLY and PTO members. Day of event tickets are $20 for non-ALLY members and $15 for ALLY and PTO members.

Advance registrations are encouraged due to limited seating capacity. For those requiring financial assistance, just call ALLY. To register: call 513-541-4607, send an e-mail to info@allyohio.org or send check or money order to ALLY, P.O. Box 23272, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223.

Check www.allyohio.org for final schedule of events.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call or e-mail.

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