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By the time you read this, the Nov. 2 elections will have come and gone. Whether you anticipated that the results would affect you directly, there’s no doubt that the mid-term shake-up will matter. But, if you’re like me, the campaigning will just about drive you crazy. Here in Georgia, the race for the Office of Governor has been a nasty, mudslinging event. The negative campaigning has taken the place, if only temporarily, of the negative talk about the economy. So I thought I’d bring to the forefront a few “great things” that can shed some positivity.
A Green Schools Center
Through the Center, USGBC is escalating its work on green schools caucuses in the U.S. Congress and the 50 for 50 Initiative with state legislatures nationwide; the nationwide Mayors’ Alliance for Green Schools; and the Coalition for Green Schools, which represents more than 10 million members collectively and comprises organizations such as the National PTA, the National School Boards Association, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.
First state to adopt green code
In addition to the Code Council, cooperating sponsors of the IGCC are the American Institute of Architects, ASTM International, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the USGBC and the Illuminating Engineers Society. In August, Richland, Wash., became the first city globally to adopt the IGCC as a non-mandatory document for commercial buildings.
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