Skip to main content
site map
contact
Connexion
rss feedour twitterour facebook page

Louie the Lightning Bug

Looking to add energy safety & efficiency to your curriculum?
Visit ComEd's interactive 'Electric Universe'!

The Green Apple
The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Thursday, September 22 2011

Collegiate teams featuring over 4,000 students from around the world have descended on the National Mall's West Potomac Park to showcase the highly energy efficient solar-powered houses they created for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Today's opening ceremony kicks off the biennial competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate houses powered by the sun that are affordable, energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in.

"The Solar Decathlon collegiate teams are showing how clean energy products and efficient building design can help families and businesses reduce energy use and save money," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "The event challenges talented students to become pioneers of clean energy technology and helps ensure that our nation remains competitive in the workforce of tomorrow."

In addition to educating the public about how to save energy and save money, the Solar Decathlon also provides unique training to the next generation of engineers and architects. Over the last decade, the competition has prepared approximately 15,000 students to become future innovators and entrepreneurs in clean energy technology and efficient building design.

Read the full story

The Connexion Green SceneFor more energy efficiency news visit the Connexion Green Scene

Posted by: Connexion AT 11:43 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, September 20 2011

compost.jpgThe University of Chicago (IL) collected seven bags of compost during the recent Facilities Services Annual Picnic. By introducing composting bins for the first time, the event recycled or composted all waste with the exception of ice cream wrappers and potato chip bags...

Read the full story

 

The Connexion Green SceneFor more energy efficiency news visit the Connexion Green Scene

Posted by: Connexion AT 07:25 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, September 20 2011

The wind turbine recently installed at Copper Mountain College is just another notch in the belt for the trailblazing chief of campus facilities, Dan Cain. Cain has nurtured a series of green building projects to benefit not only the school’s energy efficiency, but also the Morongo Basin’s job market...

Read the full story

The Connexion Green SceneFor more energy efficiency news visit the Connexion Green Scene

Posted by: Connexion AT 07:22 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Monday, September 19 2011

Ethan Gordon, right, demonstrates a First Robotics Entry during the science, technology, engineering and mathematics open house at Scullen Middle School in Naperville. Gordon is from the Illinois Math & Science Academy.The event was not only for gifted students or science brainiacs, said Alka Tyle, a school board member and chairwoman of the STEM-204 Group. It was meant to give students some inspiration for upcoming science fairs or to begin seeing the fun in science...

Read the full story 

 

Posted by: Connexion AT 07:54 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, September 08 2011

ribbon cuttingThe University of Illinois at Chicago has reopened Douglas Hall after a one-year, $11.7 million renovation that will seek LEED Gold certification. Now home to the College of Business Administration, the building features geothermal wells, solar panels, automated interior lights, water savers and automated cooling/heating. The project was funded by student fees and gifts from individual and corporate donors...

Read the full story

The Connexion Green SceneFor more energy efficiency news visit the Connexion Green Scene

 

Posted by: Connexion AT 02:58 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Email
Twitter
Facebook
Digg
LinkedIn
Delicious
Google+
FriendFeed
StumbleUpon
Add to favorites
American School & University 
The Broward County district has given new duties to principal Ty Thompson as it continues to look into the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre at the school that left17 dead.
Higher education institutions could lose federal funding if they are found to have stifled students' free expression.
The state took control of Howe and Manual high schools in 2012 and hired a charter firm to run them.
Carol Folt is the former chancellor at the University of North Carolina.
Following a chemical plant fire in Deer Park, Texas, that burned for four days, health officials have detected elevated levels of benzene in the area.
The building is the 16th on the Urbana campus to received LEED certification.
Berkeley County board has approved $85 million in energy-saving upgrades at high school in Martinsburg.
The 439,000-square-foot Health Sciences Research Facility III opened in 2018.
The Projection of Education Statistics to 2027 predicts that from 2012-13 to 2027-28, the number of graduating public high school students will rise 5.3 percent.
Police say the man was sleeping in a campus building and started a fight with officers who were called to the scene.
The fire closed Deer Park district schools on Monday, but school leaders decided it was safe to resume classes Tuesday.
The university imposed the ban because video-watching students were consuming so much WiFi bandwidth in classes that academic applications were unusable.
Students from the Lower Yukon district will be able to attend courses in partnership with the Anchorage school system.
$83 million classroom and laboratory complex will significantly increase available academic space.
The junior at Lake Mary High School in Seminole County shot herself shortly after asking to leave her class and use a restroom.
Facility in Garden City, Ga., will replace an elementary, middle and high school.
The state's Senate and House of Delegates have passed, by veto-proof majorities, a bill returning calendar-setting power to local boards.
Students say the alleged fraud denied them a fair admissions process.
A 4-3 decision overturns a lower court ruling that dismissed the lawsuit against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the 2012 shooting attack at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Coach at Liberty County High in Bristol, Fla., and wife die at school's athletic complex after truck strikes power line.
The university is partnering with Duke Energy Florida to build a facility on 600 to 800 acres at the school's Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station.
Bond proposals in the state need a 60 percent majority for approval; the Washington senate has rejected the latest effort to lower that requirement.
Because of a measles outbreak in the area, health officials in Rockland County, N.Y., have barred unvaccinated children from classes at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge.
Women's water polo coach Jovan Vavic and senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel allegedly accepted bribes from parents of students seeking admission to the university.
Florida House Public Integrity and Ethics Committee finds that the university administrators flouted state rules and trustees were ill-informed as the diverted millions of dollars of operating funds to construction projects.
33 parents, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, allegedly paid bribes to help get their children admitted into elite universities.
The Northeast and Midwest sections of the nation will see enrollment declines, the U.S. Department of Education's Projection of Education Statistics to 2027 predicts.
The ACLU and NAACP argue that the state of Maryland is not living up to a court agreement to provide more funding to Baltimore city schools.
The Mount Adams district has secured funding and is negotiating to buy a site for a new elementary in the town of Harrah.
The district contracted with a firm 3 years ago to address the backlog, but it still has more than 3,300 outstanding service requests.