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Title: A Commitment to Sustainability


1
A Commitment to Sustainability
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod Executive Director New
Jersey School Boards Association
New Jersey State Board of Education November 4,
2015
2
Sustainability NJSBAs Goal
  • Advance student achievement by
  • Enabling New Jersey schools to provide safe and
    healthy learning environments
  • Enabling New Jersey school districts to lower
    operating costs and direct resources to the
    classroom

3
NJSBA attains its goal through
Sustainability NJSBAs Goal
  • Training, professional development, research and
    information-sharing
  • Sustainable Jersey for Schools
  • Sustainability services policy, district
    goal-setting, strategic planning

4
The New Jersey Sustainable Schools Project
  • 3-year study of greening existing schools
  • 11 pilot schools
  • Guidebook for board members

Q. Does sustainability contribute to academic
success?
A. Yes, it does!
5
Sustainable Jersey for Schools
  • Partnership with Sustainability Institute at TCNJ
  • October 2014 Launched
  • October 2015 306 schools and 122 school
    districts registered
  • October 2015 59 schools have earned
    certification

6
  • NJSBA manages pilot program for NJDOE at
    career/technical and comprehensive high schools

7
NJSBA and NJDOE honored by U.S. Green Building
Council, N.J. Chapter October 30, 2015
8
Partners in Sustainability
Education, Service, Training
USGBC-NJ Kids Speed LEED at the Beach
  • Sustainability Symposium
  • for High School Students

9
Partners in Sustainability
Education, Service, Training
  • USGBC Green Fellow
  • Sustainability Intern
  • Environmental Education
  • The Next Generation

10
Partners in Sustainability
  • Selection Committee
  • USDOE Green Ribbon Schools Award

11
A Commitment to Sustainability
  • NJSBA Board Member Academy
  • Guides school boards on appropriate action
  • Policy-setting
  • Goal-setting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Shares resources to support district initiatives
  • Highlights successful projects and methods
  • Promotes best practices

12
A Commitment to Sustainability
  • LEED Certification for
  • NJSBA Headquarters
  • 2015-2016 Goal
  • Feasibility Study/
  • Implementation Plan Underway

13
Workshop 2015 Green Command Center
  • Carbon-Neutral Event
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Board Members
  • Buildings and Grounds Staff
  • Other District Staff
  • 30 Exhibits


14
Energy Savings

NJSBAs Alliance for Competitive Energy Services
  • 166 Million in savings for local school
    districts, 2009-2014
  • Reduced-cost electricity and natural gas

ACES-Plus Consulting services on solar energy,
building efficiency, and sustainable energy
www.aces-nj.com
15
NJSBA Sustainability Services
  • Aligned with Sustainable Jersey for Schools
  • Benefit of NJSBA Membership
  • Full-Day Sustainable Practices Working Sessions
  • Follow-up Consultation

CONTACT John Henry, STEAM Sustainable Schools
Specialist jhenry_at_njsba.org 609.278.5288
www.njsba.org/sustainability
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A Commitment to Sustainability
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod Executive Director New
Jersey School Boards Association
New Jersey State Board of Education November 4,
2015
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