More schools focusing on green

Oct. 25, 2007
Along with reading and writing, students learn about environmental stewardship.

A growing school-based environmental movement has moved far beyond recycling programs and Earth Day celebrations. In recent years, dozens of public and private schools in the New York City area have adopted no-idling zones, switched to plant-based cleaners in their buildings and, to a lesser extent, banned pesticides from playgrounds and playing fields. The green schools movement, which has grown out of earlier efforts at colleges and universities, has already changed the way some schools are built.

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