Have You Hugged Your School Today?

Mar 23, 2009 at 12:31 pm

What happens when tree-huggers go to school? You get “Green & Healthy Schools.”

ALLY: Alliance for Leadership and Interconnection is a “citizen’s group providing leadership coaching and strategic guidance for policy development and implementation of environmental sustainability programs.” According to their Web site. And their first significant action in 2004 was to begin the Growing Green and Healthy Schools Network. —-

With the goal of making every Cincinnati Public School a healthy environment, ALLY and friends were instrumental in leading the CPD Board of education and administration to get behind the largest green school building project in the Midwest.

In addition to learning about the Silver LEED certification requirement for all new schools built in Cincinnati and throughout the state of Ohio, you are invited to find out what’s going green next at CPS during the Green & Healthy Schools as Learning Tools Program.

Scheduled for April 23, 5 – 7:30 p.m. (tentative – check www.allyohio.org for final schedule of events) at Pleasant Ridge Montessori School (5945 Montgomery Rd.) – Ohio’s First Public LEED “Green” School, event will include:

  • Student led school tours
  • Presentation by Robert Kobet, National chair for LEED for Schools
  • Presentation by Robert Knight, CPS’ Sustainable Design coordinator
  • Reception with all speakers and special guests Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, representatives from the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission, Greater Cincinnati School and Design Communities and environmental educatoin.

The event will celebrate the successes of Green & Healthy Schools, provide and introduction using Green & Healthy Schools as Learning Tools and fundraising to support these programs.

The event is free for children and CPS faculty. Advance Registration by April 21: $15 non-ALLY members, $10 ALLY and PTO members. (Advance registrations are encouraged due to limited seating capacity. For those requiring financial assistance, please contact ALLY at the number or email address below).

The day of the event, if there is still space available, $20 for Non-ALLY members, and $15 for ALLY and PTO members.

To register call 513.541.4607, email: [email protected] or send check or money order to ALLY, P.O. Box 23272, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected]