President Clinton announced that Global Green USA has been selected to receive a grant from the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund for its novel approach to help rebuild Green Schools in New Orleans. President Clinton was joined by Global Green President Matt Petersen, New Orleans Director Beth Galante, and Program Assistant John Moore for the announcement.
The funding will help Global Green rebuild at least two damaged schools in the New Orleans School District using green building design criteria and work to insure all school construction and renovation in New Orleans and Louisiana is built green. Creating green schools in neighborhoods impacted by Katrina will be a major contribution to the recovery efforts of New Orleans and help in attracting teachers and families back to the region. Green schools will increase student performance, reduce sick days, improve teacher retention, and save on school operating costs through energy savings that will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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