House Passed the Green School Bill

Did you hear about the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act (Bill- HR 3021) passed by the House (250-164) last week with a goal at making schools greener? The bill has to go before the senate and has the threat of a veto from the White House, who say it’s wrong to launch a costly new school building program. Arguments from supports say this greener school buildings bill will save school districts billions in energy costs while also reducing health problems (such as asthma) for students and staff. What do you think about this bill? If you are in school librarian and want this bill supported think about contacting your local senator. To find out more about the bill visit: http://thomas.loc.gov/

For more info on building green schools check out this Web site: http://www.buildgreenschools.org/

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