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USA: Grant to Grow

USA: Grant to Grow

Drawing on its green building expertise that spans more than two decades, Global Green USA has provided Boston Latin School with a $75,000 grant to realize its student-created proposal of giving America’s first and oldest public school a sustainability-focused makeover. Global Green’s Green School Makeover competition, presented by Pureology, helps students and teachers upgrade their school to be more energy-efficient. It also helps engage students in behavior that curbs climate change. “The Boston Latin students are incredibly eco-conscious and committed to sustainability,” says Mary Luévano, interim executive director of Global Green USA. “It inspires us to see them so engaged in greening their school environment.” Boston Latin School’s green initiatives include a sage vertical wall—an indoor vertical growing wall located in the cafeteria—and the Freight Farm Hydroponic Growing Lab made from a recycled shipping container where students will grow leafy greens.(Source: realestaterama.com)