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WHAT: The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council will host a cross-country bus
tour for 25 college students at seven schools throughout the country as they make their
way to USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
Starting with student leaders at Cornell University in Upstate New York, the bus tour will
pick up students from other campuses on the way to their final destination.

The students will participate in service projects along the way to create healthier,
sustainable schools and campuses as part of the Center’s Green Apple initiative and
will present their cross-country experience at Greenbuild’s opening celebration on Nov.
14, 2012. Green Apple is a cause-marketing initiative of the Center for Green schools at
USGBC to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe,
where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of
a brighter future.

Kirkwood Community College’s USGBC group will be hosting a full day of fun and
entertainment starting with a friendly competition between Local high schools three
build-a-house homes that the students have been building. The participating high school
students will be graded on a wide range of LEED categories, with the winning team’s
awarded a. Along with the build-a-house contest; the day of service will include building &
Design Expo featuring a discussion with several local industry professionals on different
sustainable building practices. Finally, the event will be complemented by a Recycled Art
Contest open to all students in the area. It is a hand’s on way for students to think about
the materials around them and how they can use them

WHERE: Kirkwood Community College, Jones Hall

WHEN: November 8th, 2012

WHO: Students from Cornell University, Penn State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, Kirkwood Community College, Colorado State University, University of Utah,
and Weber State University (in order of destination); Center for Green Schools at
USGBC staff

CONTACT:

Marisa Long, External Relations Manager, USGBC; 412-877-7592; mlong@usgbc.org

Korrey Mayland, Vice President Kirkwood USGBC Student Group, 319-929-1981
korrey-mayland@student.kirkwood.edu

Andrea Osmundson, Kirkwood USGBC Student Group Media Caption, 319-721-1308
andrea-osmundson@student.kirkwood.edu

ABOUT:

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is making sure every student has the opportunity to attend
a green school within this generation. From kindergarten to college and beyond, the Center works
directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to drive
the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. For more
information, visit centerforgreenschools.org or find us on Twitter and Facebook.

The U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future
through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market
transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide
network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy
in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more
information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Greenbuild
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s
largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of
extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events
provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products,
and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the four-time recipient of IMEX Green
Meetings Award and the 2012 show will be held on Nov. 14-16, in San Francisco, Calif. Last year’s
conference in Toronto, Ontario, drew more than 23,000 attendees and featured a sold out exhibit hall
floor with more than 1,700 exhibit booths. For more information, visit greenbuildexpo.org and follow us on
Twitter @Greenbuild, and Facebook at facebook.com/Greenbuild.


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