Students@Greenbuild Bus Tour Begins!

November 4th, 2012
Hannah Debelius, Center for Green Schools Associate

The USGBC Students program is embarking on an epic adventure to create tangible change and spread the word that “where we learn matters.” The Center for Green Schools, with student leadership from Cornell University Sustainable Design, is kicking off a cross-country bus tour tomorrow, starting at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and ending with our arrival at the Greenbuild Conference & Expo in San Francisco, CA.

In the next two weeks, the bus tour will be heading West, stopping to complete six sustainable service projects at K-12 schools, completely planned by students of local higher education institutions. In each city, we will pick up and move onward with USGBC Student members, culminating close to 25 students to arrive at Greenbuild where we will share our experience with the wider sustainability community. We have 3,000 miles to go, all carbon offset by Sterling Planet, to promote healthy, more sustainable schools.

Students@Greenbuild Bus Tour from Center for Green Schools on Vimeo.

The Students@Greenbuild Bus Tour is about empowering students to transform their communities and proudly represent the future of the sustainability movement.

Here is where we will be stopping:

  • Cornell University – Ithaca, NY (11/5)
  • Penn State university – State College, PA(11/6)
  • University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, IL (11/7)
  • Kirkwood Community College – Cedar Rapids, IA (11/8)
  • Colorado State University- Fort Collins, CO (11/10)
  • University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT (11/12)
  • And then arrive @GreenBuild in San Francisco (11/13)

You can follow our trip in real time at as we post photos, videos, and live updates from the road! Be sure to also follow our progress on twitter (@mygreenschools #greenapple) and on Facebook ( We’ll also be sure to keep you updated on the Center for Green School’s blog.

Hannah Debelius, Center for Green Schools Associate