>> DOZENS OF ARCHITECTS, PTA PRESIDENTS, school board members, school superintendents and others from across the country are pioneering an effort to provide green schools for every child within a generation. About 64 “green school advocates” recently convened in Washington, D.C., to receive training they can share with their communities. A 2006 study sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, Washington, D.C.; American Institute of Architects, Washington; American Lung Association, New York; Federation of American Scientists, Washington; and the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, found that building green would save an average school $100,000 each year in energy costs. For more information about getting involved, visit www.usgbc.org/chapters.