Green schools are not only environmentally friendly but also generate cost savings in the form of reduced water and energy usage. The standard for green schools is LEED, a framework for building schools that meet certain benchmarks for sustainability. To make their schools more sustainable and to reduce their carbon footprint by 30% over five years and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020, many private schools are taking the pledge of the Green Schools Alliance. There are steps that parents and students can take separately from their school to reduce energy usage and waste, and students and parents can also work with their schools to determine the school's energy use and how to reduce it over time. Parents and students can also contribute to making their schools greener and can take easy-to-implement steps such as the following. Encourage parents and kids to use public transportation or to walk or bike to school. Reduce idling outside school; instead, turn off car and bus engines. Use carpools to bring many students to school together. Have students replace existing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents during community service days. Ask the school to use environmentally friendly cleaning fluids and non-toxic pesticides.

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 To put stickers on paper towel and napkin dispensers reminding students and teachers to use paper products sparingly, work with maintenance staff. Students can work with the administration and maintenance staff at their schools to reduce the energy usage of their schools in addition to this. First, students can conduct an audit of their school's light and energy use and then monitor the school's energy use on a monthly basis.  The green school Alliance provides students with a step-by-step plan to create a task force and reduce carbon emissions over a suggested two-year time table. Their helpful tool kit provides your school with actions you can take such as replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lights, using daylight instead of overhead lighting, weatherizing windows and doors, and installing Energy-Star appliances. Creating a greener school requires the education of your community about the importance of reducing carbon emissions and living more environmentally sustainable lives. Other schools offer classes in living environmentally conscious lives, and their lunchrooms offer local produce that is shipped smaller distances and that therefore reduces energy use. When they are aware of what similar schools are doing, students may be more motivated to make their school greener. Find a way to communicate regularly to your school about what you are doing to reduce energy use through newsletters or a page on your school's website. Get people involved in taking and meeting the goals of the Green Schools Alliance to reduce carbon emissions over five years. Around the world over 1 900 schools, public and private, have joined the Green Schools Alliance and pledged to reduce energy usage, and your school can become one of them. There are much other things that may be helpful to all the people which have big interest in this field.