Where Are the Greenest Schools in the Country?
The definition of being eco-conscious is so much more than having solar panels on a roof
- By Megan Gambino
- Smithsonian.com, April 12, 2013
Newton North High School Greengineers Lab, Newton, Massachusetts. (Stefano Chinosi, Newton Public Schools)
Room 148 at Newton North High School, outside of Boston, is a Greengineers Lab. In this space, every day is a science fair. Students—or “greengineers”—put their heads together to come up with potential solutions to society’s environmental problems. “Students experiment with energy-saving plans and projects, such as building a stationary bicycle for the cafeteria that provides healthy exercise while also powering a blender to mix up smoothies for students during lunchtime, and a centrifuge used to manufacture fuel out of algae,” according to the National Building Museum.