Learning Gate Community School of Lutz Receives National "Best of Green Schools" Honor from USGBC
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council has honored the Learning Gate Community School of Lutz, FL, as a 2014 “Best of Green Schools” recipient. The award recognizes 10 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts in schools across the USA this year. Learn more about the Best of Green Schools 2014 here.
The Learning Gate Community School -- which is LEED Platinum Certified -- is recognized in the Community Event category. the school's EcoFest is an annual community event celebrating the businesses, organizations and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability. Ecofest was free to the public and had more than 100 vendors, live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green-living products and services from local artists, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, and organic farms with local produce. The event took place at Lowry Park and drew more than 4,000 attendees. Learn about EcoFest 2015 here.
LEEDership Awards Honor Projects, Companies, Members
The USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter hosted its fifth annual LEEDership Awards on October 15 at USF, recognizing and honoring the outstanding green building projects, forward-thinking businesses, innovative design teams, and instrumental Chapter members who have displayed green building and sustainable development leadership on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Review the press release.
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