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Walking the walk: climate leadership at the largest school district in the country

As the largest school district in the country, serving over 1 million students and maintaining more than 1,800 school buildings, New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) has the potential to …

Generation180 joins Clinton Global Initiative to announce its new commitment to bring clean energy to K-12 schools

We’re thrilled to announce our new Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2023 Meeting today, paving the way for the education sector to take climate action. We …

Generation180 hosts the first Clean Energy Schools Symposium

Generation180  hosted the first Clean Energy Schools Symposium in Washington DC from March 26-28, 2023. This was the first in-person convening of its School Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Network, …

Underfunded Pennsylvania school district shines as a clean energy leader

Near the state capital of Harrisburg lies the town of Steelton, Pennsylvania, the home of America’s first steel company and the birthplace of an industry that has long relied upon …

Portland students push for climate justice and carbon neutrality

In March of 2022, after six years of student protests and community campaigning, Portland Public Schools (PPS) in Oregon passed a sweeping climate policy, PPS Climate Crisis Response, Climate Justice, …

Solar and Farming Go Together Like Turkey and Mashed Potatoes

If the thought of pouring rich gravy over your turkey and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving has you salivating, you’re not alone. The two go together perfectly. But you know what’s …

California School District Responds to Climate Emergency with Energy Resilience

This case study was originally published in the 3rd edition of Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. K-12 Schools (2020). This story was updated September 2022.  When Santa …

The New York Times and President Bill Clinton spotlight Generation180

Generation180’s new national report on schools going solar garnered some high-profile attention in the last week.  Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. K-12 Schools, 4th edition, has helped …

Community Solar Benefits Tribal Members

This case study was originally published in the 4th edition of Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools (2022). The local high school on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, …

Bringing Energy Choice to the Whole Community

This case study was originally published in the 4th edition of Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools (2022). North Community High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the …