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Western Kentucky University United States Green Building Council 

Students know what it means to live sustainably, and they are the best advocates for transforming schools into places that are inspiring, thought provoking and good for the planet and everyone on it. Students across the country are leading environmental organizations in their schools. These students plant gardens on school property, calculate carbon footprints, advocate for green building policies, assess school energy use, enforce the school’s recycling program with their peers, encourage educators to bring sustainability curriculum into the classroom, and much more.

WKU USGBC Students are hard at work transforming their campuses, communities and careers. Representing college and university-based groups and individuals, USGBC Students provides a way for hundreds of young leaders to come together and participate in hands-on green building experiences on their own campuses. USGBC helps students integrate sustainability themes into their coursework, advocates for sustainable university practices and policies, and facilitates student attendance at green building conferences, events and collaborations with other student organizations, campaigns and initiatives.

Opportunities and resources available to USGBC Students:

  • Student LEED exam pricing: For the first time, students are able to take the LEED Green Associate exam for a reduced fee. Register for the Green Associate exam, and download a free handbook to prepare.
  • Access to LEED 101 & LEED 201 at Education @USGBC: All students have access to LEED 101 with a user profile created with a .edu email address.