White House hosts green schools event

By Robin Bravender | 04/26/2024 01:27 PM EDT

The event caps off the Biden administration’s “Earth Week” schedule.

The White House is pictured.

The White House on Aug. 9, 2023. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The Biden White House is hosting a summit Friday aimed at making schools safer and more climate-friendly.

The event slated for Friday afternoon, dubbed the “White House Summit for Sustainable and Healthy K-12 School Buildings and Grounds,” will highlight the need for sustainable school infrastructure and the opportunities for schools and communities to tap into federal climate and infrastructure funding, the administration announced.

The green schools summit comes on the final day of the Biden White House’s week of events to commemorate Earth Day. The administration has rolled out a series of climate and environmental policies this week, including Thursday’s major announcement that EPA finalized its long-awaited climate rule for power plants.


The White House is expecting dozens of participants Friday, including students, teachers and labor advocates. Attendees will share stories about efforts to create more sustainable school buildings and promote children’s health, the White House said. Participants will also learn about how to maximize climate law provisions that allow schools to access clean energy tax credits.