In an effort to effectively and rapidly transform the environments in which our children learn, USGBC has launched the Center for Green Schools Fellowship program, which began placing full-time sustainability officers in school districts across the country in July 2011. The Green Schools Fellowship Program is a unique initiative provides partner school districts with a fully-funded, dedicated expert who collaborates with district leadership to change the culture of the district from t
Farah McDill received her master’s degree in Sustainable Building and has been connected with the construction industry for over 10 years, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Construction Management in 2001 from Colorado State University. While working at JE Dunn Construction, she was one of the first project managers to become LEED Accredited. After four years of work for JE Dunn, Farah decided to travel the world, visiting 17 countries and eventually landing in New Zealand where she worked for a general contractor.
Over the last six months, my life has changed dramatically. Not only did I relocate from Colorado to California, but I was given a position in an organization that I respect, in a school district that I admire, doing a job that I love. In July of 2011, Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) was one of two school districts in the country to receive a Center for Green Schools UTC Fellow. SCUSD was selected to host a Fellow for three years to help achieve sustainability goals and create change throughout the organization.