Schools nationwide will win 'green makeovers' valued at $250,000 in products and services

EcoMedia, a leading environmental media company, and the CBS Corporation today kicked off the CBS and EcoZone(R) Green Schools Initiative. One winning school in each city will receive a green makeover valued at approximately $250,000 in products and services and overseen by a professional "green schools coach." EcoMedia and CBS were joined by Miami Mayor and current President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Manny Diaz, and Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho, in a call for entries from schools in Miami, the Initiative's first market.

Students, teachers and administrators can enter the Green Schools Initiative by submitting a creative response that expresses what "being green" means to them, as well as filling out an application at

Winners will be chosen by a committee consisting of members of EcoMedia's Advisory Board, including USGBC, NOAA EPA/Energy Star, Waterkeeper Alliance, city and school officials, corporate sponsors, and members of the CBS Corporation, and will be announced in January 2009. In addition to the grand prize, a sustainable environmental program will be provided to all participating schools through Miami non-profit Dream In Green.