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Albany Park Multicultural Academy

Albany Park Multicultural Center, located on Chicago’s north side, is one of the first schools to sign Lt. Governor Quinn’s Illinois Sustainable Schools Compact. Check out the environmental club’s bright green T-shirts!

Albany Park Multicultural Academy is housed in one of the few LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) school buildings in Illinois. This high-tech, energy efficient building boasts features like a rooftop garden – plants growing on the roof – as well as lots of glass strategically placed to collect passive solar energy which often reduces the amount of artificial lighting need inside during the day time. Digital sensors inside classrooms automatically shut the lights off when rooms are not occupied, which prevents wasted energy.

In the future, Albany Park Multicultural Academy hopes to go on more environmentally-related field trips.