(5) The manufacture of products from non-toxic,
environmentally certified or recycled materials.
(6) The manufacture and production of sustainable
technologies, including, but not limited to, solar panels,
turbines, and fuel cells.
(7) Solar technology installation and
(8) Recycling, green composting, and
of construction and demolition materials and
(9) Water system retrofits to increase water
efficiency and conservation.
(b) It is the purpose and intent of this Section to
establish a State grant program that develops secondary
programs that introduce students to developing green
(c) Subject to appropriation, the State Board of Education
shall establish a State grant program that develops, through a
competitive process, 2-year pilot programs to assist in the
creation and promotion of green career and technical education
programs in public secondary
schools in this State. Preference
must be given to proposals that include the integration of
academic and career and technical education content, arranged
in sequences of courses that lead to post-secondary completion.
(d) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules
necessary for the implementation of this Section.
(e) The State Board of Education may use up to 5% of the
funds appropriated for the purposes of this Section for
including the hiring of positions for the
implementation and administration of the grant program,
provided that if no appropriation is made to the State Board
for a given fiscal year for the purposes of the grant program,
then the State Board is not required to make any expenditures
in support of the program during that fiscal year.
This Act takes effect July 1,