The Ohio School Facilities Commission recently announced that Monroe Central High School's achievement of silver LEED makes it the 100th public education facility in Ohio to achieve an LEED certification. With "more than 300 total schools either registered or certified" through the U.S. Green Building Council's (USBG) LEED rating system, Ohio is recognized nationwide as a "leader in sustainable school design." Combined, the 100 schools "have been obtaining 35 percent of their material from regional sources" with 22 percent of materials containing recycled content. In addition, these schools have diverted "over 188,114 tons and 57,000 cubic yards of construction waste from Ohio landfills." The announcement comes at the same time that these standards for environmentally friendly construction are coming under attack from legislators and lobbyists who disagree with some of the USBG's standards regarding product toxicity (See our Dec 13, 2013, blog post – "U.S. chemical companies push for anti-LEED legislation at the state and federal level"). For more, read the full news release.