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In Center for Green Schools 03.7.2016

Sponsor or exhibit at the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo

Hundreds of educators and decision makers will gather this spring in Pittsburgh, Pa., for two days of inspiring programming, targeted networking and plenty of exhibits at the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), presented by the Center for Green Schools. Join the expanding green schools movement as a GSCE exhibitor or sponsor. The conference, taking place March 31–April 1, is the nation’s largest gathering of K–12 green school advocates. GSCE...

In Center for Green Schools 03.3.2016

Register for the Education Summit at the Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference

Because of climate change, communities face devastating weather events, watershed management challenges and economic uncertainties. Building resilience can strengthen communities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from climate impacts and other disruptions through collaborative, innovative solutions. Education is the first step in building community resilience. Educators and students working together can build local strengths to ensure that their communities will be able to address...

In Center for Green Schools 02.22.2016

Register now for the Green Schools Conference and Expo

The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), the most prominent event in the country designed to advance a shared vision of healthy, high-performing green schools, will take place March 31–April 1, 2016. Now presented by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC, GSCE was formerly presented by the Green Schools National Network from 2010-2015 and known as the Green Schools National Conference. Thought leaders from across the United States, including educators, administrators, parents,...

In Center for Green Schools 02.4.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Tim Carter of Second Nature

Last week, we launched a blog series featuring USGBC partners who have committed to collaborate for the future of higher education sustainability. In this installment, we talk to Tim Carter, president of Second Nature. Second Nature envisions higher education playing a prominent leadership role in shaping research, learning and communities that inspire and operationalize a sustainable global future. As part of this commitment, your organization supports a vision that by 2025, millions of...

In Center for Green Schools 03.3.2016

Pittsburgh to host 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo

This spring, hundreds of green school advocates and leaders will gather in Pittsburgh for the sixth annual Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), the nation’s premier event for programming, products, workshops and sessions about sustainability and our educational institutions. When: March 31–April 1, 2016 Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Ft. Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 Presented by the Center for Green Schools, this year’s...

In Center for Green Schools 03.2.2016

Steps toward sustainable school food

Greg Christian is a sustainable food service consultant, chef, author and entrepreneur. His company, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners, is a food service and consulting company that promotes scratch-cooked foods, local sourcing and zero waste. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear his insights at the Master Speaker Series event during the upcoming Green Schools Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Penn. This article was originally published on the Green Schools National Network...

In Center for Green Schools 02.18.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Meghan Fay Zahniser of AASHE

In the final installment of our blog series on sustainability in higher education, we talk with Meghan Fay Zahniser, Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE is a nonprofit membership association that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation.  Her hope is that colleges and universities, in addition to...

In Center for Green Schools 02.1.2016

Best of Green Schools 2016 call for nominations

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is excited to announce its partnership with the Green Schools National Network to co-present the “Best of Green Schools 2016.” The Best of Green Schools recognizes the people, schools, campuses and organizations making a big difference in creating healthy, efficient learning environments for our students. 2015 was another fantastic year for the green schools movement. We have a lot to celebrate, and if not for the outstanding...

In Center for Green Schools 03.3.2016

Green schools: The food connection

Karen Dittrich specializes in marketing strategies that engage school communities through food at Creatif Leaf Marketing. This article was originally published on the Green Schools National Network blog. Read the original version.  Food not only nourishes the body and mind, but it can also be used as a catalyst to create sustainable school communities where students gain knowledge about healthy sustainable living throughout the school grounds, which they can bring into their...

In Center for Green Schools 03.1.2016

National Wildlife Federation: Advancing sustainable building jobs

This article was originally published as "Advancing Jobs in the Sustainable Building Sector" on National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Promise blog. Read the original version.  Jaime Van Mourik is the Higher Education Director for USGBC. Jamie’s work is specifically focused on 21st century career preparedness in two ways: Supporting faculty instructors through a new platform called Education @USGBC to better meet the needs of faculty and instructors as they work to...

In Center for Green Schools 02.11.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Julian Keniry of NWF

In the third installment of our blog series on sustainability in higher education, we talk with Julian Keniry, co-founder of Campus Ecology at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and senior director for campus and community leadership. She is also the co-founder of Greenforce, a national community college green workforce education initiative, and the EcoLeader leadership and career development program. For you, what’s the significance of collaboration in meeting sustainability goals?...

In Center for Green Schools 01.28.2016

Greening higher education: Q&A with Rachel Gutter

Last October, USGBC, along with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Second Nature, committed to more deeply collaborate on sustainability in higher education toward the goal of graduating more than 20 million “global sustainability citizens” across all majors by 2025. We interviewed leaders from each organization to get their take on what the commitment means to them, and the results...

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