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In Center for Green Schools 03.21.2016

Develop your professional network at the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo

Connect with a community of professionals passionate about healthier, higher-performing schools during the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), taking place later this month in Pittsburgh.  GSCE offers conferencegoers a wide range of networking opportunities through its extensive Exhibit Hall, sessions and workshops. In the Exhibit Hall, meet the innovators behind the green schools research and special project posters on display. For new...

In Center for Green Schools 03.15.2016

Inspiration overload: Top five highlights of GSCE

Steph Leonard is a community engagement manager with USGBC Minnesota.  Working in support of the green schools movement offers a breadth and depth of realities, opportunities and challenges. On any given day, I could be touring a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified school whose teaching philosophy treats the space as a learning tool and is celebrated by the community, and the next I could be huddled in a windowless classroom talking to a school representative who is trying to develop a green...

In Center for Green Schools 03.8.2016

Extend your GSCE experience: Attend a pre-conference session

This article was originally published on the Green Schools National Network blog as “Extend Your Conference Experience…Attend a Pre-Conference Workshop or Tour!” Read the original version.  It’s official! The 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo is four weeks away. Both the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and the Green Schools National Network are working hard to ensure your conference experience is nothing less than the best. We have a terrific line-up of...

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 03.18.2016

Thomas Jefferson Sustainable High School: A student’s perspective

This article is the first in a series from Instituto Thomas Jefferson (ITJ), a school system in Mexico with locations in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Queretaro. ITJ has been working closely with USGBC’s Center for Green Schools to integrate sustainability by focusing on improvements in the physical place, educational program and organizational culture of the institution. This “Whole School Sustainability” framework helps integrate, document, communicate and measure the impact...

In Center for Green Schools 03.14.2016

Attend Master Series speaker sessions at the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo

Hear firsthand from leading sustainability experts on ways to integrate smart, eco-friendly strategies within our nation’s schools during the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo’s Master Series sessions. GSCE Master Series speakers come from a range of industries, from academia to the nonprofit world, all offering unique insights for conferencegoers on advancing healthier, higher-performing schools and environmental stewardship. Register now for GSCE 2016 to...

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 03.16.2016

Celebrating the movement: Reflections on GSCE

Jennifer Seydel is the Executive Director of the Green Schools National Network, partner presenter of the Green Schools Conference and Expo. For the past six years, I have been honored and humbled to be part of this amazing gathering of teachers, school leaders and green school champions, better known as the Green Schools Conference and Expo, March 31–April 1 this year in Pittsburgh, Pa. I have come to refer to the annual conference as our “tribal gathering,” since...

In Center for Green Schools 03.9.2016

At the GSCE Student Summit, students champion green schools movement

This year, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC is hosting the 6th annual Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), which brings together thought leaders and champions of green schools. The GSCE Student Summit, which runs concurrently with the GSCE, is curated by Greening Forward and the Center for Green Schools, and provides a unique event for middle and high school students to convene, learn and share their environmental work.The student summit will take place March...

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...

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