USGBC National Capital Region: Call for presentations for the 2016 Green School Summit
The USGBC National Capital Region and USGBC Maryland Green School Committees invite presentation proposals for the fourth annual Green School Summit. Teachers, school administrators, sustainable construction professionals and corporate partners share their knowledge and expertise with sustainability-minded colleagues at this event.
- What: 2016 DC/NoVa/MD Green School Summit, "Teach Me How to Green"
- When (tentative date): March 19, 2016
- Where: Metro Washington, DC
- Deadline for proposal submission: January 22, 2016
- Announcement of selected sessions: January 26, 2016
- Breakout sessions
- Interactive workshops
- Discussion panels
- Keynote address
This year's theme, "Teach Me How to Green," is intended to dive into ways in which sustainability can be taught, with a particular emphasis on interactive sessions and demonstrations. Some ideas may include (but are not limited to):
- Sustainability programs/clubs/school projects
- Projects to bring home and to encourage a sustainable household
- Incorporating the school building into sustainability education with:
- Building management systems and energy usage
- Gardens and meal programs
- Outdoor classrooms
- Nature conservation programs
- Innovative energy projects or student design projects
- Innovation in green school design
- Incorporating health and wellness into green school design
- Incorporating resilience into green school design
The combined Green Schools Committees of USGBC National Capital Region and USGBC Maryland are composed of volunteers interested in promoting and advocating for sustainable practices, construction and education in schools in Washington, DC, and the surrounding regions in Maryland and Virginia. Their mission and vision is to guide, grow and facilitate a greener educational environment for students in the area.
The Green School Summit is held annually and draws administrators, teachers, facility managers, students, parents and sustainability professionals from the region. Attendance at previous events has been between 150 and 250.
The committees strive to offer a program of educational sessions that both incorporates the broad summit theme and has a variety of speakers to appeal to all attendees. The program committee will evaluate submissions and assist in making selections based on topic, speaker credentials and interest.