Green Schools Conference to focus on classroom sustainability, education
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The Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE), presented by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, and produced in partnership with the Green Schools National Network, takes place in Atlanta later this month.
The conference, set for March 21-22, is designed to bring together teachers, parents, students, school and district staff, educational leaders, building industry professionals and nonprofit partners. The event is considered the premier education and engagement opportunity for those who are passionate about the future of green schools throughout the country and around the world.
During the two-day conference, advocates will come together to make measurable and lasting progress toward environmental impact, health impact and environmental and sustainability literacy within schools worldwide.
“All students, regardless of background, location or socio-economic status, should have the opportunity learn in a green school,” said Kimberly Lewis, senior vice president of community advancement for the USGBC. “We know that a sustainable school environment not only enhances the health, wellbeing and learning environment for students, educators and faculty, but it creates lifelong environmental champions and helps prepare youth for 21st century careers.”
This year’s conference focuses on collaboration and innovation – the necessary ingredients to transform schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn, work and play. The conference will also focus on key opportunities for sustainability to address social equity challenges in school systems and the crucial role that healthy, green schools play in strengthening communities.
“Sustainability will be the driver of innovation in school across the country as we prepare young people for a future that we cannot predict, “ said Jennifer Seydel, executive director of the Green Schools National Network. “The content of this conference will help participants to explore cutting edge programs and practices to transform their schools and school districts.”
Leaders from schools, industry and research institutions across the globe will share best practices during the conference through summits, breakout sessions and keynote remarks.
This year’s conference will also feature the annual Student Summit. Hosted by Captain Planet, with support from Greening Forward, the two-day event will bring together students to hear from young leaders and changemakers about making a positive, sustainable impact in their communities and being voices for change.
To learn more about the conference and to register, visit www.greenschoolsconference.org.
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