Green Schools Conference | Spring 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council, in conjunction with The Center for Green Schools and the Green Schools National Network, have decided to hold the 12th Green Schools Conference in its previously successful timeframe, early Spring! We are excited and sincerely thank you for your support and commitment to this important event. The Green Schools Conference (GSC) is the only event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in schools. Designed to educate, connect and inspire, attendees of the three-day in person conference will explore interdisciplinary content during general sessions, while also having dedicated time with peers to work through specific challenges, share best practices, and generate momentum to further green school actions across the country.

The 2023 program will address topics from environmental impact, health and wellbeing, sustainability literacy, equity and whole school sustainability. Whether you are a teacher, school or district staff, educational leader, parent, student, building industry professional or nonprofit partner, the Green Schools Conference is the place to learn new ideas, and connect with other passionate green school champions.

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The Call for Proposals for the 2023 event has closed.

This year’s GSC will be a dynamic and rejuvenating event featuring three days of programming, networking and inspiration. During the first two days, attendees will participate in specially-designed sessions and networking opportunities with their peers. Each professional cohort will be facilitated by the Center for Green Schools or the Green Schools National Network. During the third day of the conference, all attendees will come together for interdisciplinary programming, including breakout sessions, inspiring speakers, awards luncheon, and many networking opportunities. Sessions will highlight topics such as improving indoor air quality, reducing waste, advancing decarbonization, cultivating environmental literacy, improving district-wide partnerships, implementing social and emotional health strategies, and amplifying student-led climate action initiatives.

View our 2021 keynote speakers


Join the educators and green building leaders responsible for advancing green schools worldwide and sponsor the 2023 Green Schools Conference. In 2021, GSC was held for the first time as a global digital event, greatly expanding upon the hundreds of educators and decision-makers who have gathered at GSC for inspiring programming and networking for the last ten years. The 12th annual GSC will include two days of time dedicated to peer-to-peer learning, designed by stakeholder group to work through specific challenges, share best practices, and generate momentum to further the green school movement.

This is the only conference uniting three groups vital to the success of green schools:

Academic (School Leaders, Teachers, Parents and Non-profit Partners)
Operations (General School or District Administrators, Facilities Operations Management)
Building design & construction (Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Product Suppliers)

Green Schools Conference sponsors enjoy prominent branding in education sessions and through unique networking events. As a sponsor, you can engage with sustainability leaders and demonstrate your support for healthy, high-performing schools, all while empowering the green leaders of tomorrow. Download the prospectus or schedule a meeting to find out how you can get your brand, subject matter experts, and thought leaders front and center with this exclusive audience.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Silver Sponsor


Green Sponsors

Nestl Space


The Green Schools Conference thrives on the collaboration and partnership of supporting organizations nationwide. GSC is produced by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC in partnership with Green Schools National Network.

Thank you to our 2021 Partners

Alliance for Climate Education
Alliance to Save Energy
Climate Generation
Cloud Institute
Earth Force
The Energy Coalition
Go Green Initiative
Grades of Green
Green Ribbon Program
Illinois Green: a USGBC Community
Project Green Schools
Shelburne Farms
Sustainable Forestry Initiative


The Green Schools Conference will be held as an in-person event in Spring 2023. More details on registration will be available in Fall 2022.