The Green Schools Conference & Expo is the premier education and engagement opportunity for teachers, parents, students, school and district staff, educational leaders, building industry professionals, non-profit partners and others who are passionate about the future of green schools throughout the country and around the world.

Collaboration and innovation are necessary ingredients to transform schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn, work and play. Leaders and advocates come together each year to work toward making visible, measurable and lasting progress toward the three pillars of green schools: environmental impact, health impact and environmental and sustainability literacy.

The 2020 conference will take place March 2-4 in Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

GSCE is presented by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN). The GSCE Steering Committee and Program Working Group play an active role in the development and delivery of educational programming intended to meet GSCE attendees' needs.

Steering Committee


Anisa Heming, Center for Green Schools at USGBC
Jenny Seydel, Green Schools National Network

2020 Steering Committee

Paul Bocko, Antioch University
Jen Cirillo, Shelburne Farms
Ashley Craft, Iowa Green Corps
Ryder Delaloye, Whitefish Public Schools
Josh Douds, Centreville Elementary School
Jen Dowd, National Wildlife Federation
Tashanda Giles Jones, Environmental Charter Schools
Tresine Logsdon, Fayette County Public Schools
James McGirt, Project Learning Tree
Faye Snodgress, Kappa Delta Phi
Scott Thach, Alliance to Save Energy

Program Working Group


Phoebe Beierle, Center for Green Schools at USGBC
Jenny Seydel, Green Schools National Network

2019 Program Working Group

Brittney Albin, Lincoln Public Schools
Erin Anderson, Audubon Center of the North Woods, Charter School Division
Timothy Bingham, Strategic Energy Innovations
Meg Cavalier, River's Edge Academy
Rachel Chard, Sacramento City Unified School District
Michael Cruse, Arlington Public Schools
David DenHartog, Green Schools National Network
Naomi Hershiser, Prairie Crossing Charter School
Gina LaMotte, EcoRise
Jenna Totz, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
Lauren Trainer, ISD 196, School of Environmental Studies

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For specific conference questions:

General Questions/Registration: help@greenschoolsconference.org
Education Program: program@greenschoolsconference.org
Sponsorship & Exhibition: lbowers@usgbc.org