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.

Host Committee

2020 Host Committee

  • Aaron Presberg, Portland Public Schools
  • Anna Garwood, Growing Gardens
  • Chad Mullen, Pacific Education Institute
  • Jackie Wilson, Oregon Green Schools and Bend Le Pine School District
  • Jon Mayer, Portland Metro
  • Kendra Tyler, EPA Region 10
  • Meghan Borato, Oregon Green Schools and Gresham Oregon
  • Reilly Loveland, New Buildings Institute
  • Rick Sherman, Oregon State Department of Education
  • Sarah Anderson, The Cottonwood School
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
  • Carmen Rae Finken, Green Iowa AmeriCorps
  • 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

2020 Program Working Group

  • Monica Fleisher, Portland Public Schools
  • Kaci Radcliffe, Oregon Department of Energy
  • Seaberry Nachbar, NOAA
  • Deb France, Oh planning+design, architecture
  • Mia Hocking, Hillsboro School District
  • Gina LaMotte, EcoRise
  • Timothy Baird, Encintas School District
  • Stacy Meyer, School District 112
  • Jamie Rapasky, Portland Metro

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For specific conference questions:

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