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 2019 conference will take place April 8-9 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and will be collocated with IMPACT, a regional green building conference hosted by USGBC communities.

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

Steering Committee

Ghita Carroll, Boulder Valley School District
Leesa Carter and Courtney Kimmel, Captain Planet Foundation
Jaimie Cloud, The Cloud Institute
Tim Cole, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Brian Dunbar, Colorado State University
Jason Hartke, Department of Energy
Elisabeth Krautscheid, Collaborative for High Performance Schools
Francine Locke and Megan Garner, The School District of Philadelphia
Kim Martinez, National Wildlife Federation
Stephany Mason, Green Elephant Consulting
James McGirt, Project Learning Tree
David Sobel, Antioch University

Program Working Group
The 2019 Green Schools Conference & Expo Program Working Group applications are currently under review.


For specific conference questions:

General Questions/Registration: help@greenschoolsconference.org
Education program: program@greenschoolsconference.org
Sponsorship: lbowers@usgbc.org and bsuski@usgbc.org
Exhibition: kroberts@usgbc.org