5 highlights of the Green Schools Conference and Expo and Rocky Mountain Green 2018 experience

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Christina Huynh

The annual Green Schools Conference and Expo is the premier event for green school advocates nationwide to learn more about how to advance healthy, high-performing schools.

GSCE 2018 will take place May 3-4 in Denver and will be co-located with Rocky Mountain Green (RMG), USGBC Colorado’s annual green building conference, on May 3.

Featuring dozens of educational sessions, an engaging Exhibit Hall and special networking events, attendees have a unique opportunity to exchange strategies and solutions addressing all aspects of green schools and buildings, from reducing environmental impact to improving occupant health and comfort.

With so much to do and see, we’ve rounded up five highlights to help you get the most out of your conference experience.

1. Inspirational keynotes from environmental leaders

Celebrated leaders across the education, sustainability and business fields will take the plenary stage, including biomimicry expert Janine Benyus and humanitarian design activist Emily Pilloton.

The closing plenary will feature a dynamic panel of school and district leaders discussing how environmental literacy enhances student learning and school culture.

2. Educational sessions and continuing education hours

GSCE and RMG offer numerous educational sessions across multiple tracks, case studies, hands-on workshops and lectures from today’s green school and building experts. Explore the GSCE and RMG online program.

Attendees also have the opportunity to earn continuing education hours to help meet credential maintenance requirements. We’ve created a list of CE-approved sessions at GSCE to help plan your conference itinerary.

3. Exhibit Hall and GBCI Certification Work Zone

Explore our Exhibit Hall, featuring 50+ companies from a variety of industries.

Do you have questions about a GBCI project or the certification process? Schedule a visit to GBCI Certification Work Zone (booth #302) to meet one on one with reviewers and assessors to discuss specific projects or rating system requirements.

4. Networking and celebration

GSCE and RMG provide a forum for green school and building advocates to connect and discuss best practices in advancing sustainability. Special networking events, including the Women in Green Power Breakfast and Happy Hour in the Hall, also offer attendees a chance to meet colleagues.

5. Student Summit

The annual Student Summit, hosted by Captain Planet Foundation, is where high school students can learn the skills necessary to inspire positive change in their local community. This year’s summit features indigenous environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, writer and entrepreneur Erin Schrode, city government leader John R. Seydel and hip hop activist DJ Cavem Moetavation.

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