Green Schools Conference | June 28-29

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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. This year the Green Schools Conference will convene virtually over two half-days of programming, featuring inspiring keynotes, interactive education sessions and engaging peer group networking opportunities.

The 2021 conference addressed topics such as design for sustainability education and social equity, healthy schools and COVID-19 response, empowering student leadership, achieving climate commitments, and much more. 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 premier opportunity to learn and engage. View the 2020 Post Show Report.

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Program

The virtual Green Schools Conference—which was held June 28–29, 2021—provided an unmatched opportunity for green school leaders to convene to share new ideas and strategies for advancing environmental and sustainability literacy and transforming schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn.

For questions regarding the GSC program, please email program@greenschoolsconference.org.

View our 2021 keynote speakers

Sessions

Eastern Daylight Time
Track A:
Designing Schools for a Greener Future
Track B:
Leading Green Schools for All
Track C:
Educating the Next Generation of Green Leaders
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Opening Keynote
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Hosted Conversations & Thought Leader Interviews
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Break
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
(A01) Zero Energy = Zero Added Cost
(B01) Growing Climate Leaders with Solutionary Curriculum and Youth Action
(C01) How to facilitate an inclusive
Make the Most of Food Challenge!
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
(A02) Enabling Healthy-Efficient Investments in Schools
(B02) SEL Connections
(C02) Beyond the Four Walls: A Beginner's Guide to Outdoor Learning
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Wellness Break
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Thought Leader Spotlights + Curated Conversations
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Break
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
(A03) Always Be Carbon Neutral - ABC's of Getting to Carbon Neutral in Schools
(B03) Advancing Equity and Access to Green Careers
(C03) City as Classroom: Designing for Emergence
Eastern Daylight Time
Track A:
Designing Schools for a Greener Future
Track B:
Leading Green Schools for All
Track C:
Educating the Next Generation of Green Leaders
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Youth-Nominated Mainstage Session
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Hosted Conversations & Thought Leader Interviews
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Break
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
(A04) From Yellow to Green: Starting the Transition to Electric School Busses
(B04) Growing Teacher Advocates: Experimental Race Identity Development
(C04) Environmental Project-based Learning District Integration
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Green Schools Awards Ceremony + Award Conversation Rooms
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Wellness Break
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Thought Leader Spotlights + Curated Conversations
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Break
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
(A05) Trauma-Informed School Building Design
(B05) School Meals: Upholding Zero Waste While Navigating NSLP and SBP
(C05) 8th Graders Spark a District-Wide Climate Change Initiative

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2021 Schedule at a Glance

Sponsors

Join the educators and green building leaders responsible for advancing green schools worldwide and sponsor the 2021 Green Schools Conference. For the first time, GSC will be global and virtual, 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.

This 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 on our virtual platform, 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.

View the 2021 Prospectus

Gold Sponsor

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Envirid

Silver Sponsor

Bassetti

Green Sponsors

ASSA ABLOY
Kingspan
Nestl Space


Partners

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.

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

Registration

The Green Schools Conference was held virtually on June 28-29, 2021. Purchase a Replay Pass to view all conference content on-demand until August 30.

Special Offer

Available from July 1-15, 2021

Purchase Replay Pass for $60

Includes on-demand access to the conference activities from June 28-29: education sessions with potential to earn 10+ GBCI CEUs, thought leadership moments, and keynotes through August 30, 2021.

Justification Toolkit

Attending the Green Schools Conference is an investment that will benefit not only you, but your school, district or company. The materials below offer a greater understanding of GSC and how to communicate the value it provides. Please feel free to customize and use them to request approval to attend the conference.



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