Charles Eisenstein is an author and speaker who examines the unspoken narratives that direct our society and our lives. On March 1, Einstein’s keynote, “Ecology in Design, Practice and Consciousness,” will kick off the final day of the 2023 Green Schools Conference and cover the close connections between building and teaching, construction and curriculum, and the shift in the cultural belief systems that contain all of these.
The keynote complements the preceding two days of Peer Cohort learning with interdisciplinary education sessions highlighting topics such as health and well-being, whole school and district sustainability, and environmental and sustainability literacy. Sessions will provide attendees with tangible strategies to implement in schools and districts.
Attendees can receive up to three GBCI continuing education units and have the choice of one of four education sessions throughout the day:
Morning sessions—March 1
- Beyond COVID-19: Improving Indoor Air Quality Is Here to Stay
- Partnerships for Green Workforce/Leadership Development
- Integrating Watershed Curriculum, Greenscapes and Sustainability
- Food Forests for Schools to Enhance Ecosystems and Sustainable Goals
Afternoon sessions—March 1
- Student-driven Decarbonization
- Green Schools Challenge: Increasing Environmental Literacy
- The Road to Reusables for Climate, Health and Sustainability
- Whole District Sustainability: Leading with Equity, Joy and Well-Being
- Electrifying School Kitchens: Building Decarbonization Pathways
- 1 Goal, 2 Paths: Environmental Literacy Capacity-building in Virginia
- Establishing Green Schools Programs in Urban School Districts
GSC 2023 will also include the presentation of the Best of Green Schools Awards, which are co-presented with the Green Schools National Network and celebrate the leaders— individuals, schools, campuses and organizations—advancing our shared vision of green schools. The call for nominations closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 28.