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Out and About with Jenny Seydel: Taking the Green Schools Movement on the Road

The Green Schools Conference and Expo may be over, but my work with Green Schools National Network (GSNN) is a year-round job that takes me across the United States (and abroad!) to meet and learn about the people, places, and programs who define the green schools...
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New Education for Sustainability Benchmarks Developed to Guide Adoption, Implementation

By. Jaimie Cloud, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education   Why, What, and Where are the Education for Sustainability Benchmarks? Seventeen years into the 21st Century, educators and decision makers on the ground need to be able to trust that what they are...
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GSNN Launches PD Collaborative, Unveils Catalog with Summer 2017 Offerings

For the better part of the last year, Green Schools National Network (GSNN) has been going back to its roots: assuming a greater role as a convener and distributor of green school best practices, resources, and knowledge through its revamped GreenNotes newsletter,...
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Interdisciplinary Approaches for Teaching Climate — Calculating Your School’s GHG Emissions

By. Megan Arnold and Peter Crownfield   Climate change is in the news, and we’ve seen huge marches for science and climate action. In many schools, however, global warming and climate change have been largely ignored, except for brief discussions in some science...
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Engaging and Empowering Teens to Create Sustainable Schools: Rochester Youth Climate Leaders Show the Way

 By. Chris Dolgos   How do you convince 90 tweens, teens, and their teachers to willingly give up a sunny, spring Sunday to chart a course for more sustainable and climate-friendly schools? You create an event they can’t say no to! On April 9, 2017, the Rochester...
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An Organic Approach to Bringing Place-Based Education Innovations to Scale

By. Gregory A. Smith, Professor Emeritus, Lewis & Clark College   One of the difficulties faced by all educational innovators is the issue of dissemination and the challenge of bringing new ideas and approaches to scale. Without some breadth of practice, it...
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