Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

The Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly (GSCQ) is only publication dedicated to the advancement of green, healthy, sustainable K-12 schools. GSCQ is a peer reviewed, high interest digital magazine that highlights evidence-based practices for replication in green, healthy, sustainable schools. GSCQ explores issues in-depth, including qualitative and quantitative research, and includes columns that report on and explore emergent issues.

GSCQ is just one piece of GSNN’s effort to gather, synthesize, generate, and report evidence-based resources that include practical tools, news, and commentary for the green, healthy, and sustainable schools community. GSNN also produces a monthly, topic driven e-newsletter, GreenNotes; publishes a weekly blog post on its website; and is active on social media (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn).  In 2017, GSNN launched a network of schools committed to a rigorous research, evaluation and dissemination project that will empower schools and school leaders to tell their stories of transformation.

 

Goals of GSCQ

  • Publish high quality original content representing advancements in the knowledge base of green, healthy, sustainable schools;
  • Provide a forum for critical evaluations of innovations and controversies within the green schools movement;
  • Provide a forum for discussion of sustainability as the driver of innovation in education; and
  • Provide information about national and international developments affecting green, healthy, sustainable schools.

 

Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly Content

Because best practices that support green, healthy, sustainable schools can transform the management, operations and instructional practices in schools and school districts, GSCQ focuses on deepening our understanding of how the triple bottom line of sustainability can be leveraged by preK-12 to:

  • Increase Student Achievement;
  • Improve Health and Well Being;
  • Improve Learning for Sustainability; and
  • Improve Ecological Systems

Every issue of GSCQ features articles that demonstrate the crosscutting nature of these themes and the impact they have on the physical, social, emotional, and academic performance of all who work and learn in preK-12 schools. Articles include a balance of case studies, research, and practical application from varied perspectives. GSCQ also features columns that focus on emergent topics and are written by thought leaders, teachers, school principals, district superintendents, and students.

 

Distribution

Sponsors of GSCQ increase our capacity to advance the green schools movement by widening the distribution of the magazine. As we negotiate additional communication outlets within the preK-12 community, we expect to reach more than 50,000 teachers, principals, and superintendents in the first two years of publication. Within five years, GSCQ will be available to teachers and leaders in all 14,000 school districts and 133,000 schools in the United States.