A Sustainable Network Starts With You

Before 2019 ends, help us reach our goal of $20,000 by December 31st. 

March 30 - 31, 2020

Join Green Schools National Network and 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Award recipient Virginia Beach City Public Schools for a 1.5 day exploration ofSustainability Leadership:  A Road Map for Driving Innovation Through the Triple Bottom Line.

Leading Green Schools Online Course

Want to learn more about whole school sustainability? Green Schools National Network and Auburn University have co-developed the first online learning resource for education leaders who aspire to lead with sustainability in mind.

July 14, 2020 - July 27, 2020

GSNN Goes to Kenya! Join us on a 13‐day adventure designed for educators that follows the footsteps of the 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate. 

Leading the movement in creating green,
healthy, sustainable K-12 schools

Schools and Districts

GSNN identifies schools and districts in every state that are leading the charge to become green, healthy sustainability models.

Membership

Show your support for transformational change for green schools everywhere.

Catalyst Quarterly

The only peer reviewed publication dedicated to green, healthy, sustainable K-12 schools.

Civic Environmental Science in Urban Schools

By. Constance Flanagan, Erin Gallay, and Ethan Lowenstein “This is me, I'm giving back to my community, bettering it. I should keep this up. I go home and started planting trees. Worked with my neighbors, they came out cause they found it interesting that I was doing...

Taking the TREK to Academic Learning and Civic Engagement

By. Susan A. Abravanel “High-quality, school-based civic learning fosters civic knowledge, skills, and attitudes; promotes civic equality; builds 21st Century skills; improves school climate and lowers school drop-out rates.” (Guilfoile and Delander, 2014, p. 5) For...

GSNN Educator’s Toolbox: Events, Professional Development, Resources, Grants, and Awards for November 2019

Events and Competitions 2020 Green Schools Conference and Expo The eleventh annual Green Schools Conference and Expo will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon, March 2 – 4, 2020. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and network with...

Roots of Diversity: Growing Culturally Significant Plants in the Classroom

By. Allan Foster   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #81, Summer 2007. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

Support the Green Schools Movement this #GivingTuesday

Mark your calendar for GivingTuesday - a global day of giving - on December 3, 2019. This annual event celebrates our collective capacity to do good, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.  This year, we are...

Transforming Green and Sustainable Schools Curriculum Using Ethnic Studies Pedagogy

By. Jessica Diaz, Sara Diaz-Montejano, Connie Lau, and Francisco McCurry, Environmental Charter Schools Historically, mainstream environmentalism has informed environmental movements, such as the green schools movement. Yet, mainstream environmentalism has roots in...

Global Green Education at Centreville Elementary School

By. Josh Douds, Centreville Elementary School Developing Ethical and Global Citizens is what teachers and schools are tasked with at Fairfax County Public Schools. It is one of the five Portrait of a Graduate skills we hope to instill in our students by the time they...

Celebrating Diversity is Not Enough

By. Susan Santone Celebrate diversity: This familiar phrase invites us to find joy in our uniqueness, inspiring many a workshop, T-shirt, poster, and bumper sticker. But there’s one thing diversity isn’t: a solution to educational inequities. That takes structural...

GSNN Educator’s Toolbox: Events, Professional Development, Resources, Grants, and Awards for October 2019

Events and Competitions 2020 Green Schools Conference and Expo The eleventh annual Green Schools Conference and Expo will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon, March 2 – 4, 2020. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and network with...

Butterflies and Biomimicry

By. Karen McDonald   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #99, Spring 2013. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

Submit Your Nomination for the 2020 Best of Green Schools Awards

Green Schools National Network is excited to partner again with the Center for Green Schools at USGBC to co-present the Best of Green Schools 2020. The Best of Green Schools celebrates the hard work being done—by people, schools, campuses, and organizations—to...

Bringing Biomimicry to Oak Park: One Approach to Integrating Biomimicry into the K-12 Curriculum

By. Winnie Litten, Oak Park High School I first fell in love with biomimicry while attending a county-wide science leadership meeting in February 2017. I was there in my capacity as science department chair at Oak Park High School in California’s Oak Park Unified...

Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly is a peer reviewed digital magazine that highlights evidence-based practices for replication in green, healthy, sustainable schools. It explores issues in-depth, including qualitative and quantitative research, and includes columns that report on and explore emergent issues.

Membership

GSNN’s membership program is designed for leaders (like you!) who use sustainability to drive innovation in their classrooms, schools, or school districts. As a member of the program, you will learn from and be inspired by the people who are transforming schools across the country.

Catalyst Schools and Districts

The Catalyst Network works with schools and school districts to document and replicate best practices that demonstrate how sustainability is driving innovation in K-12 education. This project is designed to demonstrate how educators are thinking beyond current models of high stakes tests and evaluation to engage faculty, staff, and students in problem solving, systems thinking, deep conceptual understanding, creativity, and innovation to implement sustainability initiatives.