Green Schools National Network…Bigger and Better than Ever!

Writer and futurist Alvin Toffler once famously noted, “You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”

We’ve kept big things in mind as we have been dreaming about the future of the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) and the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo… Read More

We CONNECT practitioners with thought leaders.

GSNN works with thought leaders to gather, synthesize, generate, and report evidence-based resources that include practical tools, news, and commentary for the green, healthy, and sustainable schools community.


We provide a COMMUNITY for implementation.

GSNN’s members collaborate with each other and with other partners to share best practices, advance research, and develop strategies that can ensure that all children graduate as thoughtful and mindful citizens for the future.



All schools and school districts are green, healthy, and sustainable.



GSNN connects K-12 teachers, administrators, leaders and professionals with evidence-based resources and tools to maximize financial and natural resources; improve the health and well-being of staff and students; and prepare student with the knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.



  1. Providing visionary leadership to better identify new ideas and new ways of transforming schools and communities.
  2. Emphasizing collaboration, with the goal of strengthening, improving, and expanding sustainable learning communities
  3. Connecting educators to resources and to each other. 
  4. Fostering a growing network of like-minded individuals working together for the greater good and the greatest impact.

The Green Schools Conference & Expo

Submit your proposal or apply to become a reviewer by Oct 2. The Green Schools Conference & Expo, formerly the Green Schools National Conference, is accepting proposals from experts eager to share their knowledge and efforts to create green, healthy, sustainable... read more

Service Learning at the Heart of Greening Schools

Rob Shumer, University of Minnesota Recently the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service announced 10 cities selected to pilot Resilience AmeriCorps.  The 10 Resilience AmeriCorps cities will receive... read more

Green Classroom Tips for Back to School Success

The month of August is often known as the “dog days of summer.” For parents and their students, August is also that time when thoughts turn to back to school and the long list of supplies needed to start the school year off on the right foot. Shopping for school... read more

Gearing up for a Green(er) School Year

It’s mid-July, and as sunny summer days stretch on, teachers, principals, facilities managers, business officers and others involved in K-12 schools are already looking ahead to fall. The school year may start after Labor Day in most communities, but the planning... read more

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