Announcing the 2021 Green Schools Summits

Green Schools National Network and The Center for Green Schools will be hosting the 2021 Green Schools Summits – four virtual summits specifically designed for school leaders, educators, building industry professionals, and facilities and sustainability leaders. 

Bring Green Justice

Funds raised through GSNN will strengthen and expand the programs at our model schools and allow GSNN to document the curriculum so it can be replicated in other schools across the country. 

The Path Forward: Why Whole School Sustainability Matters in a COVID-19 World

In this special issue of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterlywe explore the vital role that green, healthy, and sustainable schools will play in a COVID-19 world and why education for sustainability is an investment in the future of education.

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.

Rethinking School Transportation for a Sustainable Future

In the Summer 2020 Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, learn how Safe Routes to School programs and innovations in school transportation systems are changing the way we think about the daily commute to school.

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healthy, sustainable K-12 schools

Schools and Districts

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

Membership

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Catalyst Quarterly

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

Taking Students into the Forest

By. Christine Heinrichs   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #119, Spring 2019. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

Lions, Tigers, and STEM…Oh My! Work-Based Learning Comes to Life at Zoo Academy

By. Jackie Halsey and Dr. Elizabeth Mulkerrin Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has been a strong and active partner in education for over 40 years, educating 2.1 million visitors annually. The zoo is a leader in informal and formal education, pioneering many...

GSNN’s Black History Month Book List

As the past year has encouraged more reflection on the divisive race relations in this country, we want to take a moment to uplift positive stories and celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans during Black History Month. We hope to remind our supporters that...

Environmental Education Comes to Life at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

By. Veronica Frehm Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park (Friends) is a citizen support organization formed to support the only state park in Palm Beach County (PBC), Florida – John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (MacBeach). Friends realizes the importance of learning...

The New Tremont Experience: Making Essential Learning Connections in the Outdoors During COVID-19

By. John DiDiego What is Tremont Institute? “I wish school could be like this all the time.” – student quote This quote, more than any data, outcomes, or metrics, captures the essence of what we hope for students and teachers who participate in our school programs at...

Feeding the Future: Redefining the Student Dining Experience in Austin, Texas

By. Lindsey Bradley What comes to mind when you think of food in school? For many of us, our perceptions reflect childhood memories or misconceptions. Today, school districts across the country are shifting their efforts to innovate the student dining experience,...

Where Does Our Food Come From?

By. Susan Rauchwerk   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #114, Fall 2017. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

Staying Rooted: MUSE School Students Make Connections Between Soil and Food During Remote Learning

By. Rick Perillo Last January, lunch at MUSE School in Calabasas, California reflected our school values. Students would line up for a plant-based lunch that included a main course and a salad bar full of organic vegetables, nuts and seeds, and local seasonal fruit....

Capital City Public Charter School Cultivates Food and Culture with Edible Forest Garden

By. Ryoko Yamamoto School gardens are popping up at schools across the United States, and for good reason. These “outdoor classrooms” nourish students’ minds and bodies by serving up delicious produce for school meals and snacks, as well as lessons in math, science,...

Cooking Up a Passion for Local Food: Farm to Table Class Introduces Students to Maine’s Agricultural Bounty

By. Jennifer Crandall Sometimes the best things are right in your own backyard.  I took over the Family and Consumer Science position at Mount Desert Island High School in Bar Harbor, Maine a few years ago after spending 20 years teaching in alternative...

Stormwater Stewards

By. Steve Braun, Ted Hart, and Kirk Ordway   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #101, Winter 2013 – 2014. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

One Water, One Amazing School: Texas Elementary School Embodies Water Conservation Inside and Out

By. Nick Dornak The Texas IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Many quaint, small towns that once dotted the area’s landscape – well-known for the Balcones Escarpment, an eye-catching geologic...

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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.