#Earthday

For #EarthDay, we asked students and educators in our Catalyst Network to share a little of what green justice means to them. Here's what green justice means to @TLGJones, Green Ambassadors teacher at Environmental Charter Middle School - Inglewood.

Safe, Secure and Sustainable: A Holistic Approach to School Safety

School safety is a hot button topic and for good reason. Every child deserves to attend a school where they feel safe, accepted, and cared for. This issue of the Green School Catalyst Quarterly explores how schools and school districts can create learning environments that nurture the social-emotional and mental health of students.

GSNN’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is essential for healthy, equitable, and sustainable schools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of this year’s Healthy Schools Day and its focus on IAQ, we’ve compiled a list of resources from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Air Quality in Schools program to help schools and school districts start or build on an IAQ program.

Announcing the 2021 Green Schools Conference

After a year characterized by dramatic change, GSC is an especially timely and critical hub for the green schools community to come together to share success stories, adaptions and strategies for continuing to empower our students and create healthy, sustainable places to learn in this new landscape. 

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.

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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.

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Catalyst Quarterly

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

Meet GSNN’s Newest Board Members!

Green Schools National Network (GSNN) has added three new members to its board of directors! This new cohort of board members will support our continued growth and mission to ensure every student attends a healthy, equitable, and sustainable school.Caroline Hill,...

Green Schools Conference Program Line-up Announced

The 11th annual Green Schools Conference program is now live!   This year’s virtual conference will feature a mix of educational sessions, hosted conversations, and thought leader spotlights over the course of two half-days, June 28 – 29. Attendees can choose...

2021 Best of Green Schools Award Finalists Announced

On May 3, 2021, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), in collaboration with Green Schools National Network, announced the finalists for the 2021 Best of Green Schools Awards. The awards celebrate the leaders, educators, schools,...

Local Partnerships Introduce Boston Green Academy Students to Green Careers

By. Chamberlain Segrest A student unlocks what appears to be a shipping container parked next to the outdoor classroom at Boston Green Academy (BGA). She nods her head toward the raised beds sitting about 10 feet away and says, “Don’t worry, we still grow food the...

CHESPAX: A Thirty Year Environmental Education Partnership Along the Chesapeake Bay

By. Tom Harten What do a cypress swamp, a historical museum, and the local landfill have in common? They all serve as field trip sites for students in the Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) system. Through the CHESPAX environmental education program, students and...

GSNN’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is essential for healthy, equitable, and sustainable schools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of this year’s Healthy Schools Day and its focus on IAQ, we’ve compiled a list of resources from the U.S. Environmental...

California High School Working Toward Environmental Justice with Community Partners

By. Tyler Valdes and Liz Fitzpatrick At Hoover High School’s Sustainable Academy of Building and Engineering (SABE), science, mathematics, history, and English are woven together in a cutting-edge green career training program that includes professional mentorships,...

National Healthy Schools Day 2021

On the pandemic frontline: Annual day of advocacy for schools has never been more important What will schools look and feel like when students and staff return? Will facilities be safe and healthy? What lessons will we carry forward from this experience?   This...

Our statement in response to the CDC’s newest guidance on social distancing in elementary schools

Green School National Network (GSNN) supports all schools’ opening with precautionary measures that prioritize the safety of students, teachers, staff, faculty, and administrators. We will allow science to lead while honoring the diverse perspectives of those who...

Green Schools National Network Stands with Asian American Students and Families

Our statement on attacks against Asian Americans. #StopAAPIHate    The reprehensible attacks against Asian American communities across our country sadden us. Green Schools National Network (GSNN) stands in solidarity with Asian American students, teachers, and...

The 2021 Green Schools Conference

Registration is now open for the Green Schools Conference (GSC), hosted virtually June 28-29, 2021.  GSC convenes all the players who make green schools a reality: the people who lead, operate, build, and teach in schools. Every year, hundreds of leaders and advocates...

Rethinking Environmental Education at MEarth for the COVID-19 Era

By. Benjamin Eichorn, Jennifer Phillips, Leigh Eck, Tiffany Chung, and Nancy Vielmas The past year has been challenging for school-aged children and their parents and teachers. In this era of virtual learning, young people need to feel connected – connected to each...

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.