February 10, 2020

GSNN Webinar: Embedding SEL in School Climate and Culture

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is recognized as a critical component of student learning. This webinar will feature two New Mexico schools that are actively deepening their SEL practice and tracking impact.

March 30 - 31, 2020

Site Seminar

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 of Sustainability Leadership:  A Road Map for Driving Innovation Through the Triple Bottom Line.

March 9th 2020

Panel Discussion

Join us to explore the benefits and barriers to implementing a framework at the intersection of leadership, environment and equity during our panel discussion at SXSW 2020.

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.

Bridging the Gap between Experiential Education and Environmental Advocacy with Outdoor Field Experiences

By. Eleva Potter Situated on 12,000 acres of land in northern Wisconsin with access to eight lakes and 20 miles of trail, Conserve School is an idyllic place for young people who are looking to make a deep connection with nature. The private, nonprofit boarding school...

GSNN Educator’s Toolbox: Events, Professional Development, Resources, Grants, and Awards for January 2020

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...

Stewardship in Appalachia

By. Jennifer L. Weible and Heather Toomey Zimmerman   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #110, Summer 2016. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

There is “Something In The Water” in Virginia Beach

This article about the March 2020 Virginia Beach City Public Schools site seminar is authored by Tim Cole, Sustainability Officer for Virginia Beach City Public Schools This coming April, Pharrell Williams will host the second annual Something In The Water (SITW)...

Notes from the Field: An Elementary District Describes Three Shifts in Supporting the Practice of Fieldwork

By. Dr. Andrée Grey There’s no question that real work and research makes for more engaging learning. That’s never more obvious than when we put students at the center of a problem in a place that evokes curiosity and creativity for fieldwork. In Encinitas Union...

School of Environmental Studies Winter Unit Fosters Stewardship, Deeper Appreciation for the Natural World

By. Hillary Wackman How can you care about what you don’t know? This is a fundamental question for K-12 educators who hope to foster stewardship of the natural world in an already packed curriculum. At the School of Environmental Studies (SES), we operate with the...

Engaging Youth as Citizens Through Service-Learning

By. Amy Meuers, National Youth Leadership Council Despite recent civic action by young people, a June 2018 report by the Democracy Project doesn't shed a positive light on the state of our Union. Democracy is facing its most significant challenge of recent years....

K-12 Cafeterias are Spaces of Civic Engagement for Kids and Cooks

By. Jennifer Gaddis and Melissa Terry John Dewey, the famed Progressive Era educator, was convinced that food held the potential to teach children about more than just nutrition. He saw school gardens as a pedagogically powerful platform for connecting children to...

GSNN Educator’s Toolbox: Events, Professional Development, Resources, Grants, and Awards for December 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...

Venturing Beyond the School

By. Salvatore Vascellaro   Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher #110, Summer 2016. Learn more about Green Teacher’s nonprofit magazine and books at www.greenteacher.com.

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...

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. 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.