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.

Back to School with Safer Choice

by Linda Rutsch, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Safer Choice Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency   I’ve been fortunate that much of my career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has involved working with schools. My two daughters are... read more

Applications due August 19 for School District Scholarships

This blog post was originally posted on The Center for Green School’s blog on July 29, 2016.  Click here to view the original post. The Center for Green Schools wants to support your school district in successfully implementing whole-school sustainability,... read more

Making the Case for Student Achievement in Green Schools

At the 2012 Green Schools National Conference, the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) hosted our first series of Solution Summits that covered a wide-range of contemporary green schools issues.  One of these Solution Summits was entitled, “Making the Case:... read more

The Green Way to Get Smart

By Anne Vilen, EL Education   Educators and policymakers alike acknowledge that sustainability education is good for the planet, but there is less consensus on how developing informed environmental advocates impacts achievement.  EL Education schools—a network of... read more

Place-Based Education and Authentic Student Achievement

By. Stephen Sugg, Housing Assistance Council (Washington D.C.)   It was 2002.  President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Law and schools across the country, especially those serving low-income students, adjusted accordingly.  Curriculum... read more