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. 

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.

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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.

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...

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...

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.