The Green Schools National Network

Who We Are

The Green Schools National Network, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2008, works with educators, government and non-governmental organizations and agencies, as well as private partners to create broad-based initiatives and successful strategies aimed at fostering healthy, sustainable K-12 schools across the United States. Founded by principals, superintendents, and teachers, GSNN is devoted to accelerating student achievement through the implementation of green, healthy and sustainable practices as outlined in our GreenPrint® for Green, Healthy, and Sustainable Schools.

Our Vision

All schools and school districts are green, healthy, and sustainable.

Our Mission

GSNN provides K-12 teachers, administrators, leaders and professionals with evidence-based resources and tools to maximize financial and natural resources; improve the health and well-being of staff and students; and prepare students with the knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.

GSNN Core Values

  1. Providing visionary leadership to better identify new ideas and new ways of transforming schools and communities.
  2. Emphasizing collaboration, with the goal of strengthening, improving, and expanding sustainable learning communities
  3. Connecting educators to resources and to each other.
  4. Fostering a growing network of like-minded individuals working together for the greater good and the greatest impact.



GSNN identifies schools and districts in every state that are leading the charge.


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Seminars & Events

Check out the Green Schools National Network  Calendar of upcoming events.

Leading Green Schools

Green Schools National Network and Auburn University have co-developed the first online learning resource with sustainability in mind.

Professional Services

Designed to help schools and school districts adopt sustainability practices that align with their strategic goals.

PD Collaborative

We have scanned the landscape to invite a select group of professional development providers to join a PD Collaborative.


Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

The only peer reviewed publication dedicated to the advancement of green, healthy, sustainable K-12 schools


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Areas of Focus

Education/Professional Development

GSNN supports local, regional and national professional development opportunities that enhance the quantity and quality of green and healthy schools across the nation.  These opportunities include the annual Green Schools National Conference and audience-specific seminars in collaboration with other national partners.


GSNN will develop and maintain a robust website and online newsletter for sharing information and resources about all aspects of green and healthy schools.


GSNN supports opportunities for schools, non-profit organizations, corporations and the public sector to network and collaborate through local, regional and national meetings hosted by the GSNN and other national partners.


GSNN works with other national partners to evaluate policy and advocacy efforts that support healthy, sustainable schools that advance student achievement for the 21st century.


GSNN works with other national partners and researchers to coordinate a rigorous research and evaluation agenda of green and healthy schools initiatives that can inform the development of best practices for healthy growth and development and academic achievement.