Our Vision

Every child attends a healthy, equitable, and sustainable school.

Our Mission

GSNN works across the country to transform schools so that they can prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s sustainability leaders.

Who We Are

Since 2007, Green Schools National Network (GSNN) has used a holistic approach in its work with schools, districts, organizations, and individual educators to transform schools from good to green. We do this by providing resources, coaching, and partnering opportunities that support the hard work and heart work of creating healthy, equitable, and sustainable schools. Our work is informed by our GreenPrint, a framework for whole-school transformation that covers best practices in leadership, curriculum and instruction, culture and climate, and facilities and operations.

Our Story

The principals, superintendents, and teachers who founded GSNN envisioned an organization that would connect passionate educators, individuals, and organizations with the common goal of ensuring that future generations can thrive on a living planet. Since then, we have created a broad and energetic network of PreK-12 teachers, leaders, and professionals who learn from each other and are blazing a trail into a sustainable future. We have expanded our resources to include an updated version of our GreenPrint framework for whole-school transformation, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focused on research and best practices for the whole school and whole district, and the GreenNotes blog, which highlights best practices in healthy, equitable, and sustainable schools. We have also developed a robust spectrum of services, delivered on-site and virtually, to provide expert professional development for teachers and long-term coaching for school and district leaders engaged in whole-school transformation.

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