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March 2020

Sustainability & Social Justice in K-12 Schools | GSNN @ SXSW2020

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
SXSW Austin, Texas United States

Creating a culture of sustainability can instill joy and optimism at all levels in a K-12 school district. A commitment to sustainability from leadership can save costs and reduce ecological impacts; and enhance social, emotional, and physical health of all who work, learn and play in our schools. However, the potential impact on social justice is often overlooked. Join us to explore the benefits and barriers to implementing a framework at the intersection of leadership, environment and equity. Speakers BRIDGITTE…

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

March 30 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 12:00 pm EDT
Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455 United States
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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. This site seminar is designed for Executive Level and Building Level leaders who are interested in learning how sustainability can help their districts reduce expenses while decreasing their ecological footprints; improve the health and well-being of those who work, learn, and…

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May 2020

Webinar | Preparing Students for Green Careers

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-5
GSNN Online

Growth in careers within environmental and sustainability fields is expected to trend upward for the foreseeable future. It’s vital that educators prepare students to be leaders and innovators in these fields by equipping them with the skills needed to ideate, design, adapt, take risks, learn from mistakes, and collaborate with others. This webinar will feature two school districts that are giving students opportunities to hone these skills. Whitefish School District in Montana will share how their Center for Sustainability and…

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July 2020

Exploring the Legacy of Wangari Maathai in Kenya

July 14 - July 27
Kenya, Africa Kenya + Google Map

Exploring the Legacy of Wangari Maathai is a 13‐day adventure designed for educators that follows the footsteps of the 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate. This field‐based learning experience incorporates themes of cultural exchange, service-learning, and sustainability. Participants will receive transdisciplinary learning experiences that will deepen their understanding of the complexities that surround global environmental issues and inspire action. This professional learning experience provides the following opportunities: Learn about Wangari Maathai by visiting her birthplace and the foundations, institutes, and programs that…

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