Become a Network Partner

Change the World,
One School, One District at a Time

Green Schools National Network (GSNN) partners with school and district leaders through a planning and implementation cycle based on a shared goal of applying best practices as described in the GreenPrint for healthy, equitable, and sustainable schools. No matter where you are on your sustainability journey, GSNN will be your guide on the side, helping you envision where you want to go and what you need to accomplish to get there.

When you join the Network (formerly the Catalyst Network), you will gain access to a range of services including:

  • Sustainability Leadership: GSNN staff will work with you to develop and communicate a vision that centers health, equity, and sustainability and adopt practices and policies that support the vision. This includes creating a sustainability action plan, forming leadership and green teams, and developing brand awareness related to your school or district’s work.
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation: GSNN staff will work with you to identify strengths and challenges related to current health, equity, and sustainability work. Insights form the basis for creating a holistic strategic plan that prioritizes key goals and outlines actions that can be taken to reach them.
  • Data Analysis and Evaluation: GSNN staff will work with you to identify key metrics and develop a plan for measuring progress toward your goals. This includes leveraging GSNN’s suite of data analysis and evaluation tools to help you analyze and evaluate data so you can update strategies, policies, and practices to ensure alignment with your goals.
  • Sustainability-Minded Curriculum Coaching: GSNN staff will work with you to design and implement a sustainability curriculum that is standards-aligned, student-centered, and culturally relevant. This includes conducting a curriculum audit, curriculum mapping, designing model lessons, and providing staff training and professional learning opportunities.
  • Sustainable and Just Culture and Climate Coaching: GSNN staff will work with you to design and implement a culture and climate program that supports social and emotional learning and the development of sustainability mindsets. We leverage state SEL standards and help you create programs that breathe life into your vision for safe and supportive learning environments. This includes framing values; assessing the efficacy of current programs; co-creating and designing community based programs, and providing staff training and professional learning opportunities.

We Partner With:

  • Superintendents who have a shared vision for academic success and developing students who are prepared to co-create a sustainable future
  • Principals who exhibit support and enthusiasm for creating healthy, equitable, and sustainable learning environments
  • Curriculum & Instruction Leaders who have flexibility in curriculum, instruction, pedagogies, and professional development
  • Facilities and Operations Leaders who are open to creating, improving, maintaining, and learning from green school buildings and grounds to minimize environmental impact and foster environmental justice

Case Studies

Green Schools Case Study - Boulder Valley School District

Boulder Valley School District

Working with GSNN, BVSD created a five-year sustainability action plan that goes beyond operations to integrate green school best practices across the entire school system.
Prairie Crossing Charter School Case Study

Prairie Crossing Charter School

PCCS developed a five-year action plan, together with GSNN, that would guide them through the curriculum redesign process.
Green Schools Case Study - Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Virgina Beach City Public Schools

VBCPS refocused its priorities on building assets, transportation, and food thanks to the work done during a sustainability leadership summit in collaboration with GSNN.
Prairie Crossing Charter School Case Study

Wayside Schools

Wayside adopted sustainability practices to help them operate more efficiently and reduce costs.
Zuni Public Schools Cast Study

Zuni Public Schools

With GSNN’s help, ZPS is creating resources, structures, and systems that support the teaching of SEL and 4PBL.

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Join the waitlist to become a partner for the 2023-24 school year