The month of December bring to mind jingle bells, festive celebrations, and the ringing in of a brand new year. It also ushers in the start of registration for the 2017 Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE). That’s right! Registration for next year’s conference is open and I hope you will make plans to join us in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Peachtree Plaza from March 21 – 22 for two full days of learning and collaboration to support our shared mission of equitable, healthy, and high-performing schools.


The 2017 conference promises to be a great one with a dynamic schedule of speakers and education sessions, as well as an innovative exhibitor marketplace:

  • Speakers: The nation’s education, environmental, and business leaders will take the stage to motivate, inspire, and teach our community.
  • Program: Attendees will be engaged through a great series of “how-to” sessions, breakout sessions, and speed greening sessions presented by practitioners and thought leaders from across the country.
  • Exhibitors: At the Exhibit Hall, attendees will discover new products and services vital to their careers, while forging relationships with vendors and service providers that will last well beyond the conference. It’s a must-see destination, showcasing the best of the green schools community.


There are a variety of conference registration packages available to bets fit your needs.  If you register before January 27, 2017, you will qualify for the Early Bird Rate and save $100 on registration.  Looking to treat yourself to a last minute Christmas or Hanukkah gift? Consider this: GSNN members can register at the conference’s Early Bird Rate no matter when they sign up.   Not a member yet? Now is a perfect time to join! Check out this link for more information about membership.


In addition, we’ve negotiated and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Atlanta affordable. The standard conference rate is $209 per night plus taxes and fees and the government employee rate is $148 per night plus taxes and fees. To qualify for the government rate you must be a government employee and present your government ID/credentials upon check-in.


This rate is only available until February 27, 2017, so be sure to reserve your room today! The special conference rate is valid from March 20-23, 2017.


Like the holiday season, GSCE is a time to reconnect with friends and colleagues, share stories, and dream about future possibilities. Register today and secure your spot to attend the premier event for green school leaders who are committed to advancing a shared vision of healthy, high-performing green schools. I look forward to seeing you in Atlanta in March!