The Green Schools National Network has created a “culture of collaboration,” as a result of year-round networking and partnerships, and through an annual national conference. We bring together like-minded people committed to the creation and support of healthy, green and sustainable schools.
As the only national conference bringing together experts and stakeholders to influence sustainability throughout K-12 schools and school districts, the annual Green Schools National Conference has grown in terms of attendance and scope. Colleagues who share their passion and offer their own green schools experiences are put together in a true collaborative event with thought leaders and early adopters of green school best practices. Attendees are passionate about transforming schools and the way they operate. The annual conference is designed to allow attendees to learn about creative strategies for success and to take home real-life tools that can transform schools.
Our recent conference in Sacramento continued our modus operandi in planning these annual events. Our planning process not only attracts ‘green’ advocates from across the country, but we work to include local green school representatives, advocates, and support organizations based in and around the conference venue. In California, we worked closely with HealthCorps and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools in developing programming and showcasing success stories that would inspire and motivate conferees.
As one of the largest green school gatherings in the nation, the Green Schools National Conference brings together up to 1,200 like-minded people committed to the creation and support of healthy, green and sustainable schools. Thought leaders and early adopters of green school best practices mingle with conferees from K-12 schools across the US. All are eager to share ideas and successful strategies, but also want to learn about potential partnerships, and healthy, sustainability products, services, and educational materials and other tools to help them succeed in the green school space.
Products and Services Represented at GSNC:
Assessment & Testing
Associations & Public Organizations
Colleges, Universities and Distance Education
Commissioning & Energy Services
Electric and Natural Gas Utility
Energy Savings/Heating,Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Environment Focused/Sustainability Education Programs
Sustainable Books, Magazines, Printed Materials
Green Architecture/Facility Designs
Green Banking and Finance
Green Building Technology
Green Careers and Workforce
Green Commercial Services/Products
Green Construction Services
Green Flooring/Wall Covering/Roofing
Green Fundraising Programs and Services
Green Modular Systems
Environmentally Sound Office and School Supplies
Health and Wellness
Recycling and Composting/Recycled Products
Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Geothermal)
Stewardship Service Learning
GSNN was founded in 2007 as a 501c3 to advance the national green, healthy and sustainable schools movement by connecting like-minded and passionate education, non-profit, corporate and public sector individuals and organizations. GSNN supports local, regional and national professional development opportunities that enhance the quantity and quality of green, healthy and sustainable schools across the nation.