Advancing sustainable schools for all

June 2021

The Green Schools Conference (GSC) is the only national event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools.

This year the Green Schools Conference will convene virtually over three half-days of programming, featuring inspiring keynotes, interactive education sessions and engaging peer group networking opportunities.

The conference will address topics such as design for sustainability education and social equity, healthy schools and COVID response, empowering student leadership, achieving climate commitments, and much more. Whether you are a teacher, school or district staff, educational leader, parent, student, building industry professional, or non-profit partner, the Green Schools Conference is the premier opportunity to learn and engage.

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More Ways to Engage: Green School Summits

Our communities need schools that address the most pressing concerns for our future as they educate young leaders. Come together with professionals in your field to learn new strategies, gain inspiration from our green school community, and inform the next chapter of the movement.

For questions on the summits, contact

Summit for School Leaders

February 4-5, 2021

Join school and district leaders from around the globe to share strategies for leading toward greener, healthier, and inspiring schools that engage students in meaningful experiences that drive achievement across the board.


Summit for Educators

February 12-13, 2021

Connect with other classroom educators to share practical steps to integrating sustainability education into classroom content and daily practice, engaging students in learning and in making positive change in their communities.


Summit for Building Industry Professionals

February 18-19, 2021

Dive deeper into the future of green schools through an engaging dialogue about how design should effectively respond to and enable sustainability education and how building industry professionals can help schools live into the promise of greener schools.


Summit for Facilities and Sustainability Leaders

February 24-25, 2021

With like-minded school staff, share best practices for creating and maintaining learning environments that are healthier for students, teachers, and the planet while gaining strategies to connect your important work to the classroom.


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The Green Schools Conference will launch a Call for Proposals and a Call for Speakers in late January 2021. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when the calls open.

At GSCE 2020, attendees discovered strategies and solutions that strengthen our schools and communities. Education, environmental, and business leaders shared current challenges, set future goals and shared best practices to advance green schools for all.

The landscape has changed significantly in the past year. The virtual Green Schools Conference in June 2021 will provide an unmatched opportunity for green school leaders to reconvene to share new ideas and strategies for advancing environmental and sustainability literacy and transforming schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn.

For questions regarding the GSCE Program, please email

View our 2020 keynote speakers

2021 Schedule at a Glance

June 2021

The program will take place over three consecutive half-days. More details coming soon.


Join the educators and green building leaders responsible for advancing green schools worldwide and sponsor the 2021 Green Schools Conference. For the first time, GSC will be global and virtual, greatly expanding upon the hundreds of educators and decision-makers who have gathered at GSC for inspiring programming and networking for the last ten years.

This the only conference uniting three groups vital to the success of green schools:

Academic (School Leaders, Teachers, Parents and Non-profit Partners)
Operations (General School or District Administrators, Facilities Operations Management)
Building design & construction (Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Product Suppliers)

Green Schools Conference sponsors enjoy prominent branding on our virtual platform, in education sessions, and through unique networking events. As a sponsor, you can engage with sustainability leaders and demonstrate your support for healthy, high-performing schools, all while empowering the green leaders of tomorrow.

The 2021 prospectus is coming soon. For more information, signal your interest here or contact Kasey Page at


The Green Schools Conference thrives on the collaboration and partnership of supporting organizations nationwide. GSC is produced by the Center for Green Schools at USGBC in partnership with Green Schools National Network.

View our 2020 partners


The Green Schools Conference will be held virtually in June 2021 over three half-days of programming. Registration will open in March 2021, with early bird rates applicable through May 14, 2021. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when registration opens.

Conference Pass

Early Bird Regular
(after May 14)
PreK-12 School or District/Government/Nonprofit Employee $85 $100
Member $105 $125
Nonmember $120 $140

For information on the summits taking place in February 2021, please visit each summit’s registration page:

Justification Toolkit

Attending the Green Schools Conference is an investment that will benefit not only you, but your school, district or company. The materials below offer a greater understanding of GSC and how to communicate the value it provides. Please feel free to customize and use them to request approval to attend the conference.