The Green Schools Conference & Expo is the premier education and engagement opportunity for teachers, parents, students, school and district staff, educational leaders, building industry professionals, non-profit partners and others who are passionate about the future of green schools throughout the country and around the world.

Collaboration and innovation are necessary ingredients to transform schools into healthier, more sustainable places to learn, work and play. Leaders and advocates come together each year to work toward making visible, measurable and lasting progress toward the three pillars of green schools: environmental impact, health impact and environmental and sustainability literacy.

The 2017 conference — which took place March 21-22 in Atlanta, Georgia — focused on key opportunities for sustainability to address social equity challenges in school systems and the crucial role that healthy, sustainable schools play in strengthening communities to make a positive difference for our children’s futures.

GSCE is presented by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN). The GSCE Steering Committee and Program Working Group play an active role in the development and delivery of educational programming intended to meet GSCE attendees' needs.

Steering Committee


Anisa Heming, Center for Green Schools at USGBC
Jenny Seydel, Green Schools National Network

Steering Committee

Francine Locke and Megan Garner, The School District of Philadelphia
Tim Cole, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Ghita Carroll, Boulder Valley School District
Jason Hartke, Department of Energy
Brian Dunbar, Colorado State University
Sharon Jaye, Green Schools Alliance
Jaimie Cloud, The Cloud Institute
David Sobel, Antioch University
Stephany Mason, Collaborative for High Performance Schools
Kim Martinez, National Wildlife Federation
Leesa Carter and Courtney Kimmel, Captain Planet Foundation

Program Working Group
Kristin Anderson, Shaw Inc 
Leesa Carter, Captain Planet Foundation 
Arlae Castellanos, Green Schools Alliance 
Andrea Falken, Colorado Department of Education 
Erin Green, Performance Services, Inc; Green Schools National Network 
Garfield Jennifer, Boulder Valley School District 
Laurel Mattrey, Seattle Public Schools 
April Nowak, EPA 
Gretel Pavao, Slavens School 
Farah Wissinger
Anna Young, Colorado Department of Education 


For specific conference questions:

Education program: program@greenschoolsconference.org
Expo and general information: info@greenschoolsconference.org
Registration: gsce@ce.uoregon.edu
Sponsorship: lbowers@usgbc.org