Registration is now open for the 2021 Green Schools Conference (GSC), hosted virtually June 28–29. GSC convenes all the players who make green schools a reality: the people who lead, operate, build and teach in schools. Every year, hundreds of leaders and advocates come together 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.
After a year characterized by dramatic change, GSC is an especially timely and critical hub for the green schools community to come together to share success stories, adaptions and strategies for continuing to empower our students and create healthy, sustainable places to learn in this new landscape.
This year’s program will include:
- Mainstage programming: Hear from inspiring keynote speakers and participate in a student-designed session geared toward empowering youth sustainability leaders.
- Education sessions: Learn about practical strategies for healthy schools and pandemic response, building design for sustainability education, expanding learning environments beyond school walls, and much more, and collaborate with presenters and fellow attendees on actionable solutions.
- Peer-to-peer networking: Hear from leading experts on priority topics facing the green schools community—such as incorporating sustainability into everyday curriculum or designing for social equity—and join peer breakout groups to discuss your experiences and ideas.
- Award ceremony: Celebrate winners of the Best of Green Schools and Green Apple Awards.
Register by May 14 to save up to 15% with early bird pricing. Registration includes access to two days of live event programming plus access to a post-event library of on-demand recordings of the live sessions.
Special rates are available for employees of PreK–12 schools or districts, the government or nonprofits. GSC is also offering community scholarships to those who would otherwise not be able to attend, due to financial barriers. Scholarship applications are due May 21.