The Green Market Oracle is proud to once again be an outreach sponsor for Green Schools and Community College Summits and Expo which will take place from September 27-28, 2012. The Green California Schools Summit and the Green California Community Colleges Summit, will take place concurrently at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
California’s community colleges are the largest system of higher education in the nation. Not only are they essential to California’s push to develop green jobs and green businesses, many are working to ensure that their facilities reflect best practices in green building, energy management and resource conservation. These programs offer students the possibility of hands-on exposure to new technologies and provide local communities with models of sustainability in practice.
The Green California Community Colleges Summit provides a forum for innovations in technology policy and practice. In 2012, the Summit will be held in conjunction with the Green California Schools Summit, giving registrants access to additional education sessions and a larger Expo!
Each conference will have its own complete education program, with seminars, full-day workshops, tours and special events addressing best practices in advancing sustainability at their campuses, schools and districts.
The vibrant education programs will have a strong focus on innovative financing mechanisms for energy efficiency, renewable energy and other green building projects. Green curriculum and new aspects of workforce development, along with ways to engage students in green campus projects will also be addressed. Attendees who register for educational sessions at one event will have access to the sessions, workshops and panels at both Summits.
The two events will share a single Expo, featuring over 100 booths and an array of special events. They will also share a General Session with keynote and featured speakers and the popular Green Schools and Community Colleges Leadership Awards reception and ceremony.
At the green schools summit on September 28th, there will be a full-day workshop on California’s landmark Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum. The Green Curriculum Institute, for teachers, curriculum supervisors and other educators, will provide hands-on instruction on the classroom use of the EEI’s 85 units, which are aligned with science and history-social science academic standards. A limited number of scholarships are available for this event.
Among the many offerings in the community colleges education program will be a full-day workshop on a unique green workforce and environmental science program, DEEP (Developing Energy Efficiency Professionals), which has been running with great success as a pilot program at three community colleges, and is now ready to be scaled up with support from the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and Southern California Edison and other partners. DEEP engages students through paid internships and hands-on experience with campus-based projects.
Readers of the Green Market Oracle will receive a 20% discount if they enter the code GRMARKET (all caps) when registering. For information or to register click here.
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