The 9th annual Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition will be held October 29 – 31, 2015, at the Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green Street in Pasadena California. The Green Market Oracle is once again proud to be an outreach partner for this important event.
This is the first and largest green schools event in California it offers insights into achieving the full range of benefits associated with a high performance green school. Among the benefits are cost savings that can free up funds for core needs and improved student performance. Districts that have made a strong commitment to sustainability have also earned respect and gratitude from the communities they serve.
Through an Expo featuring green products and services, concurrent education sessions, keynote presentations and an annual Leadership Awards program, the Summit offers a unique opportunity to discover what’s new, what is working and what is on the horizon.
There is broad consensus that the actions we take in next decade will play a crucial role in the long-term prospects for a healthy, livable planet.
Schools are uniquely poised to open the door to a greener future. They will likely be the first place most students encounter determined efforts to conserve energy and water or to reduce waste. They can help students understand the relationships between human needs and activities and the ecosystems on which all life forms depend.
California has long been on the leading edge of the green schools movement; it was here that the nation’s first green building rating program for K-12 schools was created. Through the Education and the Environment Initiative, the state created the country’s first K-12 environmental literacy curriculum.
The Summit provides a unique opportunity for leaders from the nation’s largest public education system to discover new ways to create healthy, efficient learning environments.
A media favorite who has been called “the prophet of California climate,” Bill Patzert is known as one of the West’s most influential individuals in regard to water issues. He is regularly seen on local and national television representing NASA and JPL.
Make sure to see the article titled, “Comprehensive Green School Information and Resources.” It contains links to over 300 articles covering everything you need to know about sustainable academics, student eco-initiatives, green school buildings, and college rankings as well as a wide range of related information and resources.