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Natural Pod™ LIVE has been created for, and by, our incredible community of educators, students, architects and anyone with a stake in creating better learning spaces and experiences. It’s an online streaming talk show where we interview education leaders who are sharing their personal stories behind the challenges and opportunities of creating exceptional learning environments. Join us as we explore the new approaches for what’s possible in the future of education with the people who are making it happen. This is your opportunity to learn directly from them about the challenges and successes and how they are approaching this work.

About This Episode

Educating for a sustainable future is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. In this episode, our host, Bridgitte Alomes, CEO of Natural Pod will be speaking with Jennifer Seydel, Executive Director for Green Schools National Network on becoming a trailblazer for whole-school transformation. They’ll discuss practical tips and examples found in the newly released book, Trailblazers for Whole School Sustainability: Case Studies of Educators in Action.  Watch live to learn about what is possible when educators resolve to blaze a trail to re-imagine K-12 education for a just and sustainable future.

How to Watch

When: Watch this episode live on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at 12:30 PM Pacific / 3:30 PM Eastern
Where: Watch live here on naturalpod.com below, on YouTube, LinkedIn or Facebook

You’ll also be able to watch the recording afterwards on YouTube, LinkedIn or Facebook if you can’t make it for the live event.

About Jennifer Seydel, Executive Director for the Green Schools National Network

Jennifer Seydel is the Executive Director for the Green Schools National Network and editor of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly, the only peer-reviewed journal for the K-12 green schools community. She has been an educator for over 40 years. Jennifer has developed a reputation as a leader in bringing together thought leaders in sustainability and education to gather, synthesize, report, and generate the evidence-based resources needed to support equitable, healthy, and sustainable schools in the United States and beyond.

Through GSNN, Seydel has convened a network of schools and school districts, known as the Catalyst Network, that are engaged in documenting and evaluating the impact of sustainability initiatives in their schools and school districts. This network is at the forefront of the green schools movement and is working with GSNN to tell the story at scale of the impact that green, healthy, and sustainable schools are having on student health and well-being, social and emotional development, equity, and college and career readiness.

About Bridgitte Alomes, CEO of Natural Pod

Bridgitte Alomes is a thought leader dedicated to better environments for play, learning and collaboration using sustainable furniture. In her work with Natural Pod, she has helped create over 15,000 learning environments throughout the world. She’s engaged over 40,000 educators through her workshops and presentations and has been dedicated to creating play-based pedagogy and sharing the importance of the learning environment design. Bridgitte also serves as President on the board of the Green Schools National Network, creating broad-based initiatives and successful strategies aimed at fostering healthy, sustainable K-12 schools across the United States.

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