This year Natural Pod is teaming up with Green Schools National Network and heading to the Green Schools Conference! It’s taking place virtually over two half days on June 28 and 29th, and there are some fantastic speakers, events and interactive sessions lined up. Jennifer Seydel the Executive Director of Green Schools National Network will be one of the speakers, her session ‘Sustainability Mindsets: What are they? How can we measure them?’ is on June 29 at 3:45-4:30pm EST and is one not to be missed. Our founder Bridgitte Alomes, also the CEO of Natural Pod, will be attending not only as a participate but also in her capacity as President serving on the board of Green Schools National Network. It’s always a fantastic conference and we’re very much looking forward to attending as we do every year.
This is what the Green Schools Conference is all about:
The Green Schools Conference (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, adaptations 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 towards 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, among 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.
Plus to add in some playfulness, this year Natural Pod is supporting the Sunday, June 27th evening event – the Green Schools National Networks Friends and Family event, this year named ‘Yappy Hour!’ – taking place 7 – 8.30pm EST, Sunday, June 27th. Register here before June 27 to ensure you’ve saved your spot and you’re included in the contests!
This highly anticipated conference is always inspiring, informative and motivating. We look forward to seeing you there! Here is where you can find out more and register for the conference.