Green Schools Initiative Out & About: Recent workshops, briefings, and educational events
Questions we get asked the most are: HOW do I green my school, and how much will it COST to green my school? In our trainings, we provide practical tips and examples from schools that are successfully greening. In the slideshows and handouts below, we show pictures, share persuasive statistics, and document cost-savings of schools that are implementing specific changes: green cleaning, green purchasing, wellness and purchasing policies, energy conservation, waste reduction and more. We are reaching out and educating all kinds of school audiences: facility directors, legislators, school board members, teachers, parents, and students. So, take a moment and download any of these workshop materials and use them to persuade people in your own school to "go green!"
California Green Schools Summit, Pasadena, CA, December 9, 2010
Student Actions to reduce your school's environmental footprint: Eco-Audits & Hands-on, Inquiry-Based Learning
> Download workshop Powerpoint Slides has handouts (7.7 MB PDF)
Schooling for Sustainability, Pre-Conference Seminar, Bioneers 2009, San Rafael, California, October 15, 2009
Green Cleaning in Schools Policy Briefing, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA, November 5, 2009
Presentations by Environmental Working Group on its new findings regarding toxic chemicals in school cleaners; Green Schools Initiative about green cleaning practices in schools; and Elk Grove Unified School District about its successes with green cleaning to protect the health of students and workers.
Cleaning for Healthy Schools, CASH Maintenance Workshop, Pleasanton, CA, November 13, 2009
Cleaning for Asthma Safe Schools: How to start a green cleaning pilot project, Webinar with California Department of Public Health, November 17, 2009
Please visit the CLASS Pilot Project page for the downloadable slide show and other green cleaning materials.
California School Board Association Conference, San Diego, CA, December 4-6, 2008
California Green Schools Summit, Anaheim, CA, December 8-10, 2008
Materials for the CSBA conference are essentially the same -please use the Summit presentations listed below.
1. "Operating Sustainable Schools," Pre-Summit Seminar, December 8, 2008
Presentations on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP-Culver)), Indoor Air Quality (IAQ-Moore), Green Cleaning (Culver), Energy Conservation (Gangl), Waste Management (Spencer), and Water Conservation (Rudnyk).
Download Powerpoint Files:
> CA Summit 2008 operating green schools introduction (13MB)
> CA summit 2008 green operations IAQ-Moore
> CA summit green clean.120808.final-Moore-Culver
> GPI 1.EPP.Summit.120808-Culver
> GPI 2 Cleaning.Summit.120808-Culver
> GPI 3.Climate.Summit 120808-Culver
> Green Schools Summit Energy Savings-Gangl
> Waste Management- Spencer
> School Summit Nifty Thrifty Water Savings-Rudnyk
2. "7 Steps to a Green School"
3. "Activating Students"
II. California School Board Association Conference, San Diego, CA, 11/28/2007
California Green Schools Summit, Pasadena, CA, 12/4-6/2007
"It's Easy Being Green: Seven Steps to a Healthy, SustainableSchool"
Download PDF of "It's Easy Being Green" slideshow handouts from CSBA (4MB) - It's Easy Being Green-CSBA PDF
Download PDF of "It's Easy Being Green" slideshow handouts from Summit (4MB) - It's Easy Being Green-Summit PDF
For the Green Schools Graphic, please download this file - http://www.greenschools.net/greenschoolsgraphic.pdf
For sample school board resolutions, please go to the Take Action page.
For other examples from talk, please go to the Resources page
For the Guide to Green Cleaning, please visit Healthy Schools Campaign