APRIL 2015  

GSNC 2015 Virginia Beach

You Came, You Saw,..You Went Green

Students at the GSNC2015 Student Summit

If you attended our 5th annual Green Schools National Conference, you certainly left Virginia Beach with the information, success strategies, and resources needed to green your school. If you didn't attend (we're sure you had a good reason!), we've posted our GSNC2015 photo album. Take a look at what you missed -- and make plans to join us next time!



From Our Executive Director Green Schools National Network Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Seydel

 Many Thanks to

our Green "Dream Team" 


Another Green Schools National Conference has come and gone, but the enthusiasm and energy remain.

Our fifth annual event was a true team effort, thanks to the many partners who helped make our time in Virginia Beach a remarkable gathering. Top of the list is the GSNN staff, which worked for months to lay the groundwork for the event. They are the GSNN brain trust, and those brains were firing on all cylinders, believe me!

Nature's Voices Project Winner Wows 'em at   GSNC

The Nature's Voices Project received dozens of fantastic essays for its 2015 Student Stories Contest, held in conjunction with GSNN. The Grand Prize -- which included a free trip to the Green Schools National Conference -- went to Anna-Bell Hines of New Orleans (shown here with NVP's Susan Silber), whose story about being a youth ambassador for the Louisiana Green Building Council took top honors. Anna-Bell shared her experiences at the GSNC Opening Session last month, and we're pleased to share it here as well.

Camp Snowball aims to inspire  teachers, students
Camp Snowball
Join teams of educators, students, and business and community leaders at Camp Snowball to explore how to build everyone's capacity for learning and leading in the 21st century. The goal is to enable students to think deeply and critically, manage high complexity, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and achieve academically.
Making Sense
GSNN Board Member Tim Cole
GSNN Board member Tim Cole is a sensible kind of guy,
which is why he recently penned a thought-provoking article that is a must-read for anyone questioning the positive impact of greening our schools.
" Why Sustainability Makes Good Economic Sense " appeared in the March 2015 issue of School Business Affairs
magazine and outlines the green path taken by Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the resulting financial benefits.
GSNC Student Summit Motivates A  Class  and  A School
Remember that sixth grade class from Rochester, NY that created its own GreenPrint to green their school? Well, they made it to Virginia Beach to attend the GSNC Student Summit.
V iew a local news report about how they're working to change their corner of the world!
Living Zero Waste

Check out this  wonderful profile  of a woman living
a zero waste life. Her garbage can? A mason jar .
Mark Your Calendar: Global Youth Service Day


Learn more about Global Youth Service Day April 11-13 and how YOU can make a difference! 

Shop for a Good Cause - Us!
Green Schools National Network on Amazon
Shopping for books? School supplies? Now, your shopping can directly support GSNN's work with and for green schools! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Green Schools National Network every time you shop, at no cost to you. Simply visit  AmazonSmile, select Green Schools National Network as your non-profit of choice, and each time you shop, Amazon will automatically donate .5% of your purchase to GSNN. 
Amazon will remember your selection so that every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to GSNN.