Newsletter / November 2013
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In This Issue...
Early Bird!
Conference Spotlight
Zero Waste survey
Sustainable Business & Green Schools Partnerships
GSNN Board Spotlight
Mark your Calendar

Give thanks for Green Schools

-and Our Early Bird Rates!   


Before you prep your Thanksgiving turkey, pay attention to another kind of bird and register for the Green Schools National Conference before Nov. 30 to take advantage of our low Early Bird rates!  



Conference Spotlight


We're proud of our conference presenters - past, present and future! - and one of them is David Sobel, who will be facilitating a daylong pre-conference workshop, "Bringing Sustainability Education Home" with Jamie Cloud, of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education.  

Dr. Sobel is a longtime supporter of green schools, and we want to share this great Boston Globe Magazine story on nature schools, which included his thoughts on this 'back to nature' trend. 

Take part in a Zero Waste survey

During the 2013 Green Schools National Conference, a solution summit was held to define the most barriers to schools in becoming zero waste and to brainstorm the best solutions to overcome those barriers.
Out of this session, a working group was formed to pursue these solutions for zero waste in schools and needs your input. Learn more!  
Kudos to our sponsors!

We can't do it without them, and we'd like to spotlight only a few of our 2014 conference partners. They include:


  • Emerald Green Sponsors: HealthCorps/CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools); Office Depot  
  • Olive Green Sponsors:  Veri Organic;  Carton Council; Center for Land-Based Learning;  Klean Kanteen

Check out our latest sponsors!



 Learn about Sustainable Business 

& Green Schools Partnerships 

Tune in to this month's Sustainability News & Entertainment podcast with Michelle Whyle, 3M's Global Head of Sustainability & Quality, and Dr. Leonard A. Freeke, President & Founder of Veri Soda (a climate-neutral brand!). Link

GSNN Board Spotlight


Our CEO Jim McGrath is a perpetual motion machine. He'll be attending the California Green School Summit this month, after making an appearance at the Farm to Fork Festival in Sacramento. All about Jim!


Mark your Calendar!
November 5th -6th

California Green School Summit


November 15th

Zero Waste Survey Due date