Newsletter / October 2013
Register for the 2014 GSNC
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In This Issue
Meet a Keynote!
Magical School Makeover
GSNN Board Spotlight
Student Summit
We are Growing!
Green Purchasing
Mark your Calendar

Register in October!   


The first 250 registrants will receive a Free Klean Kanteen, a  premium steel water bottle with the Green Schools National Conference Logo. Need more reason to register? You'll also register at our discounted Early Bird registration rate!




We're well into the fall semester, and we know you're inspired and motivated to green your school. Check out our website - HERE - for tips and strategies to transform your school and district into a healthy, sustainable learning environment. (Also be sure to check out our calendar, since Jim, Jenny and many of our Board Members will be out and about this month!)


And don't forget to make plans to join us at the 4thannual Green Schools National Conference March 27-29 in Sacramento. It's not too late to take advantage of Early Bird rates! Learn more and register today!  


Meet a Keynote!

Matt Bogoshian is one of our 2014 Green Schools National Conference keynotes. Not only is Matt Senior Advisor at the Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution with the Environmental Protection Agency, some of our 2013 conferees may recall he brought down the house with a musical number - guitar in hand - at our closing event. 
Magical School Makeover

Take a group of talented architects, add a school district committed to positive change, and you have a project that transformed two mid-century school buildings into a modern learning campus for K-5 students. Read all about it -- and be inspired!  





GSNN Board Spotlight


Our COO/CFO Jennifer Seydel is one of several contributing authors on a forthcoming white paper that outlines a national action plan for graduating students educated for sustainability by 2040. Jenny points out that while the authors are experts in their domain, the team would like input from all stakeholders. She encourages individuals to review the key recommendations, and use the comment function to provide input. You can find the recommendations, as well as further information about this initiative:



Calling all School Environmenal Clubs and Youth Groups


The Student Summit Planning Team is in high gear, so if you have a project you'd like to share at the Student Summit (it's always a conference highlight!), check out our Call for Presentations and Posters for the GSNN Student Summit here:



We are Growing!


Meet our newest GSNN staff members:

  • Jennifer Tabola, Director of Conference Program Content and Design
  • Felix Martin - Student Summit Liaison, Northern California
  • Jordan Howard - Student Summit Liaison, Southern California

Tune Into Green Purchasing


This month's podcast on Sustainability News & Entertainment focuses on green purchasing. Yalmaz Siddiqui, Office Depot Senior Technical Advisor and Dr Marilyn Black, Founder of Green Guard and Senior Advisor and LEAD AP Underwriter's Laboratory explore this wide-ranging topic.


Mark your Calendar!
October 8th

Closing date for grant proposals: Healthy Schools: Environmental Factors, Children's Health and Performance, and Sustainable Building Practices.



October 8th-12th

NAAEE Conference, Baltimore, MD:  Look for GSNN Board of Directors members Susan Toth, Pine Jog Environmental Center, and Al Stenstrup, PLT Green Schools, at the GSNN Booth, #203!  Say hello and register for a chance to win a free registration for the Green Schools National Conference next March.


October 18th-20th
  Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA:  Connect with GSNN COO/CFO Jennifer Seydel in workshop sessions related to education and in the Exhibit area.

October 23rd-26th  
Expeditionary Learning Conference, Atlanta, GA:  Connect with GSNN COO/CFO Jennifer Seydel in her role as a School Designer with Expeditionary Learning and with GSNN board member Susan Gottfried, Director of Evergreen Community Charter School.

October 30th
Registration Deadline to receive your Klean Kanteen with the GSNN logo!
November 30th
End of Early Bird Registration for Green Schools National Conference.