Newsletter / September 2013
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Presentation Proposals Due
Buying Green
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The Deadline for Conference Presentation Proposals Is Approaching!

This month's Green Notes spotlight shines on green purchasing and some important dates.  
Hard to believe it's September, as we work toward the 4th annual Green Schools National Conference, set for March 27-29, 2014 in awesome Sacramento. Be sure to visit us on the web to learn more and register now to take advantage of Early Bird discounts!

REMINDER - Conference Presentation Proposals are 

Due Sept. 30


Share your best practices at the Green Schools National Conference, and submit a presentation proposal today! Learn more about the conference themes and how you can join our presenters to make our fourth annual conference the best ever!



Buying Green

This month on Sustainability News & Entertainment, host Diana Dehm explores "Sustainable Purchasing To Green Our Schools," with Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director of Environmental Strategy at Office Depot and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council. Joining him will be Green Schools National Network director Jim McGrath and Dr. Marilyn Black, Founder of GREENGUARD, Senior Technical Advisor and LEED AP, Underwriters Laboratories.


The discussion is a warm up for our first-ever Solution Summit on the topic, debuting at March's Green Schools National Conference.


The conference summit, "Solutions for Sustainable Purchasing for Green Schools" will partner with the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) and feature experts from school districts, corporations and non-profit organizations to share solutions to procurement for purchasing of all Green School materials, supplies, equipment and services. This expanded programming for school business officials, administrators, and facility and food service directors, will help them to gain the knowledge they'll need to move their school districts toward a sustainable future.


The podcast will be available beginning Sept. 23 at:





Register for the Conference today!


School's begun (or about to for some of us!), so now's the time to talk to colleagues about the Green Schools National Conference and how YOUR school can take part. There's plenty to learn, plenty of contacts to make, and you'll return armed with the information you need to start greening your school. Learn more at our website:



Mark your Calendar!
September 23rd

Sustainability News & Entertainment Podcast: Sustainable Purchasing


September 28th

Green Apple Day of Service


September 30
  Deadline for Request for Proposals. Submit a presentation proposal for the 2014 Green Schools National Conference

September 30
  Deadline for Exhibitor Booth 10% discount.