U.S. Green Building Council Colorado (USGBC Colorado) is now accepting education session proposals for the 2019 Green Schools Summit, an all-day event produced by USGBC Colorado in collaboration with its Green Schools’ volunteers.

About Green Schools Summit 

According to USGBC’s Center for Green Schools, a green school minimizes environmental impact, optimizes human health and performance and fosters a generation of environmentally literate students. Since 2007, USGBC Colorado has convened a broad group of stakeholders to highlight the importance of improving school environments and to share evidence that where we learn matters. School administrators, educators, energy managers, facilities directors, planners, architects, consultants, contractors, engineers, and advocates facilitate the Green Schools Summit educational programs and help attendees overcome hurdles to greening schools. 

400 people are expected at this year’s Green Schools Summit, which will take place on Friday, November 8 at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities in Arvada, Colorado.  

Please contact Charlie Woodruff to learn more about the many benefits of supporting the Summit with your sponsorship: cwoodruff@usgbc.org. 

Our goal is to offer attendees two education tracks, one technical and one inspirational/action-oriented. The technical track will include sessions that are geared toward energy managers, facilities directors, planners, architects, consultants, contractors, and engineers. 

2019 Theme:  High Stakes, All in

In a letter introducing the first Living Standard report, USGBC president and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam reminded us of the UN’s IPCC warning calling for a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. He noted that by that date, children born today will only be elementary school-aged. With the stakes so high, we need everyone to go “all in” on sustainability and resiliency measures. USGBC Colorado’s Green Schools Summit is seeking proposals for education sessions that will address the risks, and offer solutions to the looming climate crisis as it relates to school children. The theme of this year’s Green Schools Summit is “High Stakes, All In.” We are seeking ideas on how to harness the energy of students, teachers, parents and the community to bring real ideas and examples to the table. 

Some of the questions we seek to answer at the summit include:

· How do we engage our students in a meaningful and impactful way? 

· How can parents further sustainability curriculum outside of the classroom? 

· How do LEED buildings contribute to a student’s ability to learn?

If you have a case study that exemplifies a school’s efforts to engage students and community, we want to hear about it. If you have implemented small changes that have created a large impact, let us know. If you have successfully utilized the Arc platform to track your school’s energy, water, waste and human experience, while also engaging students, please bring your story to the table. The possibilities of Green Schools are endless, and we want to learn more about the work you are doing in your school district, and to foster the connections and growth needed to continually move the needle. 

We encourage student involvement! If you know of a K-12 student who is working on a special project or is very involved in sustainable initiatives, please reach out to Annie Hall directly to discuss opportunities for participation. 

Due to the number of submissions, we cannot respond to all proposals.  We have limited education session slots available.  Those selected to present at the conference will be notified by July 10, 2019.

The Green School’s Summit will take place on November 7-8, 2019 at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities. Registration for the Summit will open in the summer.


5/31/2019          Call for session proposals opens
7/1/2019            Deadline to submit proposals is 5:00 pm MST   

7/10/2019          Email notifications of accepted proposals sent. 

U.S. Green Building Council Arizona (USGBC Arizona) is now accepting education session proposals for the 2019 Arizona State Conference, an all-day educational event.

About the Conference:
The Arizona State Conference is the flagship green building event in the state, uniting over one hundred industry leaders, experts, and professionals dedicated to sustainable and efficient buildings.
Please contact Dane Englert to learn more about the many benefits of supporting the conference with your sponsorship: denglert@usgbc.org or 602-748-5606.


5/6/2019 - Call for session proposals opens

06/28/2019 - Deadline to submit proposals is 5:00 pm   

7/15/2019 - Email notifications of accepted proposals sent

7/29/19: Accept/Decline invitation to present

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