GROWING GREEN SCHOOLS - Growing a Green School Discussion Series, TBD, Thursday, 17. October 2019

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the second panel of our 2019 discussion series: GROWING A GREEN SCHOOL.

Growing Green Schools: Making the Green Schools Movement a District-Wide Initiative  
As school budgets tighten and the need to create healthy and productive learning spaces for students and staff becomes paramount, communities are looking for constructive actions they can take to drive a district-wide initiative towards green and high performance schools. Design teams, community advocates, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and school staff can apply four catalyzing aspects of whole school sustainability to drive the green schools movement to a district-wide scale. (1) Developing a sustainability culture across the district, (2) utilizing policies and design documents to communicate absolute energy targets and goals, (3) disseminating the benefits of green school design and operations and (4) engaging teachers, staff and students through curricula sustainability teams and behavioral change can push design teams to innovate and deliver green schools on time and on budget. Panelists will share their stories of creating a district-wide movement to instill green schools practices throughout all district operations in new and existing schools.
Join the Portland Green Schools committee for the last panel discussion in the 2019 panel series “Growing a Green School”. School high performance experts from the field and district staff will discuss their success stories in driving the green schools movement beyond one or two projects to a district-wide, sustainable initiative.

Speakers and moderator to be announced - check back soon!

5:00 - 5:15 PM Seating & Networking5:15 - 5:30 Greetings and Introductions5:30 - 6:00 Speaker Presentations6:00 - 6:30 Moderated Panel Discussion6:30 - 7:00 Q&A

Growing a Green School SeriesJoin the Portland Green Schools Committee for the 2019 Panel Series: Growing a Green School.  This four part series will offer guidance on navigating the complex landscape of stakeholder buy-in, funding mechanisms, design, operation and scaling green schools projects to be district-wide initiatives. These schools reduce the environmental and health impacts of schools today so that all students, teachers and administrators are given the opportunity to grow in a healthy and productive learning environment. Sessions will include presentations, case studies and moderated discussions. Participants will walk away from each session with replicable action items for integrating the green schools outcome into their school districts.

Other Series Events 
(Some panelists and locations are subject to change)
(1) Seeding a Green School: Engaging Stakeholders and Ensuring the Green Schools Outcome
(2) Sprouting a Green School: Planning, Designing and Constructing a Green School
(3) Nurturing a Green School: Operating, Maintaining and Ensuring Green School Goals are Achieved  

Light refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact the Green Schools Committee at

Thursday, 17. October 2019, TBD, GROWING GREEN SCHOOLS - Growing a Green School Discussion Series

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