Green California Schools Summit

Posted by Christine, November 5, 2010

About one-quarter of America’s population spends a good part of each day inside a school building. The Green California Schools Summit and Expo, taking place December 8-10, 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California, will examine what can be done to ensure these structures are healthy, efficient and sustainable.

With the theme, “Green Schools – More Important than Ever,” the Summit will bring together leaders from all sectors of the green schools movement.

Pre-summit workshops on December 8 will offer training on the new CALGreen building codes, which become mandatory in January 2011; the U.S. Green Building Council’s new Center for Green Schools; new developments from the Collaborative for High Performance Schools, along with financing and curriculum workshops.

On December 9 and 10, concurrent sessions will address the quickly advancing technologies and methods in building, modernizing and running successful green schools. Sessions will focus on new trends in financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, green curricula, relocatable buildings – even school gardens.

The Summit will also feature an expo where hundreds of exhibitors will be available to discuss innovative products and services.

General sessions will include keynotes by Norma Williamson, Teacher of the Year at the La Mirada Unified School District and winner in the Teaching category of the Green Leadership Awards, and Eric Corey Freed, renowned architect, principal of organicARCHITECT and author of four books on green building.

The Green California Schools Summit is designed by an advisory board chaired by Bonnie Reiss, the state’s Secretary of Education.

For more information on the, visit www.green-technology.org/gcschools, or call Cindy Dangberg at 626-577-5700.

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