Posted By Lisa Montagna
From September 27-28, 2012, the Green California Schools Summit and the Green California Community Colleges Summit, will take place concurrently at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
The major events of their kind, each conference will have its own complete education program, with seminars, full-day workshops, tours and special events addressing best practices in advancing sustainability at their campuses, schools and districts.
The vibrant education programs will have a strong focus on innovative financing mechanisms for energy efficiency, renewable energy and other green building projects. Green curriculum and new aspects of workforce development, along with ways to engage students in green campus projects will also be addressed. Attendees who register for educational sessions at one event will have access to the sessions, workshops and panels at both Summits.
The two events will share a single Expo, featuring over 100 booths and an array of special events. They will also share a General Session with keynote and featured speakers and the popular Green Schools and Community Colleges Leadership Awards reception and ceremony.
At the green schools summit, for the second year and back by a strong demand, a full-day workshop on California's landmark Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum, will take place on September 28. The Green Curriculum Institute, for teachers, curriculum supervisors and other educators, will provide hands-on instruction on the classroom use of the EEI's 85 units, which are aligned with science and history-social science academic standards. A limited number of scholarships will be available for this event.
Among the many offerings in the community colleges education program will be a full-day workshop on a unique green workforce and environmental science program, DEEP (Developing Energy Efficiency Professionals), which has been running with great success as a pilot program at three community colleges, and is now ready to be scaled up with support from the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and Southern California Edison and other partners. DEEP engages students through paid internships and hands-on experience with campus-based projects.
Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. For information and to register for the summits, go to www.green-technology.org, or call Cindy Dangberg 626 577 5700
Build It Green members get a 20% discount on registration by entering promo code BIG (all caps) while registering online!