The Green Schools Movement: Saving Energy, Creating Jobs, Helping Kids
Session II: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concentration: Youth, Education and Green Schools
California is leading the nation in greening our schools, and other Western states, like Oregon, are driving green schools initiatives. Across our country, there are cutting edge examples of policies (local, state and national) that green our schools and create jobs. The greening of our schools refers to everything from energy-efficient buildings and solar on schools to toxic-free environments, healthy nutrition programs, school gardening, and environmental sustainability curriculum. Come learn from a group of experts and practitioners about the policy and organizing efforts behind this movement and how you can get involved.
Lisa Hoyos, California Director, BlueGreen Alliance
Charlotte Brody, Director of Chemicals, Public Health and Green Chemistry, BlueGreen Alliance
Kathleen Moore, School Facilities and Transportation Services Division Director, CA Department of Education
Mary Luevano, Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Global Green USA
Recent Blog Posts
- From Sierra Club: Green Fleets = Green Jobs
- From Sierra Club: Scenes From Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From UCS: Could Renewable Energy Power Industrial America? It Already Does!
- From CWA: We Need Good Jobs, Green Jobs
- From MCLV: News from the Good Jobs Green Jobs National Conference
- Dude, Where’s My (Fuel-Efficient) Car?
- Building a Clean Economy Requires Strong Leaders and Perseverance
- Building Our Infrastructure
- How We Get From Dangerous Chemicals to Safer Chemicals in the Workplace
- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood & Nancy Pelosi Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs