The 2014 Sustainable Schools Summit: November 7, 2014 at Rhode Island College
The 2014 Sustainable Schools Summit is approaching on November 7 at Rhode Island College! Our planning team includes partners from across Rhode Island dedicated to creating healthy, creative, efficient and environmentally sustainable schools. Schools that will lead the way to a thriving society, one in which children’s lives, health, and education are top priority and our sustainable relationship with the earth’s natural systems is paramount.
Since its inception in 2008, the Sustainable Schools Network has organized Sustainable Schools Summits in partnership with Rhode Island Department of Education and Rhode Island College, among other key stakeholders, and through the support of Rhode Island Foundation, Verizon Foundation, National Grid, RI Office of Energy Resources, and Prospect Hill Foundation. Each event brings together upwards of 200 teachers, students, parents, administrators, facilities managers, and officials from school communities across the state to showcase successful local initiatives and to provide participants with the knowledge, resources, and support network to move their school toward greater sustainability.
Registration opens October 1. Check back here to register!
Join our incredible network of sponsors supporting sustainability in our schools! For more information about sponsorship levels and benefits contact Amy Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-228-7930.
Help us shape the summit! Download a PDF here
or fill out the online form here.
This year, we will weave fast-paced, 5-minute presentations, performances, and experiences throughout the Summit. Have an idea you want to propose? Something to perform? A story about a successful project, a total failure, or an untested idea about Sustainable Schools? A song or skit? ANYTHING GOES - tell us your idea! Use the proposals and workshops form here
This year's Summit features a youth track - special workshops and activities from students from 7th grade through college. Check back here for more information!
The Sustainable Schools Summit is bringing together engaged communities throughout the region and from across sectors to build networks, gather resources, share best practices, and cultivate leadership skills for widespread environmental literacy adoption and implementation in the context of sustainable, healthy schools.