Save the date! The 2016 Oregon Green Schools Summit will return to the Western Mennonite School in Salem on Friday, April 1.
The Summit is an opportunity for students from across the state to convene for a day of celebration and learning. At the summit, we celebrate the accomplishments of each school and to provide opportunities to strengthen schools’ sustainability programs. Students attend educational sessions that represent each section of the Oregon Green Schools application: waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, and energy conservation. Students will also attend a session where they can share the story of the green school program at their school and learn from other schools.
Schools with active Oregon Green Schools certification are invited to bring 4 students and 1 chaperone. Costs for a classroom substitute teacher and travel expenses will be generously covered by each school’s garbage/recycling hauler.
New this year, adults can earn 10 Professional Development Units for attending the Oregon Green Schools Summit.
Contact your regional coordinator if you have questions regarding your school’s certification status and watch for registration and program details in the coming months in the Oregon Green Schools monthly newsletter and on oregongreenschools.org.
We’re looking forward seeing you in Salem this spring!