OGS Summit Registration Opens Friday!

greenschoolssummitThe 19th annual meeting of certified Oregon Green Schools will be held Friday April 3, 2015 at the Western Mennonite School in Salem.

Online registration for the Summit will be open February 6 – March 6 or when registration has reached capacity.

The Summit is an opportunity for students from across the state to convene for a day of celebration, learning and networking. At the summit, we strive to celebrate the accomplishments of each school and to provide opportunities to strengthen programs. Students will 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 4-5 students and 1 chaperone. Costs for a classroom substitute teacher and travel expenses will be generously covered by each school’s garbage/recycling hauler. This year each regional coordinator is eligible to invite 1-2 schools in the process of certification to attend. If your school would like to be considered for this option please contact your regional coordinator. If the Summit reaches capacity, certified green schools will be given preference to attend over schools that are not yet certified and/or lapsed.

We look forward to seeing you in Salem this April!