The annual Oregon Green School Summit is one of the highlights of our program. Each year, students and staff from certified Green Schools and Green Schools Coordinators gather for a full day of celebration, learning and networking.
Each Green School is invited to send a team of students and one adult to participate in the Summit at no charge. The event is a fun, enriching opportunity to celebrate successes, gain new skills, generate enthusiasm, and share ideas with peers from across Oregon. The location of the Summit changes from year to year.
Inspiring, hands-on fun
Summit activities include motivational opening and closing assemblies, interactive grade-specific sessions and a fun, waste-wise lunch break.
Popular hands-on Summit sessions have included:
- How to build a worm bin
- How to do a waste audit
- How to recycle computers
- Renewable Energy jeopardy
- Naturescaping 101
- Creative reuse & upcycled musical instrument making workshops
- The Soil Food Web
- About the Oregon Bottle Bill with
OBRC and “Bottle Bill”
- Building a Water Garden
- Teen Roundtable
- Adult Roundtable
- Honey Bees
- Walk & Bike Challenge
- Taming Toxics in Your Home
Watt Watchers energy efficiency
- Water critters and watershed chemistry
- Compost and recycling facility tours
The day also includes a showcase of Green School programs in the exhibit hall. Each school brings a display to demonstrate the achievements of its resource efficiency program or showcase a specific topic.
The Summit is a powerful opportunity for students to see how their efforts are magnified by the efforts of students at other schools. By the end of the day, everyone returns home with a broader sense of community and renewed enthusiasm.
Past Summit News & Articles