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Day One

9:00 – 10:00
Main Ballroom

Keynote:  Alec Loorz,
Founder, Kids vs. Global Warming

10:10 – 10:20
Conference Center

Welcome: Dave Hendry, Director of Teacher Institutes, Green Technology

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15
Conference Center Room #106

Industry Panel: Energy Generation

Covanta Energy: Covanta’s Director of Environmental Science and Community Affairs for the West Region, will discuss the important role that Energy-from-Waste and biomass can play in the increasingly diverse renewable energy field, as well as the impact of Energy-from-Waste in addressing climate change and other environmental challenges.

Borrego Solar Systems: Borrego Solar is committed to helping K-12 and higher education schools focus on education instead of energy bills, by specializing in commercial and public sector turnkey, grid–connected solar electric systems. Three decades of experience in solar design, procurement, construction and financing, have made them leaders in solar for education facilities. 

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15
Conference Center Room #107

Industry Panel: Energy Efficiency

Autani Corporation: Autani develops advanced technology Energy Efficiency Systems for schools. Its low cost devices, easily retrofit using wireless devices, yields 35-80% energy savings, and system payback of 1.5-3.5 years. Achieve significant savings with central control by eliminating waste in key energy use areas: Heating/Cooling, Lighting, Computer Power Management, and Office Equipment.

NEMA: enLIGHTen America: NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) has launched an initiative promoting energy efficiency and reducing energy costs in the 5 million existing commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings in the United States. More than 75 percent of the Nation’s buildings were built prior to the introduction of many groundbreaking energy efficient technologies currently available today.

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15 Conference Center
Room #101

Industry Panel: Transportation

California Air Resources Board: The California Air Resources Board is a part of the State’s Environmental Protection Agency.  ARB is tasked to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering the effects on the economy of the state. http://www.arb.ca.gov.

U.S. DOE Clean Cities Program: Clean Cities strives to advance the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption. Clean Cities has a network of volunteer coalitions, which develop public/private partnerships to promote alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, and hybrid vehicles.

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15
Conference Center
Room #105

Industry Panel: Architecture/ Construction

Westin Miles Architects: Lesley Miles, A.I.A. has been a registered architect for 12 years. With roots in organic design, Lesley has dedicated herself to public education architecture for the last 14 years. She is the managing architect for the Santa Clara County Office of Education with a $60M school program and an emphasis on sustainable schools.

Skypond, Inc.: Sky Pond, Inc is a construction and consulting company embracing the fundamentals of green and conscience living.  From design and construction to implementation and education we step forward as a consistent voice for a brighter future.

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #101

Curriculum Workshop: Naomi Harper, Facing the Future

Facing the Future empowers teachers with the resources they need to ignite their students’ interest in complex global issues while helping them achieve academically. Our approach is positive and solutions-oriented, and our business model is systemic and leveraged: Facing the Future programming reaches hundreds of thousands of students each year.

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #102

Curriculum Workshop: Deborah Moore, The Green Schools Initiative

Learn how to use your school campus as a sustainability laboratory for student analysis and action. Green Schools Initiative will show you: 7 Steps to a Green School; how to do school environmental audits; interactive classroom activities; examples of action campaigns; and tools for helping reduce your school’s environmental footprint.

1:20 – 2:50;
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #104

Curriculum Workshop: Barry Scott, Training Director, NEED Project

The National Energy Education Development Project promotes an energy conscious and educated society by creating networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective energy education programs. NEED works to bring balanced energy programs to the nation’s schools and offers professional development, and curriculum materials.

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #105

Curriculum Workshop: Kay Antunez, California Coordinator,  Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree, an award-winning environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, is designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with PreK-12 youth. PLT lessons enhance critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills and are aligned to California’s academic standards. 

1:20 – 2:50;
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #106

Curriculum Workshop: Norma Williamson, Solar Energy Academy

La Mirada High School has been “greening” its campus and curriculum for six years. Annual, school wide (2300 students) environmental education events “Energy/Earth Day” and “Bike/Walk to School” have been aired by NBC4/Today in LA and ABC7. Their newly established Solar Energy Academy is a California Partnership Academy.

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #107

Curriculum Workshop: Tor Allen, Solar Schoolhouse

Solar Schoolhouse is a K-12 energy education program developed by The Rahus Institute, a non-profit 501c organization. The program uses the sun as a starting point for teaching about energy resources, conservation, and other energy topics. Elements include teacher workshops, educational kits, and special projects.

4:30 - 6:00 Green Leadership Awards Reception
5:00 Green Leadership Awards Presentations

 

 

Day Two

9:00 – 10:00
Main Ballroom

Keynote:  Bharat Patel, Director of Sustainability, URS

10:10 – 10:20
Conference Center

Welcome, Day 2: Dave Hendry, Director of Teacher Institutes, Green Technology

10:20 – 12:15 Conference Center
Room #107

Special Session: Open to all GCSS Attendees

Industry Panel: Energy

SolarWorld: The SolarWorld Group is one of the largest solar energy businesses in the world. SolarWorld’s family of companies are dedicated exclusively to the business of solar energy, combining all stages of the solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain, from the raw material silicon to turn-key solar power plants. SolarWorld operates production facilities in the USA and in Germany as well as sales offices around the world.

Carrier: From the time its founder invented the basics of modern air conditioning in 1902, Carrier has been the world leader in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems. Carrier is an industry leader in energy efficiency, dedicated to creating environmentally sound products and solutions that fulfill our customers’ demands while preserving our precious natural resources.

Curriculum Workshop: Green Ambassadors

Green Ambassadors is a project of Environmental Charter High School that empowers youth to be agents of change in their communities and world. Through service learning, community partnerships, and cross-cultural and global exchange, the Green Ambassadors foster personal growth and leadership skills to help youth tackle the most critical environmental issues facing our planet.

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15 Conference Center
Room #101

Industry Panel: Food

School Nutrition Plus: School Nutrition Plus has partnered with Gardenerd.com and Woolly Pocket Garden Company to bring gardens to schools that may otherwise not have space or funds for a traditional garden. We have developed a standards-based curriculum that allows teachers to use the garden to teach subjects like math, science, history and English.

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15 Conference Center
Room #104

Industry Panel: Green Products

Christie Communications: Christie Communications is a full-service public relations, branding, marketing, and advertising agency dedicated to helping ethical businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations broaden their impact through effective communication services.

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15 Conference Center
Room #105

Industry Panel: Waste Management

Organicet: Organic Environmental Technology is a privately owned company which produces proprietary beneficial microbes (16) which have as their food source anything toxic. We have handled E.coli, enterrococuss, and Total Coliforms as well as heavy metals.  This technology can be used in toxic water as well as toxic soil.  We are here to replace the use of harmful chemicals with organic solutions.
 
LAUSD Recycling Program: The LAUSD Recycling Program. program provides free recycling services to all LAUSD and LAUSD charter school’s within the City of Los Angeles. Started in 2006 with only 10 pilot campuses enrolled, it currently 549 school receiving recycling services through the city. Additionally, the program also offer educational presentations for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

10:20 – 11:15
11:20 – 12:15 Conference Center
Room #106

Industry Panel: Water

GE Water & Process Technologies: While GE has more than 100 years experience in water and process technologies, our corporate heritage runs even deeper. At GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies, our manufacturing plants and laboratories create world-class products and solutions. Thousands of dedicated employees help customers optimize processes and reduce costs.
Filterra Biorention Systems: Filterra designs and builds “Tree Well” Filtration Systems for capturing and filtering stormwater runoff pollution at the source in parking lots, streets and other inpervious surfaces to capture runoff and return clean water to rivers, creeks and oceans.  Filterra treated runoff can also infiltrate back into the ground for groundwater re-charge. 

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #101

Curriculum Workshop: GreenRoots

The Nature of Nature tm provides an experiential curriculum that includes Math, earth and social sciences, ecology, nutrition, creative writing, reading and horticulture. Living walls and green roof gardens provide a fun platform in which education transcends far beyond textbooks and exams and into our living classroom.

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #102

Curriculum Workshop: Whitney Cohen and Stewart Jenkins,  Life Lab

Life Lab is a nonprofit organization that has been helping schools develop gardens where children can create “living laboratories” for the study of the natural world since 1979. The County of Santa Cruz Green Schools Program works with 30 different K-12 schools to reduce their resource use and minimize waste, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #104

Curriculum Workshop: Farm to School

The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) is dedicated to the development of a more just, livable, and democratic region through research, education, community partnerships, organizing, and policy analysis and advocacy. Supporting the evolving Farm to School movement regionally, statewide and nationally is one UEPI’s major efforts.

1:20 – 2:50,
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #105

Curriculum Workshop: Kay Antunez, California Coordinator,  Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree, an award-winning environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, is designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with PreK-12 youth. PLT lessons enhance critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills and are aligned to California’s academic standards.

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #106

Curriculum Workshop: California Education and Environment Initiative (EEI)

The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) was created by law in California in 2003 and funded in 2005 and 2008 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. It requires the use of environmental concepts as the basis of an environmental education curriculum to teach selected California science and history/social science academic standards to mastery within the context of a variety of environmental topics such as sustainability, global climate change, waste, water, energy, and resource conservation and recycling. EEI is a unique opportunity to formally include environment-based education into California’s classrooms. The EEI curriculum engages students in a way that makes learning both relevant and interesting

1:20 – 2:50
3:00 – 4:30
Conference Center
Room #107

Curriculum Workshop: Sara Laimon, Green Ambassadors

Green Ambassadors is a project of Environmental Charter High School that empowers youth to be agents of change in their communities and world. Through service learning, community partnerships, and cross-cultural and global exchange, the Green Ambassadors foster personal growth and leadership skills to help youth tackle the mot critical environmental issues facing our planet.

 

 
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