The Green California Schools and Green California Community Colleges Summits, taking place concurrently on September 27 and 28, 2012, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, will feature complete education programs. Submissions are now being accepted for workshops, panels and other special sessions at the summits.
A Call for Presentation form is online at http://www.green-technology.org/ccsummit/education-program.html for the Community Colleges Summit and http://www.green-technology.org/gcschools/ for the Schools Summit. The deadline for submissions is June 30.
Based on attendance at last year’s educational program and input from the Summit’s Advisory Board, the list of topics for this year’s Summit include: Green Building, Resource Efficiency, Green Curriculum, Engaging Students in Sustainability Programs, Financing Energy and Building Projects, School Gardens and Waste Management. Other topic suggestions are welcomed, but they must be comprehensive enough to appeal to a wide range of attendees interested in green schools.
Attendees at the Summit have the option of attending sessions in both the schools and community colleges summits. This crossover has been very well received, and can appeal to all attendees. The community college topics include: Engaging Students in Sustainability Programs, Creating a Green Workforce, Sustainable Landscaping and Financing Energy and Building Projects. Complete topic lists are include in the Calls for Presentations.
“Our goal for these sessions is to give attendees insight into what is working on California campuses – from funding strategies and energy conservation to curriculum and sustainable building,” said Carl Smith, Green Technology’s editor in chief. “Not surprisingly, our surveys have made it clear that people want to hear from colleagues or experts whose programs have succeeded – their stories and strategies can help others save a great deal of time and expense.”