April 12, 2018

The Best of Green Schools

“California won’t reach its ambitious climate goals without the public sector—and especially without public schools—leading the way. That’s what this conference is all about—the very best of green schools. Up and down our great state, in urban, suburban, and rural settings, green schools are leading the way in resource conservation, health and wellness, and environmental literacy.”
 – California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

Over more than a decade, the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit, has established itself as a unique annual opportunity for school stakeholders to meet, share best practices, encounter new technologies and leave with new ideas and inspiration.

The 2018 conference arrives at a time of greatly increased activity in regard to school facilities, with a particular focus on building and energy upgrades, and a mandate for incorporating environmental principles and concepts in classroom instruction.

Scenes from the 2017 Summit

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson at the breakfast keynote.


The Summit program will include keynote sessions, a concurrent education program and an Expo featuring scores of innovative products and services for green school programs.

Save these dates now – October 29-30, 2018 – and plan to join us at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Keynote Speakers

A designer, researcher and the author of Asphalts to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation, Sharon Danks has traveled the world to study hundreds of school grounds and share best practices. More here.

State Architect Chet Widom’s office oversees approval for all plans to build and upgrade California schools. A former President of both the National American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the California Council AIA, Chet is recognized as an international leader in the profession. More here.

Who should attend?

Representatives from public, public charter and private schools, and their private sector partners, including:

School District Superintendents
Board Members
Facility Directors
Operations Directors
Facility Planners & Designers
Building Maintenance Managers
Business Officers
Purchasing Officers
Transportation Specialists
Curriculum Directors
Government officials and policymakers
County Office of Education Administrators
Construction managers
Finance officers
Energy managers
Waste management specialists

Students from Environmental Charter High School describe the range of ways that they engage in school and community environmental efforts.

Become a Partner in Learning – Meet at the Summit

The Partners in Learning program enables professional organizations to meet onsite at the Summit, a dynamic atmosphere that is designed to inspire, inform and encourage interaction. Green Technology provides free meeting space for all Partners in Learning as well as also substantial registration discounts for group members. If you’d like to find out more about this program, call 626.577.5700