November 8, 2019

Save the Date

The 2020 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit will be a virtual event on October 22. Make sure this unique event is on your calendar.

Since 2007, the Summit has provided an annual opportunity for school professionals to share best practices and lessons learned from their green programs, and to discover innovative products and services.

As schools respond to new requirements to implement Environmental Principles and Concepts across their curriculum, the Summit program will help attendees explore and strengthen the connections between facility programs and environmental literacy.


Scenes from the 2019 Summit

  • The keynote session featured leaders from three of the state's most aggressively green districts and highlighted the key components and goals of their programs.
  • In the Expo.
  • Attendees participate in an interactive gaming session.
  • The EV Fleet Forum, sponsored by Southern California Edison, provided insight into the wide range of incentives and funding for electric school buses and charging infrastructure.
  • At the EV breakfast. From left: Michael Truax, California Public Utilities Commission; Andrew Papson, Southern California Edison; Natasha Contreras, San Diego Gas and Electric.
  • A concurrent session on planning for energy procurement.
  • Several sessions covered strategies for implementing the state's environmental literacy requirements, including finding learning opportunities in facility projects.
  • A lunch and learn session at the Summit.
  • The Leadership Awards reception highlights outstanding program on California campuses, and the people behind them,
  • For the first time, an award was presented in the category of Environmental Literacy. Receiving the award for the San Mateo County Office of Education was Andra Yeghoian (center). Also pictured are Karen Cowe (left) and Amy Frame of Ten Strands.
  • In the Expo. Decision makers come to discover new products and services for their projects.
  • In the Buyer/Vendor Lounge, exhibitors are participate in scheduled meetings with purchasers looking for products or services in their category.
  • Expo offerings reflected the current expansion of electric vehicles in school fleets.

What will the Summit include?

  • Education sessions highlighting best practices in energy and water conservation, green building, fleet electrification, environmental literacy and more
  • Sponsor presentations featuring green products and services
  • Inspiring keynote sessions
  • Technology showcase presentations
  • One-on-One Meetings (reservations required)
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues and to potential project partners

Who should attend?

This event is designed for public and private sector professionals engaged in planning, designing and executing green school programs. Leaders in these efforts can vary from campus to campus, but include:

  • Superintendents
  • School board members
  • Business officers
  • Curriculum directors
  • Grants officers
  • Educators
  • Sustainability directors
  • Facility directors, managers and planners
  • Energy managers
  • School administrators
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Energy consultants

Questions? Call 626-577-5700