Nov 4: Green, Healthy Schools Conference

The Green Building Alliance presents the third Green, Healthy Schools Conference. Join two nationally recognized keynote speakers and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Governor's Green Government Council to discover the importance of high-performance, healthy K-12 schools. School administrators, board members, teachers, architects and parents are encouraged to attend this full-day conference featuring Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED AP, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture; Bill Reed, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Integrative Design Collaborative, Regenesis, Inc., and Delving Deeper; Michael A. Walsh, Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Education; Dennis Maloskey, PE, CEM, GBE, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Engineering and Development, PA Governor's Green Government Council; Dr. Patricia Vathis, Environment and Ecology Curriculum Advisor, Office of Environment and Ecology, PA Department of Education; and Elaine McDonnell, MS, RD, Coordinator, Project PA.

Much valuable information will be shared, and attendees will:

  • Learn about the importance of high-performance, green, healthy K-12 schools
  • Discover regenerative design: integrating and regenerating the health of our social and ecological systems
  • Learn about Pennsylvania's PlanCon updates, new environment and ecology curriculum standards, Pathways to Green Schools resources, and Farm to School Programs
  • Discover Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' educational programs and opportunities for K-12 students and teachers
  • Understand the economics of building and operating green schools, as well as financing opportunities through existing policies and programs
  • Listen to case studies from local schools
  • Envision schools as interactive learning laboratories

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens (Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.) Register online; Download the agenda.

  • $95 for members of GBA, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, or the Tri-State Area School Study Council
  • $110 for non-members
  • Group rate for parties of 3 or more: $70 per member or $90 per non-member
  • $50 for undergraduate or graduate students
  • valet parking available for $7 on-site

A limited number of student scholarships are available. Please send a resume and brief description of interest in the conference to Jenna Cramer.

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