Green Schools Workshops


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
United States

Hosted by

Minnesota Department of Education
Green Schools Workshop

Green Schools Workshops

Presented by the Minnesota Department of Education, please join us for regional Green School Workshops for K-12 administrators, staff, teachers and anyone else interested in making schools more healthy, efficient, and effective.

Workshops will be held at Minnesota’s 2012 Green Ribbon Schools National Award Winners:

  • Monday, October 29: St. Joseph – Kennedy Community School
  • Monday, November 5: West St. Paul – Garlough Environmental Magnet School
  • Wednesday, November 28: Duluth – North Shore Community School

See first-hand the benefits of green schools and learn about resources available in the areas of green buildings and energy, health and safety and environmental education.

Cost: Free. Clock hour certificates available.

Delivered by green school experts, participants in the workshops will:

  • identify ideas, resources, mentors and support in their efforts to implement green school initiatives
  • learn about the Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) program, including the benefits of green schools and the three pillars of the program: Pillar One – reduce environmental impacts and costs, Pillar Two – improve the health and wellness of students and staff, and Pillar Three – provide effective environmental and sustainability education
  • see Minnesota’s 2012 Green Ribbon Schools National Winners and hear from staff and students

The following agenda is planned for each workshop:

3 p.m. – Registration and exhibits open

3:30 p.m. – Welcome and Overview of Green Schools – GRS process and pillars, hear from 2012 GRS national winners

4 p.m. – Break-out sessions and school tours

5 p.m. – Exhibits and networking

6 p.m. – The End

Please register by sending an e-mail to Terry Alvarado at with the following information: Date and location of workshop attending, name of participant, school, position, e-mail and phone number.

For more information, please contact Jeff Ledermann at: or 651-582-8602.

Relates to the following technologies


May be of interest to the following communities

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission