GSA Conference for Georgia Schools

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:00



The Marist School and Woodward Academy

Invite ALL Students &

School Faculty/Staff Representatives to attend the

Georgia GSAx Spring Conference:

Green Schools GA 2013

Saturday, April 13th

10 am to 2 pm

An Exciting, Student-Driven Conference & Resource Fair

Hosted by:

The Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road

Atlanta, GA 30319

Community Service hours &
Volunteer Opportunities offered to Students.


Featured Speakers include:

Laura Turner Seydel and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper


The cost of the conference is $15, which includes lunch. The registration fee can be paid with cash on the day of the conference, or by check (in advance or the day of). If mailing a check, please make it out to Marist School and send to the above address, and include ATTN: Amelia Luke.

Please Register to attend HERE>

NETWORK with schools, businesses and other sustainability experts SHARE your greening experiences DISCOVER resources to meet your sustainability goals HEAR expert speakers ATTEND training workshops with experts SAMPLE innovative green products EXPLORE sustainable, energy-smart solutions LEARN to be a global leader in your own community



Come network with other green schools (and green-striving schools) for a day of learning and idea sharing. Bring your environment club or green team, teachers, administrators... anyone!  Featured sessions include how to start your own pollinator garden, roof top garden, rain garden, and organic garden. 

9:30-10: Check-in, Social-time

10-10:45: Opening Session  (Centennial)

10:50 - 12:00:  Break Out Sessions #1 and #2 

  • Chattahoochee River Keepers (Jason Ulseth)

  • Conserving Water with a Rain Water Pillow (Harrington)

  • Sustainability Tour of Marist (Marist Eco Club Members)

  • Invasive Species & Native Planting (Akin & Markwalter)

  • Building a Rain Garden (Carter Chandler)

12:00 - 12:20:  Lunch (Cafeteria) and Exhibit Hall Opens

12:30 - 1:40:  Break Out Sessions #3 and #4

  • Adopt-A-Stream (Jason Ulseth)

  • Building a Pollinator Garden (Leigh Peters)

  • Building a Roof Top Garden (Felipe Gastaldi)

  • Organic Gardening (Lisle & Burns)

1:40 - 2:00 Closing Remarks


Exhibit Hall

  Atlanta Audubon Society
The Original Rain Water Pillow (Jim Harrington)
Green Schools Alliance
Clean Air Campaign (Gretchen Gigley)
Live Thrive Atlanta (Peggy Whitlow)
Dunwoody Nature Center
National Wildlife federation Eco Schools Program
Oxford Institute of Environmental Education
Georgia EPD Outreach
iCare Bags
Petite Environmental Preserve
Zoo Atlanta
Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia
The Wylde Center
C4 Belts

And our own local schools

We invite all schools to attend, both faculty and student representatives, to learn about available steps to a more sustainable school.  

Thank you and Hope to see you on the 13th!

Amelia Luke, Faculty, The Marist School

Charlie Marcus, Student, Woodward Academy

Please Register to attend HERE>

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