Archive

February 15, 2018:
Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future
January 18, 2018:
New Year, New Green Goals
December 13, 2017:
Celebrate Local Champions This Holiday Season!
November 14, 2017:
Little Contributions Can Create Meaningful Changes!
October 16, 2017:
Getting started: Conversations, Intentions and Transformations
September 12, 2017:
How to: Create a Green Culture at School; Build a School Garden; Stay Motivated and Give Back!
August 8, 2017: 
Students Translate Dreams Into Action at Sc3 2017

February 2018

 
 
This month we’re highlighting the importance of leadership and how it inspires the next generation of global citizens. In the Executive Director's Corner, Sharon explains how adults can empower kids to take independent action to help build our shared future.

 

Leaders Inspire Leaders

by Emily Kuhn, student intern

Combating climate change is a daunting task and progress can feel slow when there is so much that needs to happen. Luckily, I have a secret weapon that keeps me engaged: there is a place that has been cultivated specifically by and for environmental, social justice junkies like me. This place is where I first discovered that I could become an environmental leader and spokesperson for my generation – it is my annual hope-replenishment pitstop.

 

 

In Dubai, A Garden Cultivates Community
by Laurence Myers, school professional

Dubai is an inhospitable place to build a garden. In a city on a 'fast track' to the future, at the hub of futuristic innovation, lies the American School of Dubai (ASD). With a population of roughly 1850 students from all parts of the world, and with plans for expansion in the coming two years, it wouldn’t seem that ASD would be the ideal spot for a sustainable garden. As strange as it might sound, this school, in this place, is making waves with a garden program that really has lots to boast about.

 

 

Where Advocacy and Decision-Making Meet

 
School professional, Melanie Meren, has published the second blog post in her new series: Everyday Advocacy. These compelling anecdotes offer an inspiring message about what it truly means to be an advocate in both theory and practice.
 

 

Green Schools Conference & Expo

Our organization is thrilled to support this year’s Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE), taking place May 3-4 in Denver, CO. GSCE is an annual event that convenes people from across the U.S. to further the vision of sustainable, healthy schools.
 
Early bird registration ends March 2! Learn more and register here.

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Alliance Updates

Welcome to our newest Sustainability Leadership Commitment Schools!

New Sustainability Stewards:
Providence Day School – Charlotte, NC, USA
American School of Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales – Nuevo León, Mexico
Recreio Christian School – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

We have updated the GSA Sustainability Leadership Commitment so schools can lay the groundwork for fundamental change that will impact students for future generations. It starts with you!

 

Social Media Highlights

Interview with Youth Leader

Your Actions Make a Difference

2018 Sustainability Leader Awards

 
 
 

Student intern, Florence, interviewed a leader who is making a difference on her college campus.
Read the interview

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James

Get inspired

Sustainability Awards were given for a range of categories from energy efficiency to sustainable transport & travel.

Find out who won

   

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