Discussion Groups are organized by topic. Click JOIN inside the group to chat with others!

 
Inside the Discussion Groups you will find:
  • DISCUSSIONS - start a discussion and pose questions for others to answer
  • SUCCESS STORIES - read and write stories about successful school projects 
  • VIDEOS - watch a collection of videos pertaining to the group topic
  • AND MORE!

Discussion Groups

  • Share and learn how to build a culture of sustainability through activities outside the classroom including providing assemblies, fun and engaging games, participating i...
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  • Share and learn about high performance buildings and managing school grounds, including designing, renovating or constructing schools to LEED standards or its equivalen...
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  • Share and learn how to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions over time. Explore current climate topics and opportunities to educate and engage your students and communi...
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  • Share and learn how to launch successful communication and outreach campaigns.  Explore not “what” to communicate, but “how” to communicate with students and others about s...
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  • Learn and share best practices with other district-level sustainability leaders. Learn how to drive sustainability into the core of your district's mission and business an...
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  • Share and learn how to track your school's total building energy consumption and improve it through efficiency efforts, including topics such as HVAC, lighting, insulation...
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  • Share and learn how to develop investment policies and practices that consider triple bottom line sustainability – economic, equity and environmental. Explore investment...
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  • Share and learn how to create and maintain a school garden that engages your community through classroom engagement, pollination, and composting. Explore “garden to table”...
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  • Share and learn how physical activity and a healthy diet provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to maximize their engagement with the outdoors, while incre...
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  • Share and learn about indoor environmental quality, including topics such as green cleaning, indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and noise pollution. Explore opportunit...
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  • Share and learn how to integrate sustainability as a guiding principle across all institutional planning, policies and practices. Develop a green team, mission statement,...
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  • Share and learn about environmentally-preferred purchasing methods to reduce consumption levels at your school. Explore opportunities to aggregate our members' collect...
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  • The 4R's – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink – define how we should tackle the creation, management, and elimination of waste in our schools. Explore different approaches in i...
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  • Share and learn about service learning techniques and management through volunteerism and hands-on community service programs.  Explore the many opportunities that buil...
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  • Share and learn how to create sustainability policies and practices that are inclusive, diverse, and balanced. Explore diversity training and other programs that are acces...
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  • Share and learn how school food and cafeteria practices impact education, health/wellness, and much more. Explore opportunities to improve operations through local food i...
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  • Share and learn how to infuse your classroom with triple bottom line sustainability – environment, economics, and equity. Explore professional development to support your...
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  • Share and learn about how to reduce emissions by creating a pedestrian and bike friendly campus. Explore alternative commuting options, fuel efficient/electric fleet vehi...
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  • Share and learn how to track and reduce your school's water consumption and teach water conservation to the school community. Explore strategies to reduce consumption in bui...
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  • Share and learn about connecting youth to nature and place. Explore opportunities to build habitat, restore wetlands, and teach this generation about protecting and preser...
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  • Share and learn about how to improve youth leadership skills and advocacy. Explore how to start programs and clubs at your school and invite others. Become a global leader in yo...
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Highlighted Resources

Visit the Resource Center for a curated, searchable library of resources, featuring:

Green Energy Video Series

Integrate energy efficiency knowledge into classrooms.
Check Out The Videos

ForestNation

ForestNation tree kits are the greenest school fundraiser ever!
Pledge to Plant

Youth Leadership Guides

How-to-guides with great ideas and tips for students.
Get The Guides

Highlighted Sponsors


Ecofriendly Automotive Products

Energy-Saving Refrigeration Sensor
TreeRIng
A Sustainable Yearbook Tradition


Cell Phone Recycling Program


For Eco-Friendly Products