The mission of the GSA Corporate Sustainability Roundtable is to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable best practices in school communities while creating synergies between corporate and education sectors.  The Roundtable offers a confidential, member-based, strategic advisory and support platform for companies across a broad range of sectors to:
 
  • Learn about the most recent developments in climate change science and sustainability;
  • Foster cross-pollination of best practices, knowledge, and action;
  • Support school decision-makers with the latest trends, products and services; and
  • Empower students with the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to address conservation challenges to better serve their schools and communities.
 

“Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change. It helps young people understand and address the impact of global warming, encourages changes in their attitudes and behavior and helps them adapt to climate change-related trends.” ~ UNESCO


FEES & BENEFIT SUMMARY

An annual tax-deductible corporate contribution of $10,000 at the Defender Level or $20,000 at the Champion Level to support continuous development of the Alliance’s climate and sustainability programs. GSA Corporate Sustainability Roundtable members will be seen as leaders in their industry, as well as allies among the education and environmental communities.  The benefits of each level are:
 

Defender Level ($10,000):

  • Recognition on our website as a member of the Sustainers Circle (our annual leadership giving program).
  • Bi-annual action updates on our most important work and what you can do personally to take action.
  • Meeting with the Executive Director in D.C. or near you when she is traveling for meetings or events.
  • Invitation to regional “State of the Movement” debriefings with sustainability thought leaders, gatherings, peer events, and networking opportunities.
  • Use of the GSA Corporate Sustainability Roundtable logo to display on your website and in print materials.
  • Your company logo displayed on our website’s Roundtable page.
  • Sponsorship recognition for 10 students to attend the Alliance’s Student Conservation Corps & Congress.
 

Champion Level ($20,000):

All of the benefits listed above, PLUS
  • Personal year-end update on our accomplishments and new initiatives.
  • Invitation to explore potential program naming opportunities with the Executive Director and Founder.
  • Annual targeted email blast to all Alliance schools (currently 8,000 schools representing 1 billion square feet and growing) including the public school district leaders in the GSA District Collaborative  at the time of your enrollment in the Roundtable.
  • Promotion of your corporate leadership through quarterly articles via the Alliance’s web-based communications including: monthly newsletter, bi-annual action updates, and  social media.
  • Sponsorship of a Green Cup Challenge program in your community.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the GSA Corporate Sustainability Roundtable, please contact Lynn Santiago-Calling at lynn@greenschoolsalliance.org
   
 

MEMBER CRITERIA

Each member corporation must have a strong, explicit commitment to sustainability.   Corporate sectors include: Architectural or Engineering, Banking or Financial , Communications or IT, Construction, Food Services, Health, HVAC or Energy, High Performance Buildings, Indoor Environmental Quality or Green Cleaning , Insurance, Lighting, Materials and Resources, Site Impact, Transportation, Waste Management or Recycling, Water, Workplace Management.
 

LOGISTICS

Roundtable meetings will be held in an online format every two months. Roundtable members will be invited to host and participate in the meetings.  The discussion format will vary from high level expert briefings to lively panel debates.  Additionally, Roundtable members will have the opportunity to sponsor an in-person networking event at their location.

Roundtable meetings will offer relevant information at the regional and global scale that can impact business and education decision-making. Speakers will address progress and challenges arising domestically and internationally, including: new scientific and environmental findings; national political events and policy; and developments in international cooperation. Time at each meeting will be reserved for questions and discussion.

The Roundtable will be a force that publishes and distributes climate change and sustainability knowledge and data for the benefit of the Alliance’s worldwide network. Each meeting will be recorded, archived, and made available to Roundtable members within 48 hours of the meeting. Particular Roundtable content will be distributed to the network through the Alliance’s online community and social media channels.  The content and distribution advisor for the Roundtable is the Earth Institute of Columbia University.

  

Support the Alliance to:

solar power and buses
Reduce Schools' Climate & Ecological Impact
  students recycling
Educate & Engage the Whole School Community
  students outdoors
Connect Youth to Nature‚Äč
  student speaker
Empower the Next Generation of Leaders