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March 15, 2013


2nd Annual NJ Sustainable Schools Conference

 March 15, 2013

 “Program at a Glance”


8:00 – 9:00                  Registration/Refreshments/Exhibits


9:00 – 9:15                  Welcoming Remarks – Carol James, Director, NJ Sustainable Schools Consortium, Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)

·         Introductions

·         Agenda Overview


9:15 – 10:40                Keynote/ Discussion Apple

                                    Jaimie Cloud – Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education                                               

                                    Educating for Sustainability with the Brain in Mind”


10:40 – 11:00              Break/Exhibits


11:00 – 12:15              Breakout Sessions


Breakout Sessions

Intended Audience



*Leadership in a Time of Green


·         Superintendents

·         Business Administrators

·         BOE Members

·         School Leaders

·         Municipal Leaders

·         Business Leaders

To identify the necessary leadership strategies, policies, and strong collaborative teams needed to effectively plan and implement green, sustainable initiatives in your district.

*Facilities Matter - The Art of “Return on Investment”



·         Facilities Directors

·         Facilities Managers

·         Business Administrators

To examine opportunities to green district facilities and practices within an education setting to lower operating costs and support academic achievement.


*School Buildings: An Untapped Learning Laboratory



·         Curriculum Directors

·         Career Preparation Specialists

·         Technical Schools

·         Guidance Counselors

·         Workforce Readiness

To identify and deliver the skills needed for new and emerging green careers, through challenging, problem-solving opportunities embedded within a rich curriculum.


*The Payoffs of Partnership


·         All

To examine how teamwork and collaboration can result in new sustainable practices.


12:15 – 1:15                NJ Green Ribbon Schools Awards Luncheon                 



1:15 – 1:45                  Green Ribbon Schools: Lessons Learned

                                    Green Common Corners 


1:15 – 1:45                  Vendor Exhibits: It IS Easy Being Green

$125 per individual
$400 per group of 4