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Green Schools Committee

The Green Schools Committee advances the USGBC-Illinois initiative of supporting green school policy and legislation through planned events and advocacy for school districts, schools, and school professionals.
Green Schools Committee Meetings Information:
Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of the month from 5:30-7:00 PM.  As the Healthy High Performing Schools Symposium approaches, we will also host monthly conference calls.  New members are always welcome. you plan to attend, please RSVP through the links below or on the Chapter Events Calendar

Upcoming 2014/2015 Meeting Dates:
August 13, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
September 10, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
October 8, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
November 12, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
December 10, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
January 14, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
February 11, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
March 11, 2015 @ 5:30 PM

Please visit our Chapter Events Calendar for meeting locations and agendas.

Initiatives & Focus Groups
Green Apple Day of Service
Healthy High Performing Schools Symposium
Green Classroom Professional Certificate
Higher Education

Committee Member Resources
Yammer: USGBC-Illinois Green Schools Committee
Green Schools Research/Publications
Green Schools Talking Points

Green Schools Champion Description
Tailoring Message to Audience
Greening America’s Schools – Gregory Kats
US Mayors Green Schools Press Release
Sample Advocacy Letter to School
LEED for Schools FAQ

Midyear Meeting
Green Schools Coalition & Sponsors in Minnesota
Green Schoools Summit in Washington DC
TEDx livestream in Michigan
TED talk from Bronx Teacher Steve Ritz

Office of Lt Govornor Pat Quinn
Illinois Sustainable Schools Compact
Sustainable Schools in Illinois – Schools Siting
Green Cleaning Schools Act
Governor’s Annual Sustainable Schools Symposium
Committee Presentation – Governor’s Symposium 4/2/13

Quarterly Chapter Business Meeting 4/25/13
Midyear Meeting

Committee Chairs:
Michael Eichhorn, Wold Architects and Engineers
Catherine Krasner, Midwest Energy Efficency Alliance

Past Chairs:
Stuart Brodsky, 2013-2014
Doc Kotecki, 2008-2013
Joseph Clair, 2007-2008

Committee Members:

Seth Dibblee Patricia Lloyd
Louise Valentin Andrew Lueck
Becky Brodsky  Liz Marusin
Jenette Mollne Lyndl Schuster
Lance Tritsch Michael Moon
Kathy St Joseph Charles Silverstein
Emily Catacchino Bob Riccardino
Adam Gorniak Mia Rubinstein


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