Fri, Sep 28, 2018 - 11:00am

The 2018 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center and CHPS will be hosting a Partners in Learning meeting Tuesday, October 30th 10am -11am in Ballroom E. This will be the first public preview of the 2018 CHPS Core Criteria update. The Core Criteria update will inform next year's CA-CHPS update. Join us for an overview of the changes and a chance to provide your feedback. CHPS Members check your email for a 20% off promo code for registration

The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit is the nation’s first statewide green schools event, the conference brings together the public and private sector professionals who are driving the progress of green programs in the nation’s largest public education system.

Offering an Expo with over 100 companies offering green products and services, education sessions, and special events including a Leadership Awards reception, the summit is a unique annual opportunity for school stakeholders to connect, share best practices and discover new ideas and technologies.

The opening session on October 29 will feature Green Schoolyards America founder Sharon Danks. A designer, researcher and the author of Asphalts to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation, Danks has traveled the world to study hundreds of school grounds and to share best practices. State Architect Chet Widom will speak in a keynote breakfast on October 30. Widom’s office oversees approval for all plans to build and upgrade California schools. A former President of both the National American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the California Council AIA, Chet is recognized as an international leader in the profession.

Dozens of concurrent education sessions at the summit will highlight strategies behind successful green school programs. Sessions on energy efficiency, water conservation, Zero Net Energy buildings, environmental literacy, funding sources and much more will be led by green school innovators and experts. A half-day workshop on October 30 from New Buildings Institute will focus on ZNE school retrofits.

On October 29, the Summit’s annual Leadership Awards reception will recognize achievements on California campuses. For the third year, the awards program will also include recognition of Zero Net Energy projects on California school campuses.

Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. For more information and to register, go to or call 626-577-5700.

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