School Leaders will Gather in Pasadena November 6-7
PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Kevin de León, who fought to help California schools reduce their energy bills through Prop 39 funds, will be the keynote speaker at the November 6 opening session of the 2013 Green California Schools Summit.
The Summit, which will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center from November 6-7, is the state's largest annual gathering focused on green programs in California schools. The 2013 program was developed under the leadership of an Advisory Board chaired by State Architect Chester "Chet" Widom and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
De León will be joined in the opening session by Dian Grueneich, Commissioner Emeritus of the California Public Utilities Commission, who led the PUC's efforts on energy efficiency during her term there, developing the California Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan and overseeing a 40% expansion of California's energy efficiency funding.
Over two days, the Summit will offer concurrent education sessions led by sustainability experts from the public and private sectors, including several focused on the details of Prop 39 implementation in K-12 districts. School specialists from the U.S. Green Building Council have organized a track covering topics ranging from funding to curriculum, and CalRecycle's Office of Education and the Environment is bringing sessions on California's K-12 environmental literacy curriculum.
An Expo will feature more than a hundred companies offering green products and services. The schools Summit is being held in conjunction with the Green California Community Colleges Summit, and a November 7 session will cover guidelines for Prop 39 projects in the state's community colleges.
Registration for the keynote session, and the Expo is free. All attendees are also On November 6, outstanding programs at both K-12 and community college campuses will be recognized at the Summit's annual Leadership Awards reception.
For more information, or to register online, visit www.green-technology.org or call 626.577.5700.
Managing Editor, Green Technology
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