Sustainability for a New Generation: Green Schools Summit Coming to Pasadena

Nov 24, 2009, 13:00 ET from Green Technology

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Green California Schools Summit and Expo, now in its third year, is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California December 9 - 11, 2009. High performance schools - whether new buildings or renovations - can save money, keep students and faculty healthier and engender life-long environmental awareness. From school gardens to recycling programs and energy efficiency retrofits, the full spectrum of green schools will be covered at the Summit, the nation's largest green schools conference.

Pre-conference workshops and concurrent education sessions offer the chance to learn from stakeholders and innovators in the green schools movement - from State Architect David Thorman to government agencies, green schools rating organizations, architects and curriculum experts. An exposition will feature more than 100 companies with sustainable products and services.

Welcoming attendees as they arrive at the convention center will be a green modular schoolroom erected by American Modular Systems. One of the most respected modular manufacturers, and the Premier Sponsor of the Summit, AMS has designed and built commercial, institutional and educational facilities for more than 20 years.

The exhibition floor will include a garden display from the Los Angeles Unified School District. Also in the exhibit hall, a Resource Center organized by the Office of the State Architect will include representatives from state agencies that can assist green programs, from the California Building Standards Commission and Department of Education, to the California Energy Commission and the Metropolitan Water District.

The Summit also includes special event for teachers. At the Pathways to the Future Teachers' Institute, educators will learn about real-world applications of sustainability from professionals in green fields including advanced transportation, recycling and green building - and engage in hands-on exploration of curriculum resources.

The Summit's annual Leadership Awards will be presented at a reception on December 10, honoring school districts, companies and individuals for contributions to California's green schools movement. Keynote speakers will be Alec Loorz, a high school sophomore who has gained international attention for his efforts to help his peers understand global warming; and Bharat Patel, an expert in sustainability and green building who has worked on building projects in Europe, Asia and America and is also active in fields including finance, job development and carbon trading.

For more information on the Summit and to register, go to or contact Eric Rennie at 626-577-5700,

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SOURCE Green Technology