“I believe the children are our future.
Teach them well and let them lead the way.”
- Whitney Houston
Come hear about why and how school district leadership is embracing sustainability. Hear about the successes, challenges, and social benefits of instilling sustainable behavior in a school district and a student body.
Brian Daniels, Principal, Quinn Middle School, Hudson, MA
“Schools can best support sustainability not through science courses, or special programs, but by instilling and supporting practices by students that become habitual. Elementary and middle schools are experts in this segment of education. The greatest challenge schools face are the unsustainable decisions adults too often make.”
Kate Crosby, Energy Manager, Acton-Boxborough Regional School District
"Behavior-based energy conservation offers tremendous potential for K-12 schools, including cost savings, improved sustainability and learning opportunities for students." Kate will discuss her direct experience with successes at Acton-Boxborough Regional School District where she serves as Energy Manager, and will also discuss her research on five successful programs in K-12 schools across the country, recently published as a white paper by US Green Building Council at www.centerforgreenschools.org/Libraries/Resources_Documents/Behavior-based_Efficiency.sflb.ashx
David Harris, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager at OMR Architects, Inc.
“Pubic school design can play a key role in supporting sustainability. And help to empower the school community’s mission of education and stewardship.” David was the LEED architect for the brand-new Quinn Middle School in Hudson where Brian Daniels is principal.
Ann Greaney-Williams, Program Coordinator, Environmental Studies, Tufts University
"Urban schools face institutional and political barriers that limit their ability to implement capital improvements. Therefore, they are unable to adapt their existing buildings to be in line with sustainable building practices. How then can sustainability professionals advance sustainable schools under the current conditions."
Join us from 6PM to 9PM, Tuesday December 3rd, for:
Sustainability in Our Schools
Time is short and we all need to learn a boatload, fast. One of BASG’s explicit goals is that we learn as much as we can from each other, where the very diversity of the group is one of our most valuable assets. Come join the discussion, or hang out and listen. Meet those folks working hard to do what you’re trying to do and your paths have not yet crossed. We have a great time and really want to meet you!
Our format for the evening begins with informal networking followed by quick introductions all round before several lightening-speed presentations from knowledgeable folks. Using a modified IGNITE-style format, our speakers will share their experiences and then open the discussion.
We’ll end the discussion with time left for more networking and sharing info on other local events. Hope to see you there!
The Venture Cafe is located at the Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor. Visitors must comply with Venture Cafe attendance policies (see http://bit.ly/vc-credo for more details).
Admission $12 - includes Eventbrite service fees
Hope to see you there!
When & Where
Boston Area Sustainability Group
The Boston Area Sustainaiblity Group (BASG) is about bringing sustainability-minded professionals to share, learn, make new connections, and further the work of sustainability. BASG holds monthly meetings to explore important topics in sustainability. We're young and old from varying realms of sustainability -public, private, non-profit and academia. The very diversity of our group is one of our strengths. You can join our online discussion at www.basg.org.