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Whatcom County Green Schools Summit June 3; students welcome

May 28th, 2014 | Category: News

BELLINGHAM – The first gathering in Whatcom County of K-12 school administrators, teachers, green building professionals, students and parents will take place June 3 at Broadway Hall in Bellingham, and is being coordinated by Sustainable Connections, Cascadia Green Building Council and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. It includes a line-up of speakers with diverse backgrounds:  Riley Grant, Sustainable Schools Manager of RE Sources’ Green Classroom Certification, a free program that provides teachers a meaningful, simple way to integrate conservation education into curriculum and initiate sustainable changes in the classrooms and beyond; Stacy Smedley, Executive Director of The Seed Collaborative, a Seattle non-profit committed to creating environmentally restorative learning spaces that educate and inspire children to be the next generation of environmental stewards; Tim Jewitt, Managing Principal at Dykeman, an architecture firm, and has recently participated in over 12 education projects in Bothell, Monroe, Snohomish, Everett, and Whatcom Middle School in Bellingham. “This conference aims to focus on the built environment for our children’s schools and highlight what is happening regionally for creating the most sustainable schools in the world,” notes Rose Lathrop, Green Building and Smart Growth Manager for Sustainable Connections. Students of all ages are welcome to attend as they are the heart of the movement and are often the ones initiating changes. Activities for kids will be provided. The Summit starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, see www.SustainableConnections.org.

 

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