Third Annual Sustainable Schools Symposium – April 1, 2011

The Governor and Lt. Governor’s Offices invite you and your organization to participate as an attendee, sponsor or exhibitor at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Schools Symposium, hosted by the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, Chicago Public Schools Environmental Affairs, and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in Chicago on Friday, April 1 2011.  This symposium is an opportunity to exchange ideas with symposium participants such as school and district administrators, regional superintendents, school board members, facilities managers and custodial staff, teachers, school health practitioners, facility planners and architects, school-related non-profits and agencies, and high school student environmental leaders.  Speakers and workshops will cover topics such as sustainable school facility planning and sitting, green facilities management, sustainable renovation and construction, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental education and service learning, water conservation, waste reduction, and sustainable school transportation.

Registration: The Symposium is free to attend, however please register online in advance, here:

Presentations: We are currently looking for presenters for this year’s symposium.  Please submit your bio, title of presentation, and 5 sample slides to by Monday February 28th.

Exhibitors: We are looking for exhibitors for the symposium.  The fee to exhibit for businesses is $250 and $100 dollars for non-profits.  Please send $250 or $100 exhibitor fee via check payable to USGBC – Illinois Chapter to 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 946, Chicago, IL 60654.  For questions about exhibitor or payments, please contact Katie Kaluzny, USGBC – Illinois Chapter, at 312-245-8300 x3.

About Laura B.

Laura L. Barnes is ISTC's Sustainability Information Curator and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLPPR). She also created and authors Environmental News Bits (
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