School districts across the country have had to adjust to shrinking budgets and uncertain times. And nowhere is that more evident than in the state of California. Conserving resources and operating at top efficiencies have become the norm.
Going Green Imperative for California
California is a state that is notorious for taking the lead on green topics. Look at what happened in the recent November primary when residents voted down Proposition 23, which would have suspended the state’s climate change law until the California’s looming unemployment rate of over 12 percent (third highest in the nation) fell to below 5.5 percent for an entire year.
Some say that the economic arguments about going green outweigh the environmental ones. In a state where the unemployment rate is the third highest in the nation, that just might be a fact. However, regardless of the motivation, the result is the same: savings from energy efficiency, job growth in the green sector and a generation of students who not only have a brighter future, but who are prepared to take on the crucial green issues of the future.
Green California Schools Summit & Exposition 2010
The Summit on December 8, 9 & 10 offers a once-a-year chance to get up-to-date information on green policy innovations, implementation of green best practices and the newest sustainability technologies.
Green curriculum—particularly when offered in conjunction with green building features—can help cultivate a generation of students prepared for a future where resource management and green innovation will be crucial issues.
The Summit offers organizations the opportunity to showcase their green products and services to thousands of California public school leaders and decision makers. It includes educational sessions on topics such as green building, green energy, green curriculum development and green financing.
The event is being held on three days, December 8, 9 & 10, 2010, at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, Calif.