Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living to host the 2011 Sustainable Schools Summit on November 16th at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence.
The Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living will host the 2011 Sustainable Schools Summit on Wednesday, November 16th at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Summit will bring together teachers, students, parents, administrators, facilities managers, and other members of school communities from across the state to showcase successful local initiatives and to provide participants with the knowledge, resources, and support network to move their school toward greater sustainability.
The event, now in its fourth year, is made possible through partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Rhode Island College, Providence Public Schools, Aramark, and Sodexo. Agenda highlights include Opening Remarks by Commissioner Gist and Providence Schools Superintendent Lusi, as well as a Keynote Address by RI’s Teacher of the Year, Shannon Donovan.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend hands-on workshops addressing topics ranging from “School Green Teams in Action” to “State and National Curricular Models” and visit a variety of exhibitors offering resources and programs to improve school sustainability.
The event will close with a presentation on the Green Ribbon Schools Program in RI and an evening panel sharing the inspiring story of Nathan Bishop, a school whose community rallied to restore and improve the building and is now showcased as one of the State’s leading high performance schools!
For more information about the event or to register go to www.apeiron.org.