Center for Ecoliteracy senior editor Michael K. Stone presented at a "Solution Summit: Curriculum that Advances a Sustainable Future" at the Green Schools National Conference: Working Together for Healthy, Sustainable Schools, March 27 to 29 in Sacramento. California.
The Green Schools National Conference, sponsored by the Green Schools National Network, convenes thought leaders and early adopters of green school best practices from across North America. It allows participants to benefit from the opportunity to work with others who are passionate about transforming schools and the way they operate. The annual conference, now in its fourth year, attracted more than 1,200 participants in 2013. It is designed to allow attendees to learn about creative strategies for success and to take home real-life tools that can transform schools. Keynote speakers include Tom Steyer of TomKat Charitable Trust, a funding partner of the Center's.
A concurrent student summit aims to inspire and equip student leaders with 21st-century skills, as well as update them on the latest in sustainability education, foster student collaboration, and provide resources to accelerate the growth of the green school movement.
Michael K. Stone, senior editor at the Center for Ecoliteracy, is primary author of the Center's book, Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability and coeditor of Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World. He was managing editor of Whole Earth magazine and the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog, and a founding faculty member and academic vice president of World College West.