7th NYC Green School Conference
The 7th NYC Green School Conference is the 7th edition of the Green School Conference presented by Green Mentors of New York City in the United States, on the sidelines of the 78th session of UNGA.
The 7th NYC Green School Conference brings together thought leaders, educators, learners, policymakers, innovators, diplomates, administrators, solution providers, bookkeepers, healthcare experts, and climate leaders worldwide to discuss a wide range of topics related to fostering a more inclusive, compassionate, and climate-conscious approach toward humanizing and climatizing global education.
The 7th NYC Green School Conference offers the participants to hear inspiring keynote speeches by prominent experts and time-tested views of the panelists, presenters, stories of school leaders, solutions providers, and domain experts associated with sustainable and responsible education. In addition, the conference typically covers a wide range of topics, including:
Greening Learning spaces: Creating environmentally friendly and sustainable educational environments that promote student well-being, connection with nature, and a sense of environmental responsibility. Exploring innovative and sustainable approaches to school design, including energy-efficient buildings, renewable energy systems, water conservation, waste management, and green spaces.
Greening Curriculum: Integrating sustainability, environmental education, and climate change topics into various subjects and grade levels to cultivate students’ knowledge, skills, and values to understand and address the environmental challenges facing our planet, which includes curriculum development, pedagogical approaches, and interdisciplinary learning.
Greening Games: Integrating sustainability principles and environmentally friendly practices into all sports. Greening games raise awareness, educate, and inspire players to adopt sustainable behaviors within and beyond the sports world. This approach contributes to a more environmentally conscious gaming industry and harnesses games’ potential as a powerful tool for environmental advocacy and education.
Co-curricular activities: Infusing sustainable practices and environmental consciousness into extracurricular programs and initiatives within educational institutions. This approach extends sustainability beyond the classroom by incorporating eco-friendly principles into various clubs, sports teams, arts programs, and community service activities.
These activities provide hands-on experiences, opportunities for teamwork, and leadership development, empowering students to become active agents of change in creating a greener and more sustainable future.
Experiential Learning: Highlighting the benefits and methodologies of outdoor and experiential learning in promoting environmental awareness, nature connection, and sustainable practices, which include field trips, nature-based activities, and project-based learning.
Green Teachers: Green teachers are educators passionate about integrating sustainability and environmental education into their teaching practices. Green teachers strive to create engaging and interactive learning experiences that promote environmental awareness, critical thinking, and active citizenship.
Student Leadership: Showcasing examples of student-led initiatives, environmental clubs, and youth activism in schools and discussing ways to empower students to become environmental leaders and change agents.
Green Innovations: Exploring the latest advancements in green technologies and innovations, which can reduce carbon footprint, promote energy efficiency, and enhance school sustainability.
Greening Food: Addressing topics related to sustainable food production, school gardens, farm-to-school programs, and promoting healthy and environmentally friendly food choices in schools.
Climate Action: Discuss strategies for educating students about climate change, its impacts, and the importance of climate action, including exploring ways to foster climate literacy, resilience, and adaptation in schools.
Community Engagement: Highlighting the importance of community involvement, partnerships with local organizations, and engaging parents, businesses, and community members in supporting sustainable practices and initiatives in schools.
Green Accreditation: Providing information about green School accreditation programs, sustainability benchmarks, and recognition schemes that schools can pursue to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.
Professional Development: Offering workshops and sessions focused on providing educators with the knowledge, resources, and professional development opportunities to effectively integrate sustainability and environmental education into their teaching practices.
Policy and Advocacy: Exploring the role of policy frameworks, government support, and advocacy in promoting sustainable practices in schools and advancing the green school movement.
Case Studies: Showcasing successful green school projects, initiatives, and case studies from around the world, providing inspiration and practical insights for participants.