Green Schools Advocacy Committee Meeting

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar via Adobe Connect


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Special Webinar & Meeting

April 15, 2015 from 12 pm - 1 pm

Please join the USGBC-Illinois Green Schools Committee for our monthly meeting. This month we are hosting a webinar that will serve as a combined presentation and business meeting. Lyndl Schuster, Asst. Superintendent of Business Services at River Trails SD 26 will start us off with a version of her and Michael Eichorn’s upcoming Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) presentation “Creating and Funding Healthy Green School Projects”.

Lyndl will discuss how to access tools and gain strategies to launch a successful Green School Committee. Learn how to increase nutrition and fitness awareness and integrate sustainability into student life and curriculum. Obtain checklists to win grant funding for energy and waste reduction projects, as well as templates to help your district achieve the national Green Ribbon Award. River Trails Middle School recently garnered the state’s Green Ribbon award and is among 87 nominees across the nation to compete in the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools awards program:


12:00 to 12:30 Presentation

12:30 to 1:00 Discuss and break into working groups: green ribbon, green apple, green schools symposium 2016.

The committee call after the “Creating and Funding Healthy Green School Projects” presentation will focus on breaking into subcommittees for upcoming projects. We have great initiatives to get started on, and we think this will be the best way to work towards them. We need everyone on board to see these projects through! 

Please register for this meeting so we can estimate attendance.  While in registration you can select the “add to calendar” option to add it to your calendar. Registering through the USGBC system will allow us to pre-accept you as a participant; however, you still need to use the webinar access information provided below to connect the day of.

Accessing the webinar/call: This event will take place via Adobe Connect® and audio teleconference; participants can log into the webinar as “Guests” using their web browser.  An Adobe Connect® participant guide is attached for your reference, if needed. The audio-only dial-in number is 1-866-299-3188; access code:  7193131#.  Participants without computers can dial in like any teleconference. It may be possible to use your computer speakers/microphone, but the separate audio is there as a back-up. The webinar link is: .

Day of Meeting Contacts:

  • Michael Eichhorn – 630-574-8725
  • Catherine Krasner – 815-751-9313
  • Seth Dibblee (Webinar host) - (312) 886-5992,

School Districts member Alert! USGBC is now offering a free membership for PK12 school districts! Join us or contact our committee chairs: Mike Eichhorn or Catie Krasner  to learn more.

For additional information and involvement opportunities, please visit the USGBC-Illinois Green Schools Committee Web Page. Join our LinkedIn group to keep the discussion going!

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