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GSNN Introduces Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The vision of the Green Schools National Network is that all schools and districts are green, healthy and sustainable. The nonprofit was founded in 2008 to provide K-12 teachers, administrators, leaders and professionals with evidence-based resources and tools to maximize financial and natural resources; improve the health and well-being of staff and students; and prepare students with the knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.

In March, GSNN launched a new education Journal, Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly to help green schools move from ‘niche’ to mainstream. Bill Sterrett was named to the editorial board of the publication and contributed a book review of Kensler and Uline’s Leadership for Green Schools (Routledge) for the inaugural issue. Sterrett is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and coordinator of WCE’s Master of School Administration program.

The first issue of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly will be distributed electronically through GSNN, the National School Board Association, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools and the Green Schools Alliance. The journal is expected to reach 30,000 educators.

The March 2017 issue of Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly is available free on the GSNN website. A press release announcing the new publication can be viewed here. Link to GSNN press release

Sterrett has conducted research on green school initiatives since 2014. Recent publications include a co-authored case study on green schools, published in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership and featured in the University Council for Educational Administration’s Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership Video Spotlight series. Another article exploring insights from two different green schools in Colorado and Virginia was featured in the Kappa Delta Pi Record