Green & Healthy Schools Academy

The Green & Healthy Schools Academy promotes vibrant, just, inspiring, engaging, healthy, and high performing schools and communities through programs and engagement with educators, administrators, students, and community members.

Opportunities for School Building Professionals: 

Healthy Schools Facilities Workshops: 

Best Practices for Cleaning & Disinfecting in Covid-19 (Monday, August 24th 9-10:30am)

Ensuring a clean and safe learning environment has never been more important. Join Green Building Alliance & Women for A Healthy Environment staff to discuss healthy and high-performance cleaning strategies to prevent disease transmission.

Join GBA & WHE as we discuss the importance of cleaning & disinfecting strategies that prioritize student health and well-being during COVID-19. This webinar will cover the difference between cleaning and disinfecting, healthier disinfectant selection, and the best ways to develop a sustainable healthy and high-performing cleaning program.

This is a free event that will be held through Zoom. A link to the event will be sent upon registration.

This work is a collaboration between Green Building Alliance’s Green and Healthy Schools Academy and Women for a Healthy Environment’s Healthy Schools PA program

Register today!

Green Cleaning Technical Assistance: GHSA staff are highly trained to provide assessment, recommendations, staff training, and resources to implement Green Cleaning programs! Contact us via email for more information on process and cost. 

Pittsburgh 2030 District Affiliate Program: Schools interested in reducing their energy usage and saving money can join the Pittsburgh 2030 District Affiliate Program. This free program does more than just benchmark buildings—it gives school leaders and facility managers individualized energy reports, access to Bridge to 2030 events for innovative energy saving methods, and free technical assistance. For more information, contact Ellen Conrad.

Pittsburgh 2030 District Affiliates Information

Pittsburgh 2030 District Affiliate Pledge

K-12 Capital Project Technical Assistance: GHSA staff provides technical assistance to schools that are exploring renovations or new construction project. Contact us via email for more information.


Opportunities for Educators:  

GHSA Teacher Cohorts: The cohort program is a paid opportunity for K-12 classroom teachers interested in integrating climate change education into their curriculum using Project Drawdown or United Nations Sustainable Development Goals cohorts.

School Sustainability Culture Program Workshops & Retreats: These full-day workshops are open to the public, focusing on sustainability in a school context. They are offered virtually until further notice.

  • Sustainability 101: Components of a Green & Healthy School
    • Virtual professional development workshops for K-12 school staff.

School Sustainability Project Technical Assistance: From building efficiency to climate change education, GHSA staff supports school sustainability and facility projects with vendor recommendations, green school resources, and project planning support for all sustainability topics. For more information, contact us via email.


Opportunities for Students: 

Youth Programming: Youth are the future and there are so many opportunities for young people to engage in climate action! For more information on virtual youth leadership opportunities and programming, contact Ellen Conrad.


This program is coordinated through the knowledge and effort of Jenna Cramer and Ellen Conrad.