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GBA Member Event: Virtual Green Building Trivia Night

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Trivia Night! – Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

Looking for a way to test your knowledge with a little friendly competition during your quarantine? Join us for Green Building Alliance’s Virtual Green Building Trivia Night! We will gather from near and far to test our green building expertise, challenge ourselves, and learn together. Now might be the time to refresh your memory on facts you’ve learned at our events and tours, or maybe even do some research to sharpen up. You never know what will score you some points…

 

Think you have what it takes? Game on, we’ll see you there!

 

 

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GBA Member Event: Virtual Green Building Trivia Night

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Register for our Virtual Green Building Trivia Night!

 

Trivia Night! – Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

Looking for a way to test your knowledge with a little friendly competition during your quarantine? Join us for Green Building Alliance’s Virtual Green Building Trivia Night! We will gather from near and far to test our green building expertise, challenge ourselves, and learn together. Now might be the time to refresh your memory on facts you’ve learned at our events and tours, or maybe even do some research to sharpen up. You never know what will score you some points…

 

Think you have what it takes? Game on, we’ll see you there!

 

 

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GHSA K-12 Virtual Happy Hour: Climate Change Education for All!

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Green & Healthy Schools Academy K-12 Virtual Happy Hour  

Climate Change Education for All!

 

The science is in–the climate is changing and as educators, we need to prepare our students to be future leaders. However, many of us find it difficult to teach about climate change. The reasons are varied: the politicized nature of the topic, feeling unqualified in the content area, lack of resources or time. The truth is that informing our students about climate change is more than teaching them the science—it’s teaching them the range of solutions!  

GBA’s Teacher Cohorts are designed so every teacher of any subject area can take on the challenge of climate educationCome learn from a panel of this year’s participants about their journey designing for climate in their lessons and how to join our Pittsburgh and West Virginia cohorts next year!  The Zoom link will be sent upon registering. Contact Ellen Conrad (ellenc@gbapgh.org) with any questions.

 

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This event encompasses United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 4: Quality Education.

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GHSA K-12 Virtual Happy Hour: Rethinking Education during COVID-19

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Green & Healthy Schools Academy K-12 Virtual Happy Hour  

Rethinking Education during COVID-19

 

We are witnessing the world of education shift before our very eyes. Educators are working hard to maintain some type of normalcy in the classroom, while PSSAs are canceled and some school districts are ending the school year early. As education shifts, we want to take a moment to remind ourselves that teaching is more than state standards and dissect some of the educational myths outlined in David Orr’s essay, “What is Education For?  

 

Read David Orr’s essay, “What is Education For?” HERE: https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/classes/EEOB-590A/marshcourse/V.5/V.5a%20What%20Is%20Education%20For.htm 

 

 The first 15 minutes of each Happy Hour will be a brief presentation on the topic, which will lead into a guided discussion. There will be a summary of the reading, so don’t feel like you need to read it to participate in the conversation. The Zoom link will be sent upon registering. Contact Ellen Conrad (ellenc@gbapgh.org) with any questions.

 

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This event encompasses United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education.

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Mold, Radon, and Lead in Schools Webinar

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This event was rescheduled from March 10th, 2020 and is now available online.

Join Women for a Healthy Environment and Green Building Alliance for technical guidance on addressing mold, lead and radon in your school building.  Participants will learn best practices around preventing moisture & mold issues in their buildings and will learn how to investigate, evaluate, and remediate moisture & mold problems in their building.  Participants will receive technical guidance on the environmental hazards of lead and radon, understand the steps and nuances of testing and remediation and learn more about the resources available to assist in the process.  

This workshop is presented in collaboration with the 1000 Hours a Year Project, which is committed to helping improve the environments where children learn to keep kids safe, healthy and learning. The 1000 Hours a Year Project was made possible through generous funding from The Heinz Endowments and talented staff from Women for a Healthy Environment¹s Healthy Schools PA and Green Building Alliance’s Green and Healthy Schools Academy. 

This workshop is offered via Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link. For more information on the Healthy Schools Workshop series and other GHSA programming, contact Green and Healthy Schools Director, Katie Lockley. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

Identify common facility interest areas, pain points, and foci that relate to the experience of facility personnel.  

Share best practices and common misunderstandings  

Establish connections with other people in their field that are having similar experiences for increased support  

Develop a series of action steps upon the end of the workshop to apply in their own school settings.  

 

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Handprinting: Creating Healthy, High-Performing, and Engaging School Environments through a Net-Positive Approach

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Born out of research from Harvard and MIT, Handprinting is a response to the concept of carbon footprints, emphasizing how positive actions in our community for sustainability and climate action can be bigger than impact. What role can handprinting play in your classroom or school? Join us as we go through the science on how focusing on the possibilities of our actions can spur action and excitement for climate!   

Featuring handprinting presentations by South Fayette’s Student Diversity Leadership Committee and Rowan Elementary’s Project Bat.

Scholarships are available in an effort to make this program accessible to everyone and are given based on financial need.  Coffee, breakfast and lunch are included in cost. To receive a scholarship to an event or for more information on the School Sustainability Culture Program Workshop series and other GHSA programming, contact Green and Healthy Schools Director, Katie Lockley. 

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Workshop Agenda

8-8:30 Complimentary coffee and breakfast

8:30-9:30 Get to know your Carbon Footprint!

9:3010:30 Handprinting: A Net-Positive Approach 

10:30-10:45 Break 

10:45-11:45 Handprinting with South Fayette’s Student Diversity Leadership Committee

11:45-12:30 Lunch 

12:30-1:30 pm Rowan Elementary’s Project BAT 

1:30-2:30 Measuring handprinting in your school 

2:30-3pm Union Project Tour  (Optional)

 

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