Back to All Events

USGBC Colorado - 2019 Green Schools Summit


The USGBC Green Schools Summit is the Mountain Region's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents to further advance healthy, safe and sustainable schools statewide. The annual education and networking event, hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized in partnership with volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative, provides a unique opportunity to discuss how we can create better learning environments for students.

The 2019 Summit theme is "High Stakes, All In":

Today, there is no doubt we are seeing and experiencing the effects of climate change, with hotter summers, snowier winters and natural disasters occurring more regularly and with greater intensity all over the world. In November 2018, the UN released a report calling for a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to combat the rising threat of climate change. That is only a few short years away, and by that time, children born today will still only be in elementary school. With the stakes so high, we need everyone to go “all in” on sustainability and resiliency measures, particularly for the benefit of these school children born into the climate crisis.


Thursday, November 7 | West Woods Golf Club, Arvada, CO

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Resiliency Workshop *
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Sustainability Leaders Network Gathering
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Opening Reception *

* Please register separately for the Workshop and Opening Reception. Summit and Workshop attendees are invited to attend the Opening Reception. Space is limited - RSVP to reserve your spot!

For more info, visit

Friday, November 8 | Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

8:00 am: Registration Opens / Visit with Exhibitors / Light Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 am: Opening Plenary
10:15 am - 11:15 am: Education Tracks
11:15 am - 11:45 am: Networking with Exhibitors
11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Networking Luncheon
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Networking with Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Education Tracks
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Education Tracks
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Closing Plenary
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Happy Hour and Networking

Your event ticket includes access to the opening reception on Thursday, November 7 (RSVP required), and a full day of programming with a light breakfast, lunch, and a happy hour on Friday, November 8.

More information about the event, including programming details, plenaries, happy hour, and sponsors, can be found on the event website:

Interested in supporting the Green Schools Summit? Learn more. Questions about sponsorship? Contact Charlie Woodruff.

***Please note: Onsite registrants at the main Summit will be charged a flat rate of $235. Register in advance to save!

Earlier Event: November 5
WID: First Tues. Recess
Later Event: November 7