The Green Strides Webinar Series: For All Schools Moving Toward the Pillars

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The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education. It provides all schools access to the resources that help them move toward the Pillars of our U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.

Sign up for Green Strides Webinar Series email updates to receive information on future webinars. All times are given as Eastern Standard. View past webinars here.

January 28, 2015, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Portfolio Manager 201 (EPA)

Register here. Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

January 29, 2015. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR (EPA)

Register here. Learn how to apply for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to avoid common errors.

February 10, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Telling Your Story: Success with the Media (NFSN)

Register here. Your school garden is growing, your lunch line is local, and your community's health and economy are improving thanks to farm to school. But if you don't learn how to tell your story in a concise, compelling way, interest in your program could stagnate. Maintain momentum for farm to school within your community through media relations, funder outreach, and community partners with persuasive success stories. The National Farm to School Network's communications staff, Chelsey Simpson and Stacey Malstrom, offer simple best-practices and easy tips for sharing your story and finding your audience. The 20-minute presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

March 10, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Making Change: Farm to School Policy (NFSN

Register here. Learn how farm to school legislation is progressing as part of Child Nutrition Act and what you can do to help make sure farm to school gets the support it needs. The 20-minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

All times are given as Eastern Standard

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