As Executive Director for the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), Jennifer Seydel has developed a reputation as a leader in bringing together thought leaders in sustainability and education to gather, synthesize, report, and generate the evidence-based resources needed to support green, healthy, and sustainable schools in the United States and beyond.
As the editor of the Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly (GSCQ), the only peer reviewed journal for the K-12 green schools’ community, Seydel continues to thought leaders from all sectors of the greens schools’ movement to expand readership beyond the green schools choir to make the case for green, healthy sustainable schools as the norm vs. a niche market. By maintaining free and open access to this journal, GSNN is able to provide GSCQ’s readership with research and case studies that are beginning to expand and influence the dialogue on how sustainability can drive innovation in all aspects of K-12 schools.
Through GSNN, Seydel has also convened a network of schools and school districts, known as the Catalyst Network, that are engaged in documenting and evaluating the impact of sustainability initiatives in their schools and school districts. This network is at the forefront of the green schools movement and is working with GSNN to tell the story at scale of the impact that green, healthy, and sustainable schools are having on student health and well-being, social and emotional development, equity, and college and career readiness.
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