Generation Green: USF Presents "Green from the Start"

image courtesy archpaper.comDo you ever stop and question how our city's schools are addressing matters of sustainability in the classroom? 

This month's Urban Sustainability Forum will reveal the need for students in kindergarten through high school to have knowledge and understanding of the natural environment.

The event will showcase examples from local programs and institutions that are effectively taking on this challenge (see our February '11 issue pgs. 14-15 for Greenfield and Springside Schools' environmentally-aware programs).

Various organizations from surrounding regions, with both formal and informal approaches, will discuss the importance of educating children and teens in issues of sustainability.

Continue after the jump for the program's line-up of presenters.

Featured guest speakers:

Tony Girifalco, Executive Vice President, Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center

Jean Wallace, CEO, Green Woods Charter School

Keith Arrington, Principal, Thurgood Marshall School

Vera Figuereido, Director of Community Programs, EarthForce

Victor Donnay, Professor of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College

Dennis Winters (moderators), President of the Board of Trustees of Green Woods Charter School & President of the Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Chapter

Event details:

Green from the Start: Sustainability Education for the Next Generation

Thursday, February 17

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Register here.