Healthy Green Schools & Colleges is a partnership between the Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Green Seal®, combining HSC’s extensive experience working with leading school facility directors and Green Seal’s globally recognized credibility in science-based standard development.
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges provides school facility leaders with resources to transform the health and sustainability of school and university environments without making major capital investments. The multifaceted program includes education; a network to accelerate the adoption of best practices; certification standards and implementation guidelines, and public recognition of the leaders who achieve success.
The Leadership Team
Sara Porter serves a dual role as both the Vice President of External Affairs at Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and the director of Healthy Green Schools & Colleges, a partnership between HSC and Green Seal. Sara joined HSC in 2008 and has worked on the organization’s green cleaning efforts ever since. In her role as director of Healthy Green Schools & Colleges, Sara has led the team through the designing and building of this new program from stakeholder engagement and standard development to program design and corporate fundraising. In Sara’s vice president role, she leads HSC’s work on school food policy and Cooking up Change, a unique program that challenges high school culinary students to create healthy, appealing school meals. Sara builds and maintains relationships with many external partners, oversees corporate fundraising and serves on the HSC management team. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from DePaul University and lives in Wheaton with her husband and three children.
Doug Gatlin is CEO of Green Seal, a global nonprofit organization and leading ecolabel dedicated to transforming the economy for a healthier, greener world. Doug is a nationally recognized expert in the design, development and deployment of voluntary market transformation programs. Formerly, he held senior leadership positions with both the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED Program and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Program.
Jeff is the Senior Vice President of Finance, Operations, and Technology at Green Seal. Jeff has more than 15 years of diverse experience in business operations across multiple industries. Jeff earned his MBA from Loyola University Chicago and his BSE in Environmental Engineering from University of Michigan.
Green Seal® is a global nonprofit organization with a mission to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world. Since 1989, Green Seal has applied rigorous standards for health, environmental sustainability and product performance to its certification programs to empower better purchasing decisions. Green Seal has certified thousands of products, services and spaces from hundreds of leading companies and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions. Today, the Green Seal certification mark is a universal symbol that a product or service meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership. Learn more at GreenSeal.org.
Healthy Schools Campaign is an independent nonprofit built upon the common-sense belief that every child deserves a healthy school. Through community engagement, political advocacy and education programs, we work together with parents, teachers, administrators and policy makers to change schools for the better. Our work focuses on individual schools as well as district, state and national change. Our programs focus on the many aspects of the school environment, including nutrition, school design, indoor air quality, physical activity, wellness and green cleaning practices. By making schools healthier, we can improve children’s health, well-being and readiness to succeed—for life. Learn more at healthyschoolscampaign.org.