nona_evans.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County’s 2012 Learn Green Conference and Expo will take place on Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.

The organizers expect more than 800 participants to take advantage of the conference and exposition for schools, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.

Teachers, students, administrators, community members and experts in the field are offered the opportunity to learn from each other and discuss different programs and innovative initiatives. To register, visit

Learn Green breakout sessions will focus on Healthy Kids and Healthy Communities; School Grounds Enhancement; Community Partnerships; Curriculum Integration; School Sustainability; Sustainable Facilities – Design and Management and Innovative Programs and Practices and more.

Keynote speaker Nona Evans is president and executive director of the WholeKids Foundation, a philanthropic endeavor of Whole Foods Market. Evans will share her passion to end the childhood obesity epidemic in America and how the WholeKids Foundation is working to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.  

Founded in June 2011, the foundation has participated in granting more than 1,000 salad bars to schools across the U.S., and most recently launched a School Garden Grant Program in partnership with FoodCorps to provide more than $2 million in grants to 100 schools or garden-related nonprofits in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.

Teachers will be eligible to earn in-service points for attending the conference and submitting the required documentation.

For more information contact Karen Aubry at 561-688-6600 or via e-mail,