Students for Sustainability Conference (S4S) “An Evening for the Earth”

Location: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Upper School 1000 St. Stephen's Road

April 24, 2017 – April 24, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Students grades 8-12 are invited to join us for an educational and rewarding experience at the ninth annual Students for Sustainability Conference (S4S): “An Evening for the Earth.” Bring a green delegation from your school to be part of this afternoon where art expresses a concern for the well-being of the natural environment. The conference will highlight student creative work and performances. Regional environmental artists and performers will be featured and will share their unique perspectives on the environment with students.

We welcome students from Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia schools to lend their energy and enthusiasm and take home new knowledge and inspiration to their schools.

Conference details and student submission forms are available at the Students for Sustainability Conference website. Student artists and performers are asked to submit an expression of interest by February 5, with final work due on April 5. Click HERE to submit a proposal for student artistic work. Other students and faculty are welcome to register with their school on the Students for Sustainability Conference website and need not submit creative work to attend.


We have also attached a poster (8 1/2 x 11) to print to share with your school’s student body.

Visiting Regional Artists  We will feature the work and conversations with regional artists including glass sculptors Allison Sigethy and Erwin Timmers, painter H.K. Anne, and others. Read more about each of our visiting artists on the conference website.

Artistic Forum  The afternoon will be structured to allow students an opportunity to share their own creative work and to hear and learn from artists who have made the environment a primary focus of their art. The conference will include short talks, performances, as well as panel discussions to allow students time to hear and learn from each other as well as with the artists. Sessions will be repeated at least once to allow students the time to participate with a wide a range of events as possible.

Green Contest and Dinner  The conference will conclude with a dinner and performances. At dinner, students will have the chance to weigh in on environmental issues and compete for prizes in a match of knowledge of the arts and the environment.

REGISTER TODAY at Cost is $20 per student. Two faculty from each attending school are included at no cost with every group registration. Public school groups, please contact Brian Kane for registration details.

History  S4S was originated by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in 2008 as part of its commitment to sustainability. Each year, hundreds of students from regional schools attend the only student-focused conference on sustainability in our region. Past keynote speakers have included filmmaker Ian Cheney, teacher Stephen Ritz, and artist Chris Jordan. Local and national leaders have lent past support to S4S, including Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy. S4S has been highlighted by The Washington Post, Alexandria Gazette-Packet, Washington, D.C. television news stations and the Green Schools Alliance.

Questions? Please contact Brian Kane, SSSAS Director of Environmental Stewardship, at or (703) 212-2912. For more information about St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, please visit