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The 3rd Annual Campus Sustainability Day was Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Society for College and University Planning presents a virtual, sustainable event on your campus . . .

A (recycled, of course) Six-Pack of Sustainability Lessons from the Past Year in Higher Education

Webcast Materials

Registration Info

Conferences Covered

Moderator & Correspondents



Currently Registered Sites

About Campus Sustainability Day


SCUP's white paper on sustainability now available as a downloadable PDF

Our moderator, renowned NPR science correspondent Joe Palca, will be your host for this virtual event (webcast) suitable for viewing as a stand-alone event, but even better as the core programming for additional events on your campus (brown bag lunches, panel discussions, etc.).

He counts as "one," the other "five" in "six-pack" means that we'll be bringing you intelligent synopses in a fast-paced, two-hour presentation of the very latest initiatives and successes regarding sustainability in higher education from five important conferences. (And you don't even have to leave campus!) To get this information yourself, you'd have had to have traveled (at tremendous cost) during the past year to the District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, and Oregon. Instead, we're 'recycling' them for you virtually, with much less waste, and you can share the event with anyone you like!

We urge you to bring together colleagues, friends, and strangers from across campus—all disciplines and all departments; students, faculty, and staff—for a low-cost, virtual (no expensive and resource-consuming travel needed) event right on your campus. When you do, you'll be joining similar groups on campuses all over North America in this live, interactive event.


Our Sponsors (so far)

We thank our sponsors for their generous underwriting support! If your company or organization would like to assist in underwriting Campus Sustainability Day, let us know at


Conferences Covered & Conference Correspondents

APPA 2005, Educational Facilities Leadership Forum; Orlando, Florida. The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers' mission is "to support educational excellence with quality leadership and professional management through education, research, and recognition. APPA was founded in 1914 in Chicago by representatives of fourteen Midwest institutions. Over the past 25 years membership has grown exponentially from 100 in 1970 to more than 2,000 in 1980 and over 3,700 by 1990, to the current membership levels which exceed 4,700. Our reporting correspondent from the APPA conference is E. Lander Medlin, APPA's executive vice president.

NACUBO 2005 Annual Meeting; Baltimore, Maryland The National Association of College and University Business Officers is located in Washington, DC, and serves a membership of more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country. NACUBO represents chief administrative and financial officers through a collaboration of knowledge and professional development, advocacy, and community. Our vision: to define excellence in higher education business and financial management. Our reporting correspondent from the NACUBO conference is Andrea Putman of P2 Consulting, who is currently writing a book about alternative energy sources for higher education which will be jointly published by APPA, NACUBO, and SCUP in the spring of 2006.

SCUP–40, Planning • Linking • Learning; Washington, District of Columbia. The Society for College and University Planning's organizing principle is that planning is essential to improving and maintaining the fitness, vitality, and quality of higher education. As part of implementing its own strategic plan, SCUP's Board of Directors chose as the Society's number one strategic objective, that SCUP should identify and compile the substantive knowledge about higher education planning—its purposes, processes, and technology—and create an information base which is easily accessible to those who plan. Anthony Bernheim is principal, Green Design, for SMWM, a San Francisco architecture, interior design, planning and graphic design firm, which has brought "green" leadership to numerous large projects. He's a LEED accredited professional and has presented at many SCUP events: conferences, telecast, webcasts, and has written for Planning for Higher Education.

Greening of the Campus VI: Extending Connections; Muncie, Indiana. Ball State University's 2005 Greening of the Campus conference is the sixth in a series dating from 1996. This interdisciplinary conference allows people representing diverse areas in university communities to share information on environmental issues. These areas range from the practical day-to-day management of the physical plant to "green" curriculum development and "green" utilization of campus resources. The areas are bound by common concerns for achieving environmental soundness through safe and sane management of resources. The campus community can become a "green" model for society as a whole by gathering and sharing this information. Our reporting correspondent from this conference is Robert J. Koester, conference chair, professor and chair of the university's Council on the Environment, which serves as a clearinghouse for campus-wide sustainability initiatives.

Defining the Vision for Higher Education; Portland, Oregon. Education for Sustainability Western Network (EFS West) is a professional association of individuals and institutions working to make sustainability a central focus of higher education in the western U.S. and Canada. The network was founded in 2001 as a partnership with Second Nature. We use the term "Education for Sustainability" to refer to educating all who work, learn, or do business on college campuses about the principles and practices of sustainability. The goal is to transform higher education so that sustainability becomes "second nature." By sustainability we mean the process of working toward ecologically sound, economically vibrant, healthy and equitable communities. Our reporting correspondent from this conference is the 'godfather of higher education sustainability', Anthony D. Cortese of Second Nature, a co-founder of both EFS West and Campus Sustainability Day.

Registration & Fees

Order the archived CD of this webcast. Use this year's budget dollars! The price for SCUP members and for members of endorsing organizations is $265 US; for all others it is $325 US.


Our Endorsers (so far)

We thank our endorsers for their support in promoting this event and Campus Sustainability Day to their constituencies. Members of endorsing organizations may register for the event at the member price. If your organization would like to become an endorser (there is no financial obligation) let us know at