Campus Sustainability Day IV Webcast:
Where Is Your Campus On the Continuum of Integrated Sustainability Planning?
Our program will feature presenters and case studies from four diverse colleges and universities:
SCUP has broadcast three consecutive annual programs on the topic of campus-based sustainability. Hundreds of campuses have made our programming the core of campus-wide, department-wide, or even just office-wide Campus Sustainability Days. This year, our fourth, we are going to explore in depth a range of institutions—two-year, four-year, research—and see where they are in integrating sustainability throughout the campus.Does all of operations know what each other is doing? Do researchers and faculty know what operations is doing? Do faculty know what each other are doing? Do faculty incorporate things that operations does as modeling for learning? You get the idea! Our presenters have promised an in depth look at what their campus is doing, where, and how well it's all connected - as well as why it is or is not all connected.
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Panelists from four colleges and universities:
From Arizona State University:
Jim L. Buizer is executive director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, in the Office of the President at Arizona State University (ASU). ASU has made sustainability an underlying tenet of the entire university, engaging all colleges and administrative units to create knowledge and develop solutions to real-world problems of social, economic and environmental significance. Since joining ASU in 2003, Buizer has led the design and formation of the University-wide Global Institute for Sustainability (GIOS.)?ore components of GIOS are the School of Sustainability, launched fall 2006 as the world's first degree-granting unit dedicated to sustainability, and the Sustainability Partnership Enterprise, designed to bridge the gap between production of science and practical use by practitioners for community planning, resource management and policy formulation. Buizer serves as Special Advisor to ASU President Michael M. Crow and represents him on numerous boards, committees and councils nationally and internationally. He serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE.)
From Grand Valley State University:
Norman Christopher is director of sustainability at Grand Valley State University. He recently joined the university after serving in the business community for over 25 years in a variety of senior management positions including president and CEO. He has a BA from the University of North Carolina, an MBA from the University of North Carolina, and has attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard. Christopher is active in the Grand Rapids community, serving on several of the Mayor's advisory councils, boards of local businesses and NPO's, and the Sustainability Initiative for the City of Grand Rapids, MI (USA).
From Pima County Community College:
Richard Franz is the director of facilities planning design and construction for the Pima County Community College District. In 1998, Franz led the College to adopt the US Green Building Council's LEED criteria. This resulted in the certification of the Desert Vista Campus Plaza Building as LEED (Version 1) Bronze in 2002 and the Desert Vista Campus Fitness Center Building as LEED V 2.0 Silver in 2006. He is chair of the Society for College and University Planning's Professional Development Committee, and is active on numerous local committees. Franz is most proud of the Environmental Champion Award he received from the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality in 2004 for "riding his bike to work even when the monsoons (rain) threaten, and he is also a frequent user of Sun Tran (the bus system)." He has a 1.2 KW photovoltaic array on his house and his next house project is to install a water harvesting system. Franz has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and is a registered architect in Arizona and California.
From Harvard University:
Leith Sharp has been the founder and director of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative (HGCI), an interfaculty program dedicated to the integration of campus environmental sustainability throughout Harvard University, since 2000. The HGCI uses a cost effective business model to enhance Harvard University's own 'learning organization' capacities and to propagate the utilization of the campus as a living laboratory for research, development and implementation of methods and approaches to achieve campus environmental sustainability. Sharp also instructs a course offered through the Harvard Extension School, Sustainability—The Challenge of Changing Our Institutions. www.greencampus.harvard.edu. Sharp has a bachelor of Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Master of Education in human development and psychology from Harvard University. Sharp has worked with universities for over 12 years, in both Australia and the US, to achieve organizational change in the pursuit of campus environmental sustainability. She is a LEED accredited profession and has won numerous awards for her work including 1998 Young Australian of the Year, NSW Environment Category, a Churchill Fellowship in 1999 to research best practice in greening universities throughout Europe and the US and most outstanding paper for her contribution to the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 2002.
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Terry Calhoun, MA, JD