Webcast for Campus Sustainability Day 7:
Sustainability Strategies for Vibrant Campus Communities
Cost: $50 USD
Buy an archived CD of this program
Mobilize others on your campus and join this national streamed webcast on October 21st, hosted by Andy Revkin, science reporter for The New York Times.
Across North America, hundreds of campuses are reducing the environmental impact in their operations, developing curricula and educational experiences that address climate disruption, and incorporating the principles of sustainability into their strategic plans and core missions. Discover how institutions are finding opportunities in the wake of budget cuts and providing the appropriate campus infrastructure and knowledge to finance, plan, operate, and manage low carbon, energy efficient campuses. Learn how these actions are supporting broader community, regional, and national initiatives.
This year’s panelists are leaders deeply involved with change on their campuses, and are also within national organizations and networks. They’ll share their own experiences with green initiatives, as well as those of other campuses, paying special attention to cost control issues and the effects of uncertain revenue. Can higher education afford to not make sustainability its core strategy?
Participants will be able to ask panelists questions throughout the program via text.
You Should Attend!
Andrew Revkin has spent nearly a quarter century covering subjects ranging from Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami to the assault on the Amazon, from the troubled relationship between science and politics to climate change at the North Pole. Revkin has been reporting on the environment for The New York Times since 1995, a job that has taken him to the Arctic three times in three years. In 2003, he became the first Times reporter to file stories and photos from the sea ice around the Pole. In October 2007, Revkin created Dot Earth, a Times blog on climate, development and the environment (nytimes.com/dotearth). The blog has an audience of over 300,000 monthly readers.
Joseph E. Grasso, Assistant Dean, Finance &
Administration, Cornell University
Angela Halfacre, Director, David E. Shi Center for Sustainability and Professor of Political Science, Furman University
For almost fifteen years, Angela Halfacre has been creating or nurturing environmental and sustainability programs on college campuses and within their surrounding communities. Before returning to Furman, her alma mater, in 2008, she spent ten years at the College of Charleston as a political science professor and director of the graduate program in Environmental Studies. At Furman, she teaches courses in environmental policy, sustainability, and research methods. Halfacre also coordinates several curricular and co-curricular programs (teaching and research) related to sustainability on campus and in the local community, and recently provided an ongoing faculty workshop to infuse sustainability concepts into existing courses. Her research and publications examine public perceptions of sustainability issues, community governance, and environmental decision-making. Halfacre coordinates Furman’s Sustainability Planning Council, chairs The Duke Endowment Task Force on Sustainability, and serves on several boards of local and national environmental organizations. She earned her PhD from the University of Florida.
Partners for Campus Sustainability – We invite you to learn more!
American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium
National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Project
Society for College and University Planning
Please contact Kathy Benton, firstname.lastname@example.org.