Decarb Buy-in: Creating a Culture of Decarbonization

October 4, 2023
Free Webinar 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern

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Institutions are uniquely positioned to model innovative planning approaches to decarbonization, revealing what’s possible at different scales, from individuals to broader organizations. Decarbonization sits at the nexus of integrated planning and requires thinking big and working together. This workshop will explore how to gain buy-in by engaging stakeholders across all campus facets to create a culture of decarbonization that yields tangible outcomes. We’ll demonstrate tools for implementing decarbonization plans aligned with your institutional mission and help you develop strategies to build consensus, align on priorities, think big, and create a culture of decarbonization defined by new models of practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss strategies for creating interdisciplinary, inter-departmental buy-in from key stakeholders and campus influencers across all campus functions for decarbonization planning and implementation.
  2. Describe a process for creating a clear, institution-wide definition of decarbonization aligned with mission and values that you can use as a tool for long-term engagement, target setting, implementation, reporting, and gauging progress.
  3. Identify broad-ranging stakeholders who can collaborate to craft, communicate, and socialize a clear understanding of the value of decarbonization across all campus facets.
  4. Explore specific, actual activities for meeting decarbonization goals and strategies for long-term viability of ‘go big’ projects and initiatives.

AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPW23M1)
AICP CM 1.0 Unit


Lilian Asperin
PartnerWRNS Studio
Lindsey Rowell
Chief of Energy Sustainability & TransportationCalifornia State University-Chancellors Office
Debra Smith
Associate Director Major Capital Project ManagementUniversity of California, Davis
Director of SustainabilityUniversity of Washington

This program will be recorded.
Closed captioning via Zoom will be provided for this webinar.