The UD Sustainability Task Force is looking for volunteers to help plan the Regional Institute on Sustainability to be held this fall.

Promoting sustainability

Volunteers needed to plan second Regional Institute on Sustainability

TEXT SIZE

3:18 p.m., Feb. 2, 2012--The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force is looking for volunteers to help plan the Regional Institute on Sustainability (RSI) to be held on the UD campus during the fall semester.

After the success of the 2011 Regional Institute on Sustainability in Higher Education, the Sustainability Task Force (STF) has committed to hosting a 2012 institute.  In addition to chairs for the overall event, STF is looking for chairs and members for the following subcommittees: 

FYI Stories

'Contactless' ONEcard

The UD ID card will be replaced by the ONEcard, which incorporates a chip and features a new technology initiative called "contactless," meaning the card can be placed near a reader device rather than swiped.

HealthyU in 2015

The HealthyU Employee Wellness program provides resources for University of Delaware faculty and staff to address their fitness-related resolutions in the New Year.
  • Oral presentation session
  • Poster session
  • Travel and conference services
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Partnership development with regional schools (see below)

Organizational meetings will begin soon. This year’s committee hopes to develop partnerships with regional schools with the intent of rotating institute hosting and planning duties.

The primary goal of the institute is to bring action-oriented faculty, staff and students from regional institutions together to network and share experiences regarding campus sustainability initiatives. Last year, Debra Rowe, president of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, energized those in attendance during her keynote speech to passionately engage in small breakout session discussions.

RSI is an opportunity to network, gain experience in conference organization, and meet other sustainability-minded individuals in the region. At the 2011 institute, more than 60 students, faculty and staff from Towson University, American University, University of Maryland, West Chester University, Shepherd University, University of Baltimore, Wesley College and the University of Pennsylvania attended the one-day event.

The 2011 program was cosponsored by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), the Delaware Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the UD Office of Residence Life.

Those who are interested in participating or have questions should email last year's chairs, Robin Dutta and Dan Kasper, at sustainability-institute@udel.edu by Friday, Feb. 10.

Article by Lindsay McNamara

Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs
302-831-NEWS
publicaffairs@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: publicaffairs@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/cpa
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
publicaffairs@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices