Nov. 2: Sustainability Institute
UD to host second annual Regional Sustainability Institute
9:20 a.m., Sept. 12, 2012--The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force has announced the second annual Regional Sustainability Institute, which will be held Friday, Nov. 2, in the Perkins Student Center.
The institute brings together a wide variety of members of the UD community invested in sustainability, with representatives from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
Inclusive and effusive
The breakfast keynote features Lindsey Lyons, the assistant director of the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College. Before coming to Dickinson College, Lyons developed natural resource conservation and sustainability initiatives in higher education for Oregon State University and Wilson College of Pennsylvania.
Emily Hunter will be featured as the afternoon keynote. Hunter is an environmental advocacy journalist who reports from the frontlines of environmental issues and activist movements. She has worked as the eco-correspondent for MTV News Canada and the eco-blogger for This magazine. Hunter’s first book, The Next Eco-Warriors, is an insider’s look at the new wave of environmental activism.
Breakout program sessions will feature discussion topics and innovations from UD and regional institutions. Faculty, staff and students at all levels are encouraged to attend and present their ideas and projects at the breakout and poster sessions.
Presentations and posters directly address initiatives that impact sustainability in higher education and should include a description of how these initiatives have been or will be implemented. Some examples of breakout session topics include:
- Sustainable campus dining and catering;
- Responsible waste management;
- Sustainability implications of campus finances and investments;
- Integrating sustainability into curricula;
- Sustainable initiatives by facilities management departments; and
- Public policy impacts on campus sustainability initiatives.
To submit a program for consideration, to register, or to learn more about the institute, visit the website.