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Jun 17-19: ACPA Institute on Sustainability Conference, Boulder CO

The fifth annual ACPA Institute on Sustainability will again bring together students, staff and faculty from colleges and universities across the country who are committed to sustainability. Now, more than ever, it is essential to implement sustainable practices that save money and reduce a campus’ carbon footprint. This Institute will provide participants with tools necessary to help each campus become more sustainable.

The goal of the Institute is to provide individuals and institutional teams with a plethora of knowledge about sustainability so that they can return to their campuses prepared to contribute to the development of sustainable policies and practices and the education of campus community members. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading sustainability scholars and practitioners; explore promising practices from campuses across the country; and develop a framework and actionable goals that can be taken back to campus and integrated into the core of the institution.

The ACPA Institute on Sustainability will seek to create education and awareness for sustainability’s triple bottom line and may include sessions that discuss the following:

Green Building and Renovation
Integrating Sustainability into the Fabric of Campus
Assessing Student Learning
Sustainability and Student Activism
Sustainability in the Academy

See http://www2.myacpa.org/professional-development/2091 for more information

Apr 30: Massachusetts Sustainable Economy Conference

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Economy Conference


April 30, 2012

8:15 am – 4:30 pm

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

How Can Massachusetts Build Bridges to a 21st Century Economy?

The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to advance the knowledge, perspective and networks of all sector leaders and others working to create a sustainable economy, improve economic recovery and growth, reduce operation costs, drive job creation, build sustainable communities and expand the green economy in Massachusetts. This is achieved with interactive panels, roundtable discussions and single-leader sessions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and a networking reception.


Massachusetts and the world economy face unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities in the 21st century. Developing sustainable communities and a sustainable economy in our current economic and environmental circumstances are major challenges and major opportunities of the 21st century. In response, the mission of the 3rd Annual SEC is to build bridges within and across Massachusetts’ government, business, academic, nonprofit and community sectors to a viable 21st century economy.

A key to creating a viable 21st century economy is for all sector organizations to systematically participate in the market shift to embed sustainability, as well as diversity and inclusion, into their business model while partnering in new ways within and across sectors.

The value of sustainability, as well as diversity and inclusion, in developing new opportunities, improving competitiveness, attracting and retaining skilled employees and residents and providing value added to customers, stakeholders and communities is the foundation for fostering a 21st century economy in Massachusetts.

The demand for sustainable solutions will be drivers for the 21st century economy. The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to:

  • Provide a platform to discuss new collaborations and partnerships for sustainable solutions within and across sectors
  • Serve as a resource on cutting edge “sustainable thinking” through experiences, case studies, and showcases
  • Promote diversity and inclusion to improve business performance in Massachusetts
  • Provide effective tools and approaches for meeting the challenges of the changing global market and encouraging businesses to meet the new market expectations
  • Promote an equitable and ecologically sustainable economy

The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to foster the development of new networks and business relationships.

The 3rd Annual SEC brings together the government, business, academic, nonprofit and community sectors for the purpose of creating sustainable communities and a sustainable economy in Massachusetts.

Professional Attire

No Refunds after April 1st 5pm EST

Apr 3-4: Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2012 Eastern Conference (Philadelphia)

WHEN: April 3-4, 2012
WHERE: Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel
201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The 2012 Good Jobs Green Jobs Eastern Regional Conference is the nation’s premier event for sharing ideas and strategies on building the green economy — and creating good jobs along the way.  Now in its fifth year the conference continues to bring together people from different walks of life together to promote, preserve, and build coalitions that create good jobs and preserve our economic and environmental future.  We welcome students to attend and add their voice to this critical conversation. The reduced student registration is just $95* (regular registration is $195).  With this, you will have access to exciting plenaries, over 50 workshops, and numerous opportunities to network with others of your similar interest.  Register today for the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Eastern Conference and use the passcode “student2012”.

U.S. Senator Christopher Coons and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be there to recognize the growing movement to create good jobs that are also good for the environment. The workshops will feature experts and leaders from sustainable industries, workers building a more sustainable economy, and activists working every day to create good jobs that are also good for our environment. For example the “Innovations in Green Technical Education: The Sustainability Workshop and the E-House Initiative” workshop will showcase students working on real-world projects to improve energy efficiency, address the challenges of climate change, and lead Philadelphia into the green economy.  All of these opportunities and more will be available at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Eastern Conference, so register today.

And for those who would like to lend a helping hand, we have volunteering opportunities available as well.  Whether you are helping at the registration desk, greeting conference participants or making sure workshops run smoothly, volunteers are a vital part in helping make the Conference a highly successful event, year after year.  To show appreciation for the great work volunteers do, we will waive the registration fee for any individual who commits to volunteering for six hours over the course of the two-day conference.  Contact Ashley Haugo at ashleyh@bluegreenalliance.org to sign up.

*must present a valid student ID at the time of check in at the Conference

Mar 6-8: BuildingEnergy Conference and Trade Show

BuildingEnergy, at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. BE is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region. Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, it brings together architects, engineers, builders, policymakers, developers and building managers for three days of networking, accredited educational sessions and a high-level trade show. Register here.

What’s new for BuildingEnergy12?…

Feb 29-Mar 1: Climate Leadership Conference

The first annual Climate Leadership Conference will be held from February 29-March 1, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference will bring together leaders from business, government and academic institutions, and the non-profit community interested in exchanging ideas and information on how to address climate change while simultaneously running their operations more competitively and sustainably.

EARLY BIRD ENDS JANUARY 15, 2012!  Click here to register.

Conference attendees will offer and hear climate related solutions on topics including:

  • Leveraging Clean Energy Opportunities
  • Managing Climate Risks and Building Resilience
  • Supply Chain Strategies
  • Disclosures and Questionnaires
  • Setting and Achieving GHG Reduction Goals
  • Education & Engagement Strategies
  • Making the Business Case for Climate Response

Nov 19: The Boston Pledge

On Saturday, November 19th, 2011, The Boston Pledge (TBP) is proud to present our 10th Annual Conference – Sustainability, Technology and Humanity: The Promise of Universal Conscience, taking place at ASEAN Auditorium at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in Medford, MA.

2012 Tufts Energy Conference organizing team is looking for members

Interested in energy? Want to know more, make contacts and get some leadership and organizing experience along the way?

Apply to the 2012 Tufts Energy Conference organizing team!
Applications are due Sept. 28, 2011 by 12noon (Details included below)

Initially begun as part of an undergraduate student group (Tufts Energy Forum), the Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) is now a stand-alone organization that draws its organizing committee from across the diverse graduate and undergraduate schools at Tufts. From its beginnings as a single afternoon event in 2006 to its current two-day format, the Tufts Energy conference has evolved its content offering during each year of its existence. Each year, roughly 30+ undergraduate and graduate students work together to plan and execute TEC.

TEC features a two-day format program with panel discussions, keynote speakers and workshops. A showcase event spotlights businesses, nonprofit groups, research and action projects undertaken by Tufts students in the energy space. Recently added conference features have included a premier lunch and cocktail party, a conference blog, a low-carbon emission vehicle “hot rod show” and the Tufts Energy Challenge, a two track (action and research) energy competition for Tufts undergraduate and graduate students.

TEC aims to create content that caters to the unique space that Tufts University and its various undergraduate and graduate schools occupy at the nexus of science, engineering, international affairs, public policy, economics and business. The 2011 conference focused on the “Great Debates” in the energy sphere. For a full listing of previous conference themes, visit the Archives section of the 2011 website:www.tuftsenergyconference.com

The caliber, scope and visibility of the Tufts Energy Conference grows each year, a direct result of the enthusiasm and creativity of its student organizers. Joining TEC provides students with invaluable leadership and organizing experience, the opportunity to engage directly with energy sector experts, professionals and a variety of private, public and nonprofit sector players while building relationships across the university with professors, administrators and students with an interest in energy.

This year’s conference will be held on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2012.
The commitment for student organizers include:
• Attendance at a weekly team meeting (typically 1 hr) Early October 2011 through the end of April 2012. The executive team leader will work with organizers to determine the group’s meeting time availability
• 3-4 hours working on team responsibilities either independently or with other team members
• Attendance at TEC full team meetings (4-5 prior to April conference)
• Required Attendance for day-of set-up/break-down and the full program on April 20-21, 2012.
As a student organizer, you will work hard, learn a lot, make friends, and have fun.
We hope you will join us!

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Prior energy-related experience or knowledge is not required. Organizer positions are listed below. In your application, please list your desired teams in order of preference (1) = top choice. Additionally, we still have an Executive level position open – Director of Web Communications/Webmaster (description listed below) Please let us know in your application if you are also specifically interested in being considered for this position. Team organizer applications will be accepted until 12noon on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. Please send completed applications totuftsenergyconference2012@gmail.com.

Major responsibilities for the team are outlined below; though this is not an exhaustive list. Anywhere between 1-5 student organizers will support the directors in each of these groups.

Operations Team
• Helps to manage overall conference operations, which include all day-of conference logistics and venue details; organize speaker details with content team; help to organize all-team meetings.

Finance Team
• Work with the director in managing conference budget; work with executive team members in budgeting, tracking and reporting expenses from each of their departments; interface with university administrators; produce a final summary of expenses.

Content Team
• Help to develop conference content; research, outreach and recruit conference speakers; interface with operations on speaker & conference logistics; collaborate with marketing on promotional & conference materials; produce a final conference report-out/executive summary.

Sponsorship Team
• Secure corporate sponsorship funds, which make up the majority of the TEC budget; manage relationships and conference logistics with corporate sponsors who also present at the conference.

Marketing Team
• Contribute to reaching out to students and professionals to attend TEC 2012; work with the directors in organizing both on and off-campus marketing; design and prepare website, promotional & conference materials; conduct outreach to students, private, nonprofit and public sector organizations; organize media outreach; recruit and manage promotional partners.

Showcase/Energy Challenge Team
• Recruit energy businesses, nonprofit groups and research and action projects undertaken by Tufts students in the energy space and manage all logistics of conference showcase event. Help to coordinate the outreach, recruitment and execution of the two-track (research and action) project competition for Tufts undergraduate and graduate students; oversee follow-up from previous year’s applicants and winners.

Director of Web Communications (Executive level position)
Create, troubleshoot and oversee the conference website; interface with many of the executive team positions in organizing and managing various dimensions of the website; manage online ticketing sales and other web-related initiatives.


1. On a separate sheet(s) of paper, please include the following:
o Name, Degree pursued, Major/Field of Study, Anticipated year of graduation
o Email/Phone Contact
o Briefly list your current academic and/or extracurricular commitments for 2011-2012
o Briefly describe your leadership/organizing background and your interest in energy (no more 2-3 paragraphs necessary)
o If you have served as a previous TEC organizer and/or attended a previous Tufts Energy Conference, please let us know
o Please list the teams that you would like to join by order of preference
o Anything else you would like to share

2. Attach a copy of your resume

EMAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO: tuftsenergyconference2012@gmail.com