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
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.
No Refunds after April 1st 5pm EST
WHEN: April 3-4, 2012
WHERE: Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel
201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
STUDENT REGISTRATION DISCOUNTED RATE is $95
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 email@example.com to sign up.
*must present a valid student ID at the time of check in at the Conference
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?…
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
- Disclosures and Questionnaires
- Setting and Achieving GHG Reduction Goals
- Education & Engagement Strategies
- Making the Business Case for Climate Response