Call for Proposals for “Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region”
The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium and the New England Campus Sustainability Forum are accepting proposals for the “Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region” conference being held at UMass Amherst on April 9-10, 2015.
Details for the conference will be posted here as they develop: www.umass.edu/sustainability/northeast
The Key Conference Objectives:
-Collectively understand and discuss the most important and urgent sustainability issues in our region
-Determine what our collective impact could be to address these issues
-Grow as sustainability professionals
Important dates (subject to change)
• December 19, 2014: call for proposals submissions open
• January 23, 2015 (5 p.m.): proposals submission deadline
• February 6, 2015: Proposal Notification
• March 20, 2015: session editing deadline (if proposal is accepted)
• April 9-10, 2015: Conference
**PLEASE NOTE: Your proposal does not need to be a refined proposal by any means. This call for proposal/ideas/input is our attempt at casting a wide net to capture as many ideas as possible and identify who is interested in exploring ideas with the planning committee, and doing the work to develop those ideas and convening colleagues to deliver them into interactive sessions.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FORM
WHAT: New England Campus Sustainability Forum – Leveraging Collective Resources for the Future
WHEN: September 21, 2012
WHERE: Watson Hall, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115
SecondNature invites you to attend the New England Campus Sustainability Forum, organized by the New England Board of Higher Education, Clean Air/Cool Planet, Second Nature, Greener U, Colleges of the Fenway and the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium. The Forum will explore Organization and Coalition Building, Financial Strategies and the Campus as a Living Laboratory. This event is designed to foster conversation and linkages between all stakeholders: administrators, staff, faculty and students in order to provide new insights on ways to think about and initiate campus sustainability programs.
Among the agenda topics:
- Behavior Change – Tactics
- Sustainable Sustainability Financing
- Effectively Harnessing Student Interest and Activism
- Living Learning Communities
- Enhancing Endowment Returns
- Harnessing the Link Between Student Projects & Campus Operations
- Strategies for Bringing Together the Diverse Campus Stakeholders
- Effective Marketing & Communications
- Presidents’ Panel
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
- Anthony Cortese, President, Second Nature
- Hunter Lovins, President, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Registration Fee: $110 per registrant.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 17, 2012
*$180 after August 17, 2012.