Campus Ecology Events Calendar
Check out these events to learn more about the growing green economy.
If your campus is hosting a campus conservation or sustainability event that you would like listed on the Campus Ecology website, Contact Us with the details. We reserve the right to edit submissions before posting them to the Web.
National Community College Sustainability Webinar for May 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
12:30 p.m. Central Time
A "Greenprint" to Promote Sustainability Skills in the 21st Century Workforce via Community Colleges
Input from community colleges and their stakeholders is essential in the ongoing drafting of a policy recommendations "Greenprint." Forty-five national workforce and education thought leaders convened in April at the Pew Conference Center in Washington, DC for "Sustainability Skills Matter," a meeting to begin gathering input and developing an initial draft of the "Greenprint." The meeting was hosted by the Greenforce Initiative, a joint-program of the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program and Jobs for the Future with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. It was co-sponsored by the American Association of Community College’s SEED Center and the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS). Julian Keniry from NWF and Gloria Mwase from Jobs for the Future along with other participants will discuss the outcome of this meeting and the ongoing drafting of the "Greenprint."
Registration is REQUIRED and can be done at:
Endowments, Pensions & Climate Change Workshop
May 21, 2013
With education costs skyrocketing and the number of endowments and pension funds applying principles of environmental, social and corporate (ESG) governance in decline, developing strategies for achieving financially practical outcomes while addressing climate related risks is imperative. Please join us a for 1-day workshop in Washington, DC (and available via webinar simulcast) examining practical approaches to tackling this challenging issue.
Student Training for Environmental Protection
The Student Training for Environmental Protection (STEP) is designed to give students the skills they need to become effective environmental advocates. It is an intensive course facilitated by a multifarious crew of some of the best youth organizers in the U.S and Puerto Rico. The program focuses on environmental justice and anti-oppression and the workshops and activities reflect that. During the week participants learn how to create (or strengthen) successful and diverse groups that will be able to run effective environmental campaigns on their campuses or in their communities.
Prince William Forest in Virginia
Sunday, June 2nd through Friday, June 7th
Thursday, June 20th through Sunday, June 23th
*This program is hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association as part of their Annual Energy Fair!
New England STEP
Sunday, June 30th through Sunday, July 7th
Clean Water Works: 4th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference
June 4-5, 2013
Join local watershed organizations, clean water advocates, and government ofiicials from across the Chesapeake region's six states and District of Columbia for panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities to learn about the latest clean water solutions at the local, state and federal levels.
Innovations in Technical Education to Advance Sustainability: Student Leadership
June 6-8, 2013
Alfred State SUNY College of Technology, NY
The conference, with its unique focus on technical education, is an excellent opportunity to connect and build working relationships with a diverse range of education and sustainability professionals. This year's conference will feature keynote presentations from Leith Sharp, a campus sustainability pioneer who was the founding director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability and who served as Executive Director of the Illinois Green Economy Network, and Roger Ebbage,Executive Director of the Association of Community College Energy and Water Educators and Energy Management Program Coordinator at Lane Community College.
Developing a Campus Sustainability Living Lab
June 7-9, 2013
Portland State University, OR
This workshop will introduce systematic efforts to break through the current curricular and operational paradigms and form a new model for both education and sustainability action—the campus living lab. Participants will leave with: a plan and a set of actions/strategies for implementing a living lab at their campus; a deep understanding about the underlying theory and value proposition in implementing a sustainability living lab on campus; clear typology and definition for a living lab program and courses that increase sustainability education; a network of peers; and more. Register by May 15.
CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
June 23rd-27th, 2013
Hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara
The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs, and community partnerships. This unique event is jointly organized by independent/private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions.
National Geothermal Summit
June 26-27, 2013
Featuring keynote remarks by:
Ashley Carrigan, state director, Senator Dean Heller's office,
Karen Edson, vice president, policy and client services, California ISO
Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, FERC
Video keynote address by:
Senator Harry Reid, State of Nevada
Sustainability Across the Curriculum for Campus Leaders
June 27-28, 2013
San Diego State University
This workshop is for faculty leaders of all disciplines who wish to develop or enhance curriculum change programs around sustainability on their campuses. Engaging with the philosophy of change in higher education developed through the Ponderosa Project, workshop participants will experience an intensive two days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection, and planning with the aim of adapting the Ponderosa Project model to their own campuses. Workshop space is limited to 35 participants. Apply by March 22.
2013 Outdoor Nation Summits
Raleigh/Durham Summit: June 29-30
Chicago Summit: July 13-14
Seattle Summit: July 20-21
Boston Summit: September 14-15
Austin Summit: October 5-6
Los Angeles Summit: October 19-20
For the fourth year in a row, Outdoor Nation will host Summits so that you - the Millennial generation - can fight the growing divide between young people and nature and inspire more Americans to get outdoors and active. Join other outdoor enthusiasts and champions, solve the most pressing outdoor issues and commit to taking action - together.
July 29 - August 2, 2013
Villanova University, PA
Energypath is the region's largest sustainable energy conference attracting over 600 industry professionals, policymakers and academia from all over the world.
The topics that will be covered include an overview of different sustainable practices crossing regions and countries including transportation, residential and commercial building sectors and renewable energy technologies. Workshop attendees will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on training and receive certification in a sustainable energy technology such as Solar PV, Wind, Micro Hydro & Energy Efficiency.
2013 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource
September 22, 2013
ACEEE’s (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, a biennial event first held in 2001, is widely recognized as the premiere event for examining energy efficiency as a strategic and critical utility system resource. This conference draws together leading experts from a broad spectrum of energy industry stakeholders---including utilities, regulatory commissions, state government, consultants, manufacturers, environmental organizations, consumer groups and research institutes.
2013 Big 10 and Friends Mechanical and Energy Conference
Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013
The Ohio State University
The conference provides an excellent forum to share experiences, successes, important lessons learned from a myriad of implemented mechanical, energy, and sustainability projects designed to improve energy conservation. Attendees will include higher education mechanical and energy leaders, industry and research colleagues, faculty, students, and anyone interested in discussing current energy realities and how to prepare for the future.
42nd National Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference
October 9-12, 2013
Celebrating the Power of Environmental Education
Power Shift 2013
October 18 - 21, 2013
This fall, 10,000+ youth leaders will converge to fight for our future. For the first time ever Power Shift is being hosted outside of Washington, DC. We’re taking it to Pittsburgh, a city at the crossroads of the fight for a clean & just energy future — at the center of building the green economy, yet also directly in the crosshairs of the fracking industry. Together we'll build the movement to fight fracking, divest from fossil fuels, build a clean energy future, and stop the climate crisis.
Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference 2013
November 18-20, 2013
The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference 2013 is the premier event focused on understanding behavior and decision-making with respect to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. Annually, 700 participants come together to share new research, discuss innovative policy and program strategies, build networks, and find potential partners for collaboration.
Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
November 20-22, 2013
This conference features educational sessions covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction, and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, the environment, and the economy.