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Greening Higher Education: Saving The Planet and Saving Money
May 4, 2009 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Today’s world demands that colleges and universities strive for “sustainability” – a commitment to conserving and replenishing resources-in all areas including operations, planning and academics.
This conference gathers senior leaders of higher education, government and business to explore best practices in sustainability from New England and beyond, consider the economic challenges and advantages that come from incorporating sustainability into the fabric of higher education and explore higher education’s role in creating a greener future for all.
Hear from the experts, including:
Jennifer Andrews, Campus Program Manager, Clean Air Cool Planet
David Barclay, Executive Director, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Anthony D. Cortese, President, Second Nature
John L. Cusack, Exec. Director, New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
David Hales, President, College of Atlantic
Heather Henriksen, Director, Office for Sustainability, Harvard University
Tom Kelly, Director, University of New Hampshire, Office of Sustainability
Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University
Ira W. Leighton, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA New England
Congressman Edward J. Markey, Chair, Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment and Chair, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming *
Ralph Meima, Program Director, Marlboro College Graduate Center Managing for Sustainability MBA
Daniel K. Moon, President, Environmental Business Council of New England
Elsa Nunez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University
Mark Orlowski, Founder and Executive Director of the Sustainable Endowments Institute
Kathleen Schatzberg, President, Cape Cod Community College
Alex Wilson, Executive Editor, Environmental Building News, President, Building Green, Inc.
Panelists and speakers will address these and other pressing questions:
- What is the business case for sustainability in today’s challenging economic climate?
- How have colleges and universities implemented effective renewable energy systems?
- How do colleges and universities incorporate green building practices in campus renovations and at what cost?
- What green practices also generate short- and long-term savings?
- What is higher education’s role in modeling green practices and growing a green economy?