Campus Sustainability Day III

As declared by the Society for College & University Planning (SCUP), Oct. 26 is the third annual Campus Sustainability Day. York’s Facilities Services is sponsoring a Webcast that will highlight the latest initiatives and successes regarding sustainability in higher education from five important North American conferences. Joe Palca, National Public Radio science correspondent, will moderate the Webcast that presents five fast-paced conference synopses in a two-hour presentation. (For the complete story, see the Oct. 19 issue of YFile.) In Burton Auditorium, the doors open at 12pm, Webcast 12:30-2:30pm.

Featured speakers include:

Anthony Cortese of Second Nature, a nonprofit organization working to help colleges and universities expand their efforts to make their campuses environmentally sustainable. Cortese is often called the godfather of sustainability in higher education. He will report on the October 2004 North American Conference on Sustainability & Higher Education. Cortese is a co-founder of Campus Sustainability Day.

Andrea Putman, a special engineering expert from P2 Consulting and co-author of a forthcoming book on alternative energy sources for higher education. Putnam will report on the annual conference of the National Association of College & University Business Officers, better known as NACUBO.

Anthony Bernheim, principal, Green Design, for SMWM, a San Francisco architecture, interior design, planning and graphic design firm. Bernheim is a practitioner, researcher and teacher in green design, and will report on the 2005 meeting of SCUP.

Lander Medlin, executive vice-president of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, better known as APPA. She will be reporting on APPA’s 2005 Leadership Forum and on a recently held Sustainability Visioning Summit of mainstream higher education associations.

Robert Koester, professor of architecture and Chair of Ball State University’s council on the environment. He.will report on the most recent of the conferences: Ball State University’s 6th biennial Greening of the Campus conference held last month.