Integrated Sustainability Planning Institute
Venue: Grand Hyatt Atlanta
|Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2012||End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 08, 2012|
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The audience for this program includes all higher education professionals charged with initiating sustainability programs on their campuses. Presidents, vice presidents, campus sustainability officers, facility managers, faculty members, members of campus-wide sustainability committees, and other sustainability advocates are all encouraged to attend. This content is best for institutions that are in the foundational stages of creating their overarching sustainability strategy. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a small team from their campuses to collaboratively develop their sustainability road map.
Optional Conference Workshops
Pre-conference workshop: Ecology 101 for Sustainability Professionals
This pre-conference workshop is designed to give you the foundational education in ecology all sustainability professionals should have. You will leave this session with an understanding of the fundamentals of ecology, why ecological literacy is an essential core competency for sustainability professionals, and how ecology can effectively inform your strategic planning and implementation activities. The instructors will also share examples that demonstrate the impact of infusing ecological principles throughout a successful sustainability endeavor.
Post-conference workshop: Site Visit to the Georgia Institute of Technology
In this post-conference workshop, we will travel to the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta to visit its Sustainability Showcase and the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Commons â€” which is seeking LEED platinum certification â€” and to see and discuss other innovative sustainability initiatives on campus, including the schoolâ€™s early adoption of renewable energy in operations, current energy and water leadership implementations, and the first Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) building. This workshop will conclude with a discussion of Georgia Techâ€™s continued path toward integrated sustainability, and will give participants a better sense of what the schoolâ€™s sustainability road map looks like and why.