Integrated Sustainability Planning Institute

Venue: Grand Hyatt Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jun 08, 2012
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Though sustainability continues to be at the forefront of many strategic plans, schools are struggling to streamline and integrate all the disparate initiatives that are occurring across campus. Sustainability initiatives may start as grassroots initiatives, presidential initiatives, or anything in between. Regardless of how they begin and develop, there are core components that must be tackled to create integrated and comprehensive sustainability at any institution. Join us in Atlanta for a program that will cover the basics of integrated sustainability planning.


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 — which is seeking LEED platinum certification — and to see and discuss other innovative sustainability initiatives on campus, including the school’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 Tech’s continued path toward integrated sustainability, and will give participants a better sense of what the school’s sustainability road map looks like and why.


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