Strengthening Ties for Collective Impact: Campus Sustainability in the Northeast Region

Event date/time: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:00pm to 7:30pm
Friday, April 10, 2015 (All day)
Place: 
UMass Amherst Campus

A conference brought to you jointly by the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium and the New England Campus Sustainability Forum

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS CLOSED

IMPORTANT DATES:
•February 4: Registration Opens
February 6, 2015: Proposal Notification
•February 27, 2015: Early Bird Deadline Ends
March 20, 2015: Session editing deadline (if accepted)
April 9-10, 2015: Conference

CONFERENCE DETAILS:

LOCATION:
UMass Amherst Campus Center

SCHEDULE:
Thursday, April 9:
11 AM: Onsite Registration Begins
1 PM: Tours Begin (Tours: UMass Amherst, Hampshire College, Smith College Field Station)
5:30 PM: Dinner Reception and Keynote Speakers (Speakers: Denice Wardrop, Antje Danielson, and Hunter Lovins)
7:30 PM: Networking in Amherst Area

Friday, April 10:
8 AM: Catered Netwrorking Breakfast
9 AM: Five College President's Panel: Participants include Chancellor Kumble Subaswammy (UMass Amherst), President Jonathan Lash (Hampshire College), President Kathleen McCartney (Smith College), and Shannon Gurek, Vice President for Finance and Administration (Mt. Holyoke College).  Waiting response from Amherst College.
10 AM: Morning Sessions Begin
12 PM: Catered Lunch and Student Award Presentations
1 PM: Afternoon Sessions Begin
4 PM: Closing Keynote Address: Mitchell Thomashow

REGISTRATION PAGE: https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/CampusSustainability

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Early Bird Rate Ends: February 27, 2015
Regular Registration: February 28 through March 26, 2015
Late Registration: March 27, 2015 through April 10, 2015
Onsite Registration Available: April 9 & 10

REGISTRATION RATES: (Early Bird/Regular/Late & Onsite)

FULL DAY REGISTRATION FOR APRIL 10:
Students: $15/$30/$70
Non-Profit/School: $150/$180/$220
Corporate: $180/$210/$250
Five College Faculty/Staff: $20/$35/$75
Presenters: $75/$75/$115

DINNER RECEPTION FOR APRIL 9:
ALL: $20 Early Bird, $30 After Feb. 27

TOURS ON APRIL 9:
ALL: $25 Early Bird, $35 After Feb. 27
Option A: Smith College's Living Building Challenge Field Station (1-4 PM)
Option B: Hampshire College Farm Tour (2-4PM)
Option C: UMass Amherst Healthy & Sustainable Food Initiative (1-2PM) 
Option D: Special Food Systems Two-Tour Package: 
$35/$45 for both UMass Amherst and Hampshire Tour (1-4 PM)
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LODGING:
Rooms Available at the Hotel UMass (Located in Campus Center)
Special Rate for Conference Attendees for nights of 4/8/15 and 4/9/15: $130/night + applicable fees
Book Rooms Here: http://www.hotelumass.com/
Use Conference Code: SC15C
Rooms are limited
Other Lodging near Campus:
https://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/lodging

The New England Campus Sustainability Forum (NECSF) Mini Grants
2014 Student Grant Winners will present their projects during the April 10 conference lunch.

2015: NECSF is offering mini-grants of up to $1000 for qualifying projects from student-run organizations at colleges and universities in New England. Grants will be awarded to a limited number of projects that will promote and implement sustainability efforts on campus. Students groups at under-resourced institutions, minority-serving institutions, and ACUPCC signatory institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply: Complete the application form (link to google doc) by March 3, 2015.  Download from Google Drive to personal computer and email to Gabriela Boscio at gboscio@secondnature.org as one attachment.


SPEAKERS:

Denice Wardrop
Director, Penn State Sustainability Institute


Antje Danielson
Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment
President, Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
Board Member, Earthos Institute
Co-Founder, Zipcar

 

Hunter Lovins
Author
President/Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions

 

Mitchell Thomashow
Author, "The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus"
Senior Fellow, Second Nature
President Emeritus, Unity College

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PARTNERS:

Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
New England Campus Sustainability Forum
GreenerU
Second Nature
Farm to Institution New England
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education New England Board of Higher Education
College of the Fenways

SPONSORS:

New England Campus Sustainability Forum
Bard Center for Environmental Policy

OTHER SUSTAINABILITY EVENTS AT UMASS AMHERST:
On April 7-9, Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is hosting the 2015 Farm to Institution Summit!  Learn more here: http://www.farmtoinstitution.org/summit

 

Contact's name: 
Ezra Small
Contact's phone: 
413-545-0799
Contact's email: 
Location: 
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
1 Campus Center Way Amherst MA