Second Nature and The SEED Center invite you to join a webinar for community colleges interested in enhancing campus sustainability efforts, and providing hands-on learning opportunities to the campus community, through integration of the "living laboratory" concept. Panelists will cover some FAQs and examine the benefits and unique opportunities for community colleges in the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), and Sustainability Education & Economic Development (SEED) Center. This webinar will also introduce SEED's newly published resource, Eight Elements to Building a Living Lab, and feature St. Clair County Community College's successes in campus sustainability as part of both the ACUPCC and SEED networks.
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Through this three-part series, AASHE, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC and Second Nature will present a framework for institutional leadership that addresses the fundamentals of the triple bottom line of sustainability and the imperative for action. Taking an honest look at the integrated process in action for campus sustainability, panelists will discuss how institutions can best create a supportive community in pursuit of its sustainability goals.
This Symposium features national experts in the areas of finance, corporate governance, university governance, venture funding, economics, and more. This dynamic half-day event will address college/university endowments and the risks associated with their investments in non-sustainable enterprises.
Endowments, Pensions, and Climate Change: Developing Strategies that Mitigate Risk, Seize Opportunity, and Support Sustainable Portfolios
University endowment funds account for more than $400 billion in combined assets, while pension funds account for trillions of dollars in investments. With education costs skyrocketing, developing strategies for achieving financially practical outcomes while addressing climate related risks is imperative.
The impacts of climate change on campus operations can no longer be ignored – campuses must ensure their energy and operational systems can survive and thrive in a changing climate. Micro Grid experts agree that power outages from extreme events can be mitigated if the nation’s electrical infrastructure is made "smart." This webinar will discuss Energy Reliability and how solutions such as a Micro Grid will lessen the impact of future blackouts.
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Energy 101: A Model Interdisciplinary Higher Education Course for Teaching the Fundamentals of Energy
The Energy 101 framework was designed to challenge college students at two and four-year schools across the country to explore systematically the science and social science behind sound energy decision-making. This webinar is for educators, administrators, and others interested in implementing the course framework developed by the U.S. Department of Energy.