|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
IN-4: Innovation 4
Director of University Sustainability
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability was established in 2011 as a way to promote communication between the United States and China in addressing energy and environmental problems that are common to both countries. The overall goals of the EcoPartnerships program are sharing best practices, fostering innovation, and encouraging sustainable economic development. Purdue University, the University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory represent the United States and are working with Chinese representatives from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, and the Institute of Applied Ecology of China. Purdue hosted the 2011 symposium where the focus was Global Sustainability in Energy, Climate, and Environment. Participants presented their research on such topics as biofuels, sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation, and water conservation. The proceedings of the symposium are available to the public. The group convenes once every year.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available: