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Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2012
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Universidad de Monterrey
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Hortencia Ruiz
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the event(s):
CONFERENCE PATH TO SUSTAINABILITY The University de Monterrey, through the Center for Sustainability, organizes a biannual Conference "Path to Sustainability", which celebrated its fourth edition in August 2012. This event is a space that links the university community with researchers, academics, public and private companies and civil organizations presenting their experiences, projects and success stories in several components of sustainability. The conference program includes lectures by local and national speakers on issues related to ecological footprints, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, urban mobility governance, alternative energy, sustainable construction and landscaping, sustainable industrial innovation, local cycling, water as the challenge of the millennium, recycling and programs in management of solid waste as well as national laws and regulations that concern the environmental field. The schedule is complemented by workshops in which students and teachers interact directly with the speakers; exhibitions of sustainable products, with a focus on fair trade and sustainable social entrepreneurship, art exhibitions, and workshops on recycling techniques, healthy eating, endangered species, natural medicine, native plants, typical crafts with recycled materials, among others. “SALVARTE” Contest in which students, can express themselves by making artwork with waste materials, addressing the urgent need to raise awareness on reduction, recycling and reuse of solid waste and sensitizing the university community on the problem of waste generation and their impact within the environment. SUSTAINABILITY IN CLASS Exhibition of works and projects performed by students in class, applying sustainable solutions to environmental problems analyzed in the community by developing strategies of action around the three areas of sustainability: economic, ecological and social.

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