|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 12, 2014|
University of Maryland, College Park
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events
|0.25 / 0.25||
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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):
In 2011, the University of Maryland took on a leadership role to run this annual conference for the higher education sustainability community. Since taking over the lead role from NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers), the university has implemented a number of new initiatives. The University of Maryland has revamped the conference to be very focused on a professional development program that involves more universities in the conference programming, and expanded the program committee to include more university representatives. The University also changed the conference format to include longer, more interactive workshop sessions (80 minute workshops) and expanded the pre- and post-conference offerings. Additionally, the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium’s annual meeting has now been incorporated into the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. More information is available online at http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/community/SSCC.php
Every spring, the School of Architecture and the Office of Sustainability co-sponsor a speaker series on sustainability and the university. A list of topics and speakers from 2012 is available online at http://sustainability.umd.edu/content/curriculum/sustainabletuesdays.php.
The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts an annual Social Enterprise Symposium. In the words of the CSVC’s executive director, “The Social Enterprise Symposium aims to inform, educate and influence future leaders, students, professionals and stakeholders on cutting edge innovation in creating impactful, sustainable social change.” The agenda from the 2012 symposium is available online at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ses/agenda.aspx
The Clark School of Engineering hosts an annual Engineering Sustainability Workshop around Earth Day. The schedule from the 2012 workshop is available online at: http://eng.umd.edu/events/sustainability-workshop2012.
The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:
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