Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
ER-T2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chad Carwein
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
Sustainability Office
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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):

UNCG has held several events related to sustainability:

* UNCG has held Earth Day celebration events for several years.

* UNCG has held Campus Sustainability Day since 2010.

* UNCG has held the Sustainability Film & Discussion Series since 2006.

* UNCG has held the Sustainability Shorts Film Competition since 2010.

* Throughout 2013, UNCG hosted the 7th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series. This monthly event features the latest documentaries about environmental education, climate change, and sustainable living. The post-screening discussions are led by local experts, which gives the participants a chance to ask questions and learn more about relevant sustainability issues in our community. All films are free, open to the public, and screened in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium.

* In Spring 2013, UNCG hosted the 4th Annual Sustainability Shorts Film Competition. Judging was based on relation to sustainability as well as concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, writing, etc. All entries were screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film Series. After the film screening, three winners were announced and celebrated at the event.

* In Fall 2013, UNCG expanded Campus Sustainability Day by partnering with students, staff and faculty that were from both on and off campus. The Office of Sustainability invited faculty engaged in sustainability research to a scholarship fair so that students could learn about their current work in the field. HealthyUNCG showed an original video on pedestrian safety to demonstrate how the environment can effect a person's stress level. Students from both UNCG and The Middle College program attended a presentation about "green careers" given by Dr. Markham, Director of the UNCG Environmental Studies Program, in collaboration with staff from the UNCG Career Services Center. Students who submitted grant proposals for the Creative Sustainability Initiative (CSI) were given space to display project posters and discuss their proposals with guests. Before the event closed with an announcement of the 2013 CSI winners, Dr. Allen, Academic Sustainability Coordinator, gave a preview of the "Clover Project" proposal that would create a unique platform for integration of sustainability in the arts here at UNCG.

* In Spring 2012, author David Owen gave the keynote for the Harriett Elliott lecture and participated in a panel discussion with local politicians and academics titled: "Greening Greensboro: How the Sustainable Cities Movement Can Make Our City and Region More Liveable."

* In Spring 2011, UNCG hosted speakers that focused on sustainability practices and policies. David Orr, professor at Oberlin and leading voice for sustainability, and Stephen Leeds, Chief Sustainability Office for the US General Services Administration, both spoke to large audiences that included members of both the campus community and the greater Greensboro community.

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