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Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

2013 Conference Agenda

Thursday, January 31, 2013
8:00-9:00amBreakfast
9:00-9:20amOpening Remarks
  Jennifer Allen | Portland State University
9:20-9:30amBreak
9:30am-12:30pmStudent Summit
  • 9:30 - Welcome
  • 9:35 - "Mingle Mingle" Activity
  • 9:45 - Morning Keynote - Mike Houck | Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute
  • 10:20 - Breakout Sessions
  • 11:00 - Reflect on Breakout Sessions
  • 11:10 - Visioning Exercise - Student Perspectives of Sustainability in Oregon Higher Education
  • 12:00 - Musical Performance by Nicole Sangsuree Boeh-Barrett
  • 12:10 - Final Comments and Adjourn
9:30-10:45am Concurrent Session A
Room 327 Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision & Framework for Action  
Room 328/329 Supporting Sustainable Transportation: Scalable Models for University Bicycle Programs
Collaboration Corvallis: Community-based Solutions for a Growing Campus
Room 333 Curricular Innovation: Why and How Infusing Sustainability is a Catalyst for Creativity
Engaging Students in Personal Sustainability in Large Enrollment Classes
10:45-11:15amBreak
11:15am-12:30pm Concurrent Session B
Room 327 Zero Waste Campuses in Oregon: What, Why and How to Get There
Room 328/329 Social Sustainability at PSU: Lessons from a Community-University Collaborative Partnership  
Room 333 Energy Efficiency: Powerful Creator of Green Jobs for Professionals  
Using Bluegrass Music to Power Sustainable Energy in Appalachia  
12:30-2:00pmLunch & Keynote
Clean Technology, Oregon Universities & Economic Prosperity
Introduction: Jon Fink | Portland State University
   David Kenney | President and Executive Director, Oregon BEST
2:00-3:15pm Concurrent Session C
Room 327 Greenhouse Gas Inventories: How Deep Do You Go? An Analysis of Scope III Emissions  
Strategic Energy Management: A Roadmap for Achieving Energy Savings Goals  
Room 328/329 LiveMove Student Group Leads UO and Eugene/Springfield in Active Transportation  
Overcoming Silos in Student Activism
Room 333 Solutions Generator: A Project-based Sustainability Leadership Program  
Going DEAPer: Methods for Joining Student Enthusiasm and Institutional Support  
3:15-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00pm Concurrent Session D
Room 327 Innovative Financing: OSU's Student-governed Revolving Loan Fund  
Let's Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is  
Room 328/329 Developing an Authentic Undergraduate Sustainability Experience: Connecting Curriculum and Campus  
Using Your Campus as a Learning Laboratory  
Room 333 The Pedagogy of Sustainability: Applying Transformative Learning Theory  
5:00-6:00pm Networking Reception


Friday, February 1, 2013
8:00-9:00amBreakfast
9:00-10:15amConcurrent Session E
Room 327 Revitalizing STEM and Sustainability Education through Learning Gardens
The B Street Learning Lab: An Interdisciplinary Learning Collaboration  
Room 328/329 Beyond Paper or Plastic, Building a Sustainability Movement for All PSU
Creating Leadership for Sustainability in Student Affairs  
Room 333 UO Sustainable City Year Program  
Town & Gown: Collaboration on a New Sustainability Course
Room 238 Cause, Collaboration, & Compromise: PSU's Sustainable Drinking Water Initiative
Taking Back the Tap by Going Bottled Water-Free at UO
Fresh from the Faucet at OSU  
10:15-10:45amBreak
10:45am-12:00pm Concurrent Session F
Room 327 Case Studies in Sustainable Social Work Practice: An MSW Class Project
Sustainability Through Civic Engagement in the Humanities  
Room 328/329 Revitalizing an Old Building for Another 100 Years at PSU
Renewable Energy Potential of the College Campus  
Room 333 You think that's a sustainability course?!?  
Creating and Assessing Learning Outcomes for Co-curricular Sustainability Programs
Room 238 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Getting Things Done with Planning!  
12:00-1:30pmLunch | Smith Ballroom
  • Real-time Audience Polling Activity
12:00-1:30pmOptional Event: Regional Sustainability Collaboration Meeting
Room 323
1:30-2:45pm Closing Session | Smith Ballroom
  • Student Summit Vision Presentation (Powerpoint, Document)
  • Q&A for Student Panel
  • Musical Performance by Nicole Sangsuree Boeh-Barrett
  • Closing Remarks & Passing of the Torch
3:00pm Community College Meet-Up
Room 323

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