PERC's Fall Conference & 2016 Annual Meeting
October 24th, 2016
Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Penn State University
Keynote Speaker: Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Penn State, is the host of the PBS series "Earth, the Operator's Manual" author of seven books. Dr. Alley will speak on "Finding a Better Future in Changing Times: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability." Dr. Alley is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and author of several IPCCC assessment reports. Don't miss his inspiring talk.
Join us for this memorable event on the Penn State University Park campus. It is a time for change on campuses, in our country and around the world. Join us to: learn from colleagues making change happen on campus, hear from government officials about change and see how we can help respond to a changing climate.
Discover best practices from some of the 2016 Campus Sustainability Champions; learn about campus projects from across the state during the Poster Session; and learn from state and federal officials about ways they are playing a role in moving sustainability forward on campus.
The conference agenda...
||Registration/ Networking/ Coffee and light breakfast
||Welcome/Intros/ Sponsor recognition
||The Big Ten Prospectus and what it could mean for sustainability in higher ed: Denice Wardrup, Director, PSU's Sustainability Institute
||A fresh look at renewables in higher ed: Chris O'Brien, Altenex
||Putting a price on carbon--on the campus: Aurora Winslade, Swarthmore
||Student Host Organization: PSU's Net Impact
||DCNR-Think Outside-w/DCNR Dep. Sec Mike Walsh
Finding a Better Future in Changing Times: Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, PSU, author and Host of the PBS series: "Earth: the Operator's Manual"
||Campus Sustainability Champion-awards and panel
||PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge Update, Luke Wolfgang of the U.S. EPA and Sodexo
||The Climate Crisis & Higher Ed's role
||Sustainability Cafe breakout session
This conference is made possible by our hosts the Penn State University chapter of Net Impact and the Sustainability Institute at Penn State. Support also comes from all of PERC's sponsors, including Sodexo and Schneider Electric. This year's poster session is fully underwritten by the Sustainability Institute. Our thanks to all.
There is much more on tap for the day... check back here for details to come.