PERC events

This page features upcoming events of interest to PERC member and affiliated schools as well as PERC's corporate sponsors and others interested in increasing sustainability in Pennsylvania.  Both PERC events and PERC member-initiated events are featured here.  You can also register online here for PERC events.  NOTE: To take advantage of PERC Member/Sponsor pricing on PERC events, you must LOGON so the system will display the reduced pricing during registration.
 
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Upcoming events

    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Penn State Philadelphia Center, 675 Sansom St, Philadelphia PA

    A PERC Member School Event


    The SCC Faculty Conference focuses on Pedagogy, Content & Leadership for ESD with a mix of panels, workshops, roundtables and facilitated dialogue and an emphasis on peer-to-peer exchange.

    Full information on the SCC website.

    AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

    • Leadership panel
    • Bootcamps:
      • Fundamentals and core topics
      • Emerging tends and hot topics
    • Roundtable: Sustainability Perspectives from outside the Academy
    • Distinguishing the 100, 300, 500 levels
    • Experiential and community learning
    • Change management for ESD
    • International ESD leaders
    • Regional/bio-regional approaches

    and much more…


    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 27 Jul 2017
    • DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034


    Free Scholarships for Students and Staff from PERC Member Schools

    Thanks to PERC's partnership with the Sustainable Energy Fund, 25 scholarships (valued at $1000 each) are reserved for faculty, staff, and students from PERC member schools to attend Energypath 2017, July 24th-27th

    Event Overview
    Energypath 2017, powered by the Sustainable Energy Fund, is the region’s largest sustainable energy event. The purpose of Energypath is to create a passion for and understanding of sustainable energy. This year's event will focus on carbon and its impact in terms on what we eat, what we buy, and the energy we consume affects greenhouse gas emissions and our sustainable energy future. Each year, EnergyPath is attended by more than 400 students, professional educators, dislocated workers and industry professionals.

    Energypath consists of a three day intensive energy camp followed by a one day conference. The energy camp" (July 24-26) offers learning in a choice of the focus areas: 

    • Intro to Sustainable Energy
    • Micro Hydro
    • How to Live and Work with Zero Carbon

    The last day (July 27) of EnergyPath is the conference with a day filled with sessions related to carbon reduction. View the draft agenda for the conference day here.

    Scholarships
    PERC has 25 scholarships for staff and students from PERC member schools to attend Energypath 2017. Each scholarship includes... 

    • tuition, 
    • meals, and 
    • campus housing for the entire four-day experience.

    That's a value of $1000 per person--all for a $25 registration fee per person.

    Referral Code
    You will need the Referral Code to use these reserved scholarships. To get it, make sure you are logged on to this site and go to this page...

    EnergyPath 2017 Scholarships and Referral Code

    Deadline
    Deadline for PERC member registration is May 31st.

    Energypath 2017

    July 24th-27th, 2017

    DeSales University

    Center Valley, PA



    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dixon University Center, 2986 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA


    Please share this information with faculty members at your school who may be teaching courses in the fall that include content on climate change science, impacts and/or policy. Also with leaders of student organizations whose work connects with these issues.

    We encourage you to begin planning now to bring students to participate in the Safe Climate PA conference that is being organized for early fall in Harrisburg by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium (PERC), Our Climate and Citizens Climate Education. You and your students will interact with peers from around the state for conversation and learning about climate change risks in Pennsylvania and carbon pricing policies. The program will include opportunities for your students to present in panel sessions, participate in skill building workshops for communicating science and advocating for responsible climate change action, and engage in facilitated roundtable dialogues. We will also have talks by public officials and subject matter experts.

    Please respond to our short questionnaire to express interest in attending:https://goo.gl/forms/vqHsFWN8x4Pm4xHk2.

    In the coming weeks we will launch a website to share information about the conference as plans develop. This will include the program, a call for abstracts for student panel presentations, and a repository of shared resources for teaching about climate change and carbon pricing.

    Professors: start thinking now about how you might incorporate the conference into your syllabus and assignments for a course that you will teach in the fall.

    Leaders of student groups: start thinking now about how you might use the conference to help develop student leadership skills.

    We are excited about the potential for this event to engage our students in shared learning about questions of importance to all of us. We look forward to seeing you at the Safe Climate PA conference.

    Registration fee: to be determined; just enough to cover lunch and materials and be affordable for students.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State University, University Park, PA

    Save the Date!

    PERC's Annual Conference and Fall Meeting will be held on November 3rd 2017. It will feature Rear Admiral Dave Titley, founding director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk as our keynote speaker. Dr. Titley has spoken across the country and throughout the world on the importance of climate change as it relates to National Security. 

    He is s a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security. He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. Dr. Titley serves on numerous advisory boards and National Academies of Science committees, including the CNA Military Advisory Board, the Center for Climate and Security and the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Among numerous other recognitions for his work, Admiral Titley is one of the Climate 25, a project (below) that features interviews with "the world's 25 most compelling voices" on climate change.


    Of course, Dr. Titley is just one part of what will be an action-packed day. More details about the conference will follow with registration to open toward the end of the summer. We suggest you get it on your calendar for next semester right away.

    We look forward to seeing you there.


Past events

25 Apr 2017 Going to Zero Launch event
18 Apr 2017 PERC Partner event: Higher Ed Carbon Pricing Initiative
06 Jan 2017 A PERC Workshop: Carbon Pricing in Higher Education: Bringing Campuses into the Dialog
06 Dec 2016 PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge Meeting
24 Oct 2016 Changing Times: PERC 2016 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting
25 Jul 2016 Energypath 2016
23 May 2016 Member School Teach the Teacher workshop: Leadership in Building Energy Efficiency
04 Apr 2016 PA Power Dialog
01 Apr 2016 2016 PERC Student Sustainability Symposium
04 Mar 2016 PERC/ AASHE event: Pittsburgh Green Power Boot Camp
19 Feb 2016 PERC/ AASHE event: Philadelphia Green Power Boot Camp
17 Feb 2016 Member School Event: 2 Eban Goodstein talks: Climate Next Steps/ Sustainability Jobs
06 Feb 2016 PERC Panels at PASA Farming for the Future Conference: Farming in a Changing Climate
05 Feb 2016 College and Community: Connecting on Climate
08 Jan 2016 "Building Sustainability from the Inside Out"-A PERC Workshop
09 Oct 2015 "Building Bridges"--PERC Fall Conference w John Quigley keynote
22 Sep 2015 September meeting: PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
16 Sep 2015 Partner Org Event: Living Product Expo discounted for PERC
21 Aug 2015 PERC Executive Committee August 2015 meeting
03 Aug 2015 Renewable Energy Solutions Workshop-Second Nature/ PERC event
17 Jul 2015 PERC Executive Committee July 2015 meeting
19 Jun 2015 PERC Executive Committee June 2015 meeting
15 May 2015 PERC Executive Committee May 2015 meeting
14 May 2015 Building Sustainability from the Inside Out
29 Apr 2015 April call Food Donation 102-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
24 Apr 2015 PERC Executive Committee April 2015 meeting
22 Apr 2015 Member School Event: Earth Day Keynote Horton/ Rosier and Stein
27 Mar 2015 PERC 2015 Pennsylvania Student Sustainability Symposium
25 Mar 2015 March call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
20 Mar 2015 PERC Executive Committee March 2015 meeting
20 Feb 2015 PERC Executive Committee February2015 meeting
28 Jan 2015 January call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
16 Jan 2015 PERC Executive Committee January 2015 meeting
09 Jan 2015 Teaching About Climate Change at Susquehanna University
18 Dec 2014 PERC Executive Committee's December 2014 meeting
03 Dec 2014 December call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
20 Nov 2014 PERC Executive Committee's November 2014 meeting
12 Nov 2014 "Engaging Sustainability"--PERC Fall Conference
21 Oct 2014 October 2014 call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
16 Oct 2014 PERC Executive Committee's October 2014 meeting
08 Oct 2014 Member School Event: Community Resiliency Summit
20 Sep 2014 Member School Event: James Balog's "Chasing Ice" screening
18 Sep 2014 PERC Executive Committee's September 2014 meeting
15 Sep 2014 PHE-FRC/ US EPA Webinar-A conversation about composting in higher ed in PA
03 Jul 2014 July call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
05 Jun 2014 June call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
21 May 2014 PERC Executive Committee's May 2014 meeting
01 May 2014 May call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
22 Apr 2014 Member School Event: Stacy Malkan: Not Just a Pretty Face
17 Apr 2014 Member Event: Years of Living Dangerously screening @ Swarthmore
17 Apr 2014 Affiliate School Event: Paige West on The Social World of Coffee
16 Apr 2014 PERC Executive Committee's April 2014 meeting
12 Apr 2014 Member School Event Earth Fest @ PSU Shenango
10 Apr 2014 Member School Event--James Hansen at West Chester
03 Apr 2014 April call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
02 Apr 2014 Member School Event: Michael Mann speaking at Shippensburg
21 Mar 2014 PERC's 2014 Pennsylvania Student Sustainability Symposium
19 Mar 2014 PERC Executive Committee's March 2014 meeting
06 Mar 2014 March call PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
27 Feb 2014 Member School Event: PA Climate Change Policy Forum
10 Jan 2014 PERC Member School Event: A Workshop for Teaching About Climate Change
19 Dec 2013 PERC Executive Committee meeting
17 Dec 2013 Monthly PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge meeting
05 Dec 2013 PERC Partner EPA's Webinar: Composting Strategies for Colleges and Universities
25 Nov 2013 Session 5 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
25 Nov 2013 Session 4 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
21 Nov 2013 Session 3 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
21 Nov 2013 PERC Executive Committee meeting
21 Nov 2013 Session 2 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
20 Nov 2013 PERC Partner Event: Greenbuild Nation in Philadelphia
07 Nov 2013 Member School Event: Former NASA Scientist James Hansen to Present at Dickinson College
07 Nov 2013 Member School Event: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
01 Nov 2013 Member School Event: Integrating Sustainability & Climate Change into General Education Programs
29 Oct 2013 Annual Meeting: "Leading the Change"
03 Oct 2013 MEMBER SCHOOL EVENT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at F&M College
27 Sep 2013 Member School Event: Marcellus Shale Development and Pennsylvania: What Lessons for Sustainable Energy
29 Jul 2013 Partner Events: EnergyPath2013 –Free!
28 Jul 2013 Chatham University's Summer Food, Farm & Field program
20 Jul 2013 PERC Partner Event: Tour the State's Largest Solar Farm
16 Jul 2013 Partner Event: Understanding Solar Project Planning, Financing, Contracts and Construction in Pennsylvania
22 May 2013 PA Higher Ed Food Rec. Challenge-First online meeting
17 May 2013 PERC Member Event: Second annual Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference and Speaker
30 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Lecture: Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Climate Change Realities and Opportunities
27 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Renewable Energy Workshop
23 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Showing of "Burning in the Sun"
23 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Speaker at Mercyhurst University: Rosalind Creasy
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Free Screening of SWITCH
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Community Forum: Erie’s Needs for a Healthy Built Environment
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Majora Carter Talk
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Earth Day Keynote Address Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability for Philadelphia
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Christopher Joyce Talk
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Panel Discussion on Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale
18 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Annie Leonard is speaking at Franklin & Marshall College
17 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate
16 Apr 2013 PERC Member Evernt: Annie Leonard - The Story of Stuff, and Sustainability Week
13 Apr 2013 "Decarbonization: A New Direction in Climate Change Policy"
11 Apr 2013 Bill Mckibben: Front Line of the Climate Fight
04 Apr 2013 Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Climate Change Realities and Opportunities
02 Apr 2013 Screening of "Black Gold"
28 Mar 2013 Sustainability Symposium
27 Mar 2013 David Orr: Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World
02 Nov 2012 Annual Meeting: "Making Progress" PERC's Climate Change & Sustainable Energy Conference
20 Oct 2012 Student Organized Event: 2nd Annual Student Environmental Retreat
27 Sep 2012 PERC Member Event: Stewards of Sustainability
14 Sep 2012 PERC Symposium: "Leveraging Strengths"--Town-Gown Sustainability Partnerships in Pennsylvania
13 Sep 2012 STEM Engagement through Sustainability Education--a PERC Member School Event
20 Aug 2012 Another chance to attend-PERC sponsor webinar: “Building Keystone Solar”
26 Jul 2012 Second Chance-PERC sponsor webinar: “Building Keystone Solar”
08 Jul 2012 "Food, Farm, and Field": PERC Member School Event at Chatham University
27 Jun 2012 PERC sponsor webinar: “Building Keystone Solar”
25 Jun 2012 PERC Partner Event: EnergyPath 2012. FREE- Member-Exclusive Scholarships
30 Apr 2012 "Changing the Moral Climate on Climate Change" a PERC Member School Event
23 Apr 2012 PERC Member School Mercyhurst's Earth Day Lecturer Lois Gibbs
19 Apr 2012 Member School Event: Van Jones on Environment and Equity
16 Apr 2012 PERC Member School Event E.O. Wilson at PSU
11 Apr 2012 Member School Event: The Oberlin Project and the Development of a National Network of Similar Projects
23 Mar 2012 PERC Webinar: Choosing Offsets
11 Feb 2012 Member School Event-2012 Student Environmental Retreat
10 Feb 2012 MEMBER School Event: Engaging Students by Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum
09 Feb 2012 MEMBER School Event: Leadership by Example: Campus-Community Collaboration on Sustainability & Climate Protection
01 Dec 2011 PERC Partner Webinar: Cutting Edge Data Center Efficiency Solutions
11 Nov 2011 PERC Fall Conf: "Sustainability Strategies for Hard Economic Times"
14 Oct 2011 MEMBER school event on College Farms- Seeding the Future
12 Oct 2011 PERC School Event: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
08 Aug 2011 Member School Program: Climate Modeling and Data Tools Workshop
28 Jun 2011 Member School program: Changing Planet Faculty Study Group
27 Jun 2011 PERC Partner Event: EnergyPath 2011--PERC exclusive scholarships
20 May 2011 Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy in Pennsylvania Higher-Ed.
11 Apr 2011 PERC Webinar: Trains, (Bike) Lanes, and Automobiles: Sustainable Campus Transportation
04 Apr 2011 C2C (Campus to Congress) EARTH weeks
24 Mar 2011 Member Connection
22 Mar 2011 PSUl Event Free to all: Four climate change & sustainably ethics events at Penn State, March 22-25
10 Mar 2011 PERC Webinar: Greening the Grid Iron--and Any Other Sport
18 Feb 2011 PERC Webinar: Perspectives On Cancun: A first hand look at COP16 from three PA faculty and a student who were there
26 Jan 2011 "2011: Building the Path to Sustainability"
20 Oct 2010 "Building a Sustainability Community in Pennsylvania" w/ Tony Cortese
20 Sep 2010 Member-school event: Climate change impacts: beach & riparian

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