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.
Sustaining Annual Sponsor

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 Gold Annual Sponsors

Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Online via GoToMeeting
    The October edition of the monthly call for PA Higher Education Food Recovery Challenge (PHE-FRC). Schools participating in the Challenge should have a representative taking part in the call.  Contact PERC if you did not receive the connection information. Guests:
    Seth Budick from the University City District and Luke Wolfgang of the EPA.

    • 12 Nov 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Penn State University, State College, PA
    • 79
     Engaging Sustainability
    Early Reg Savings end Sept 21st!

    PERC’s 2014 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting, "Engaging Sustainability," will be held on Penn State’s University Park campus inState College on Wednesday, November 12th. Discover what is happening on Pennsylvania campuses to energize engagement with sustainability. We are excited about the content lined up for the event, including...

     A Keynote address by Penn State's Michael Mann: "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battles Continues," focusing on his engagement in the climate change debate, including the the science, impacts, politics and ethical dimensions of human-caused climate change. Michael is the author of "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines" (2012) and "Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming" (2008) as well as over 170 peer-reviewed and edited publications. There will be a question and answer session as part of the Keynote segment.
     A panel on Engaging the Campus in sustainability work.
     A panel on Engaging the Community in sustainability work. 
    • An update on PERC’s special initiative, the PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge (PHE-FRC). The PHE-FRC was made possible with funding from Sodexo. 
    • A Poster Session with posters from schools across the state. A great chance for students to get involved and showcase their work in a statewide venue.
     Also, a panel composed of selected PERC 2014 Campus Sustainability Champions(CSC), a statewide effort to recognize individuals who are doing commendable work on moving sustainability forward on their campuses and communities. 

    More details about the Fall Conference/Annual Meeting will be added every week; make sure you check back often.

    The conference is hosted jointly by to Penn State's Sustainability Institute and the Penn State Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter. Affiliated with Net Impact National, the PSU Undergraduate Chapter strives to inspire and educate individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Net Impact will be sharing their storing and offering ways to start a chapter of Net Impact on your campus.

    • $40 for Member Schools and Sponsors, $30 during Early Bird Registration. 
    • $199 for Affiliate Schools/ $169 during Early Bird and 
    • $299 for General Admission/ $269 during Early Bird. 
    • Up to 25% additional savings during Early Bird Registration (until October 21st).  LOG IN to activate your Member/ Affiliate pricing.
    • Note: "No Shows" will be billed.
    The event promises to be both memorable and useful--so why not take a moment to put it on your calendar now?  We'll look forward to seeing you there.  
    • 20 Nov 2014
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
    PERC Executive Committee Meeting
    PERC's Executive Committee provides the leadership, wisdom and insight needed to determine the priorities and direction of our organization.  Membership is comprised of up to fourteen PERC Representatives from across the Commonwealth who meet once a month throughout the year. 
    • 18 Dec 2014
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
    PERC Executive Committee Meeting
    PERC's Executive Committee provides the leadership, wisdom and insight needed to determine the priorities and direction of our organization.  Membership is comprised of up to fourteen PERC Representatives from across the Commonwealth who meet once a month throughout the year. 
    • 09 Jan 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA

    Save the Date!

    "Teaching About Climate Change."  

    Last January’s workshop “Cooling the Liberal Arts: A Workshop for Teaching About Climate Change” at Dickinson College was such a success that we’re doing it again!

    Please join us on January 9, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the Susquehanna University campus in Selinsgrove, PA, for this year’s "Teaching About Climate Change" workshop. Participants in the workshop will learn from each other, sharing pedagogies, teaching strategies and innovative activities that they have found to be effective with their students. College and university faculty from across the curriculum, including physical sciences, social sciences and humanities, are welcome to participate.

    The program for the workshop will be developed from presentations and topics proposed by registrants. In the registration process, you may propose a presentation on your innovative teaching, and also suggest topics about which you would like to learn from others. Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues who teach about climate change.


    PERC Member Schools:  $25 food/costs fee

    PERC Sponsors: $25 food/costs fee

    All other attendees: $99 registration and food

    Early Bird registration will open in mid-November. But take the moment now to add the workshop to your calendar now and look for additional details to come.

    • 27 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dickinson College Campus, Carlisle
    • 120
    SAVE the DATE!
    2015 Student Sustainability Symposium at Bucknell University 

    The Student Sustainability Symposium provides an opportunity for students of Pennsylvania colleges and universities to present their sustainability related research, creative works, action projects and community initiatives, and to network with students across the state to promote sustainability collaborations.  

    The Symposium will be hosted at Bucknell University as part of a unique two-day event, March 26th-27th 2014.  The PERC event will feature student-driven oral presentations, roundtable discussions and posters.

    On Thursday March 26th, Bucknell will host its 3rd Annual Sustainability Symposium featuring faculty discussion panels and an evening keynote speaker.  PERC member schools are welcome to attend either or both days of the event.  Details will follow.

Past events

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
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
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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