Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium

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"Engaging Sustainability"--PERC Fall Conference

  • 12 Nov 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Penn State University, State College, PA
  • 43

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PERC’s 2014 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting, "Engaging Sustainability," will be held on Penn State’s University Park campus in State College on Wednesday, November 12th. Discover what is happening on Pennsylvania campuses to energize engagement with sustainability. 

Our keynote address will be given by Penn State's Michael Mann: "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battle 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). The question and answer session following Michael's talk will give members a chance to engage with Michael personally.

(Click the links to find out more about each session)
8:00 AM Registration/ Networking/ Coffee and light breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome/Intros
9:15 AM Host Institution Highlight-PSU's Sustainability Institute
9:25 AM Panel: Engaging Sustainability in the Community
10:15 AM PA Higher Education Food Recovery Challenge panel “Different Campuses, Different Solutions"
11:00 AM Keynote-Michael Mann: "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: The Battle Continues
12:00 PM Lunch/ Networking/ Poster Session
1:20 PM PERC Bylaws, Election
1:35 PM Host Highlight: Penn State's Net Impact Undergraduate chapter 
1:45 PM Sponsor Spotlight
1:55 PM Panel: Engaging Sustainability on Campus
2:45 PM Coffee/ Dessert Network
3:05 PM Panel- 2014 CSC: Selected Campus Sustainability Champions 
3:55 PM Closing Remarks

The conference is hosted jointly by to Penn State's Sustainability Institute and the Penn State Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter. 

The conference is made possible by PERC's Member Institutions and by PERC Sustaining Sponsor Sodexo and the rest of PERC's sponsors.

  • $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. 
  • 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.  

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