Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium

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"Building Bridges"--PERC Fall Conference w John Quigley keynote

  • 09 Oct 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Penn Stater Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA
  • 48

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Conference packet is available here:

PERC Building Bridges Conference Packet.pdf

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This year's annual meeting and fall conference promises to draw a record crowd. Our keynote, "Building Bridges," will be given by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley.  In addition to his keynote, Mr. Quigley will participate in a "Sustainability Showcase" session to help build a bridge between the work DEP is tasked with doing and the interests and capabilities of Pennsylvania's colleges and universities regarding sustainability. The rest of the day will see speakers from U.S. EPA, DCNR and other organizations--see how your school can benefit from working with them. The day will also feature a poster session, a panel of this year's Campus Sustainability Champions and break out sessions on water, climate and food systems. Plus: a tour of the Eco-Machine.


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8am Check-in, light breakfast, networking and poster setup

9am-11am: Welcome, Luke Wolfgang of the U.S. EPA on PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge, PA DCNR Deputy Secretary for Administration, Michael Walsh, on Connecting with Campuses, Sponsor Spotlight, Election of Officers.

11am: Keynote Address by PA DEP Secretary John Quigley with Q&A.

Noon: Lunch and Poster Session

1pm Climate and Water programs "showcase and discuss" session with Secretary Quigley.

2pm Campus Sustainability Champions Panel

3pm Work session in breakout groups on Water, Climate, Food Systems. Or... a tour of PSU's Eco-Machine.

This conference is made possible by Sodexo and all our other annual sponsors as well as Nissan, Gold Sponsor for this event.

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