ISCN 2012: The Power of Partnerships

2012 ISCN Symposium

Our 6th annual event was co-hosted by the International Sustainable Campus Network and the University of Oregon, in Eugene, OR.

The 2012 Symposium focused on the importance of expanding sustainability initiatives beyond traditional campus boundaries to incorporate local and regional efforts. Colleges and universities have been forging powerful partnerships with local government, the corporate sector, and non-profits to tackle common challenges, accelerate technology transfer, and promote knowledge exchange.

This year's ISCN Symposium presented concrete examples and methods of how to successfully foster partnerships, and featured in-depth working sessions, great networking opportunities, and the ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Award ceremony.

pdf 2012 ISCN Symposium Summary Report
pdf 2012 ISCN Symposium Agenda
pdf 2012 ISCN Symposium Speaker Bios
pdf 2012 ISCN Symposium Attendee List

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Conference Presentations

A list of all the presenters is provided in chronological order by format. For those speakers who included a visual presentation, the file can be downloaded below. For those who did not provide a visual presentation, please see the Symposium Summary for a short description of what was discussed.

KEYNOTES

David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College Jason McLennan, CEO, International Living Future Institute

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PLENARY SESSIONS

Partnerships with Neighbors/Cities/Regions Plenary

pdf Eugenio Morello, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano
pdf Dale Mikkelsen, Director, Development, SFU Community Trust

Motivating Action Through Ratings, Rankings and Reporting Plenary

pdf Mark Orlowski, Sustainable Endowments Institute, Boston, MA
pdf Riri Fitri Sari, GreenMetrics World Rankings, Indonesia
pdf Aurore Nembrini, Sustainability Manager, Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL)

Foundations for Building Partnerships Plenary

pdf Mark Alfano, University of Oregon/Princeton University (corresponding text)
pdf Eric Siegel, President, Prediction Impact

Campus Sustainability in China and India - A Road Map for the Future Plenary

pdf G. Poyyamoli, Associate Professor, Pondicherry University
pdf Kai Liu, Visiting Scholar, MIT

LOCAL CASE STUDY

Getting to Zero Waste at Large Scale Events - a Business Model

pdf Matt McRae, City of Eugene and Aaron Donley, Sanipac Inc.

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD CEREMONY

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Awards were given to five universities for outstanding sustainability efforts in the categories of buildings, campus, integration and student leadership. More information will be posted shortly to the Awards section. Presentations from the winners are also provided below.

pdf Excellence in Building Award: ETH Zurich
pdf Excellence in Campus Award: Tongji University
pdf Excellence in Integration Award: Ball State University
pdf Excellence in Integration Award: University of British Columbia
pdf Oikos Student Leadership Award: Maastricht University

SUMMARY REPORTS FROM THE WORKING GROUPS

pdf Working Group 1 Summary
pdf Working Group 2 Summary
pdf Working Group 3 Summary

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PRIORITIES FOR THE 2013 AND 2014 ISCN MEETINGS

pdf Amy Ho and Joseph Mullinix, National University of Singapore
pdf Heather Henriksen and John Spengler, Harvard University

NEXT STEPS FOR THE ISCN

pdf Bernd Kasemir, ISCN Program Manager