ISCN 2014 Conference: Pushing Boundaries: Leveraging collective action for global impact

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Cambridge, MA | June 1-4, 2014


Our 8th annual event was co-hosted by the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The 2014 Conference, held on June 1-4, presented a powerful opportunity for participants to examine today's emerging critical issues for sustainability and to explore strategies centered on:

  • Innovation – Pushing boundaries to generate new ideas
  • Collaboration – Leveraging collective action
  • Scalability – Impacting globally
  • Metrics – Measuring outcomes

All available presentation materials, plenary session videos, and conference summary report are posted below for your reference. 

Photo Gallery (password-protected)

pdf ISCN 2014 Conference Summary Report

Conference Presentations

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Welcome to the ISCN

Bernd Kasemir, ISCN

Framing Next Generation Sustainability

Julie Newman, MIT

Shana Weber, Princeton

Maki Ikegami, Hokkaido University

Iain Patton, EAUC

Introducing Innovation, Collaboration, Scalability, Metrics for Next Generation thinking

Davis Bookhart, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Amy Ho, National University of Singapore

Kerstin Höger, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Jean-Christophe Carteron, KEDGE Business School

Innovation Breakout Session

Davis Bookhart, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Collaboration Breakout Session

Amy Ho, National University of Singapore

Scalability Breakout Session

Kerstin Höger, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Metrics Breakout Session

Jean-Christophe Carteron, KEDGE Business School

ISCN 2014 MAIN CONFERENCE

2014 ISCN Conference Opening

Bernd Kasemir, ISCN

PLENARY SESSIONS

Scalability: Scalable Models for Global Impact

Collaboration: Leveraging Collective Action

Metrics: Measuring Outcomes

Innovation: Pushing Boundaries to Generate New Ideas

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD CEREMONY

Awards were given to four universities for outstanding sustainability efforts in the categories of buildings, campus, integration and student leadership.

Excellence in Building, Shandong Jiaotong University
Excellence in Campus, University of Gothenburg
Excellence in Integration, University of Washington
Excellence in Student Leadership, University of Exeter

ISCN WORKING GROUPS

Working Group 1: Buildings and Their Sustainability Performance

Bart Meehan, Australian National University

Eddi Omrcen, University of Gothenburg

Meri Löyttyniemi, Aalto University

Colin Reiter, University of Melbourne

Rene Swart, St Stithians College

Working Group 1 Key Findings

Working Group 2: Campus-wide Planning and Target Setting

Heather Henriksen, Harvard University

Eugenio Morello, POLIMI

John Cleveland, Boston Green Ribbon Commission

Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Institute

Jack Spengler, Harvard School of Public Health

Working Group 2 Key Findings

Working Group 3: Integration of Research, Teaching and Facilities

Nancy Budwig, Clark University and Ariane König, University of Luxembourg

Angelo Riccaboni, University of Siena

Ulrich Scharf, rootAbility

Working Group 3 Key Findings

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY

Anthony Cortese, Second Nature

NEXT STEPS FOR THE ISCN

Bernd Kasemir, ISCN 

Lam Khin Yong, Nanyang Technological University