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.
Photo Gallery (password-protected)
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.
David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College Jason McLennan, CEO, International Living Future Institute
Partnerships with Neighbors/Cities/Regions Plenary
Motivating Action Through Ratings, Rankings and Reporting Plenary
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
Campus Sustainability in China and India - A Road Map for the Future Plenary
LOCAL CASE STUDY
Getting to Zero Waste at Large Scale Events - a Business Model
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD CEREMONY
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 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