University of Leeds joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome the University of Leeds into the ISCN!

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. 

"Sustainability at the University of Leeds isn’t about half-promises; it’s at the core of who we are and what we do. It shapes and drives everything that happens here – what we teach, what we learn, what we buy, what we use, what we share, how we travel. It’s about ambition and belief in ourselves. It’s about working collaboratively within the University, with our partners, and with wider society.

Sustainability is at the heart of the University of Leeds. It’s not a ‘buzzword’, or something we just talk about. It’s something that influences every decision we make and every action we take, each and every day. And it’s not just because it’s the ‘right thing to do’ – embedding sustainability across our institution makes the university a better, more supportive, place to work."  For more information on Sustainability at the University of Leeds, please visit: http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/ 

“We are delighted to welcome the University of Leeds into the ISCN and look forward to providing a platform for international value exchange and partnership on campus sustainability” says Bernd Kasemir, Secretary of the ISCN Board.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit: http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org

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ISCN Membership on the Rise: 90+ Members!

We are thrilled to formally announce that for the first time in the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)’s 11 years, our network now hosts 91 members!

With members in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, the ISCN achieves higher education sustainability through its global presence and local impact on individual campuses.

2018 member mapInternational Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)’s Global Membership

New members that joined the ISCN in 2017 and 2018 and helped us achieve our 90+ member milestone include:

With the addition of our new members, the ISCN expands its geographic reach and increases the opportunity for cross-collaboration between schools. “We are delighted to achieve 91 members in the ISCN! With a large member base spanning the globe, we’re furthering our mission of promoting the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching” says Bernd Kasemir, Secretary of the ISCN Board.

 

About the ISCN:
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is a non-profit association of over 90 globally leading colleges and universities representing over 30 countries and working together to holistically integrate sustainability into campus operations, research and teaching. The mission of the ISCN is to provide a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit: http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org

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ISCN Webinar: The Road to Market Transformation: Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers in Sustainability

U.S. Green Building Council

Friday, April 27, 2018

10:00 - 11:00 EST

The vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Its mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through its community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, its global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in.

The USGBC is committed to transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED, the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings, homes, cities and communities. With 164 countries implementing LEED and a global network of professionals holding a LEED credential this tool has transformed the building industry since its inception in 2000. Now LEED is partnering with a wide range of programs that address other aspect of the built environment such as materials, landscapes, transportation, infrastructure and investment to help accelerate the pace of market transformation.

Join Jaime Van Mourik, Vice President for Education, as she describes USGBC’s roadmap for market transformation which includes LEED and other green business certification programs, explores how industries are integrating sustainability into business practices, and discusses how USGBC is preparing students for 21st century careers and helping to graduate global sustainability citizens.

Please log in to the Members-Only website to register for this webinar.

University of Zurich joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome the University of Zurich into the ISCN!

With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. In addition, UZH's continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities.

The University of Zurich is committed to systematically expanding its contribution to local and global sustainability. This includes strengthening interdisciplinary and cross-faculty collaboration as well as supporting projects with external partners. In addition, the University of Zurich strives to promote sustainable procurements, foster efficient energy consumption, and take other steps toward achieving a sustainable campus in order to reduce the environmental impact of its operations – and contributes to the quality of life in Zurich. The Sustainability Team at the University of Zurich supports existing activities surrounding sustainability in research, teaching, and daily operations. It coordinates implementation of various measures and fosters communication between all members of the UZH community who are working toward sustainability. For more information on Sustainability at UZH, please visit: http://www.sustainability.uzh.ch/en/sustainability-at-uzh.html

“We are delighted to welcome the University of Zurich into the ISCN and look forward to providing a platform for international value exchange and partnership on campus sustainability” says Bernd Kasemir, Secretary of the ISCN Board.

For more information on the ISCN, please visit: http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org

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