ISCN welcomes interim Executive Director, Victoria Smith

We are delighted to welcome Victoria Smith as interim Executive Director of the ISCN! As part of the ISCN leadership team, Victoria will work closely with the ISCN’s Board, Advisory Committee, and Secretariat team over the next year to deliver on the key strategic priorities identified during the 2018 conference at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Victoria joins us from the University of British Columbia, an ISCN member school, where she has served as Director of Regional and International Engagement, UBC Sustainability Initiative. She has over 20 years of experience working in both the private and public sectors on energy and sustainability issues. The ISCN looks forward to the strong support she will provide throughout the 2018/19 program year. Welcome, Victoria!

 

A note from the ISCN's interim Executive Director:

Victoria SmithDear ISCN Members,

I would like to extend my warmest greetings to you as the new interim Executive Director of ISCN. I feel very excited and privileged to step into this role during such an important time of transition and opportunity for our network. Coming out of the very successful KTH 2018 conference, we left with an ambitious set of priorities and I look forward to working with many of you to deliver on this agenda.

There is great potential to transform how we collaborate, innovate and engage as members. We need to look for new ways to advance the very important work we are doing on our respective campuses and increase our global impact.

Our network has several exciting new projects and initiatives planned this year, aimed at strengthening our collective efforts and bolstering the impact of ISCN. Together we will launch the new Charter and finalize the reporting framework, develop a strategic plan, pilot several new capacity building programs and work with our colleagues at the University of São Paulo to plan the 2019 conference. I look forward to reaching out to you in the months ahead to help inform and guide our work, update you on progress and share our successes along the way.

I invite you to contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have questions, ideas to share, or want to get involved in any of these exciting network activities.

Warm regards, Victoria 

 

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San Jose State University joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome San Jose State University into the ISCN! 

San Jose State is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San Jose and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest public university in the West. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision—a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative.

San Jose State University students, faculty, and staff are deeply committed to sustainability. SJSU offers a wide range of academic courses and programs related to sustainability. Ongoing campus-wide efforts minimize SJSU’s "ecological footprint" by reducing campus energy consumption, water use, and waste.

For more information on Sustainability @ SJSU, please visit: http://www.sjsu.edu/sustainability/

“We are delighted to welcome San Jose State University 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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Yeditepe University joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome Yeditepe University into the ISCN! 

Yeditepe University is a private foundation university situated in Istanbul, Turkey. Yeditepe University as being a leader institute in many aspects; has goals to foster environmental awareness and sustainability in the community. Yeditepe University has several sustainability efforts to achieve sustainable campus life. Major categories considered for sustainability practices are;  campus setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, wastes, water conservation, transportation and education.

Yeditepe University is a member of World University Rankings Network (UIGWURN) as a participant of UI GreenMetric. UI GreenMetric has been recognized as the first and only world university rankings on sustainability. UI GreenMetric is primarily about awareness raising. Its a platform to turn sustainability issues into action.  In this network, participants can share their best practices in sustainability programs as well as networking with other participants worldwide. Currently the network consists of 515 participating universities from 75 countries around the world located in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, America and Oceania.

For more information on Yeditepe University's Sustainable Campus, please visit: http://www.yeditepe.edu.tr/en/university-campus-yeditepe/sustainable-campus

“We are delighted to welcome Yeditepe University  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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University College Cork joins the ISCN!

We are thrilled to formally welcome University College Cork into the ISCN!

University College Cork is an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Its beautiful university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849. Today, it has a student population of over 21,000.

In 2010, University College Cork was the first third level education institute worldwide to receive the Green Campus award.  In 2013 it became the first third level institute to new its Green Flag, and in 2016 successfully renewed it once again.

The Green Campus Programme was initiated in 2007 by a number of students from the Environmental Society who were passionate about the environment and determined that more should be done in and by UCC, and in a more structured and cohesive manner. Fully supported by the university and guided by An Taisce this small group of students led the formation of the Green Campus Programme, which is now being implemented in 14 countries worldwide.

For more information on UCC Green Campus, please visit: http://greencampus.ucc.ie/ 

“We are delighted to welcome University College Cork 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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