PERC events

This page features upcoming events of interest to PERC member and affiliated schools as well as PERC's corporate sponsors and others interested in increasing sustainability in Pennsylvania.  Both PERC events and PERC member-initiated events are featured here.  You can also register online here for PERC events.  NOTE: To take advantage of PERC Member/Sponsor pricing on PERC events, you must LOGON so the system will display the reduced pricing during registration.
 
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Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • State Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA

    Going to Zero is an initiative undertaken by PERC and a number of partner organizations to help higher education institutions connect with Pennsylvania communities working on mitigation of and/or adaptation to climate change on a local level.

    DRAFT AGENDA

    Public Forum: Leaders for Climate Change Action in Pennsylvania

    East Wing Rotunda, State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    12:00pm – 1:30pm

    Exhibits open

    12:00 Welcome Remarks (Rep. McCarter, Treasurer, DEP, DCNR, etc.)

    12:05 Purpose of the Going to Zero Campaign

    Donald Brown (Widener University School of Law) and Chris Steuer (Millersville University)

    12:10 VIP Speakers

    12:25 Stories of Success from Cities Around the World

    Kathryn Gwiazdon (Center for Environmental Ethics and Law)

    12:30 Local Action in Pennsylvania: commitments from co-sponsors (11 @ 5 mins each)

    Chair: Peter Dawson Buckland (Penn State University)

    1:25 Concluding Remarks 

    Conference: All Hands on Deck: Going to Zero in Pennsylvania

    Rm. E60, State Capitol Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    2:00pm – 4:00pm

    2:00 Welcome: Why Here, Why Now

    D. Brown (Widener University School of Law)

    2:15 Models for Action: What is Working and Not Working Around the World

    K. Gwiazdon (Center for Environmental Ethics and Law)

    2:30 All Hands on Deck in Pennsylvania

    2:30 The Role of Universities 

    2:50 The Role of the Public Sector 

    3:10 The Role of the Private Sector 

    3:30 The Way Forward

    4:00 Adjournment

    4:30pm – 6:00pm Steering Committee Meeting: Strategic Plan and Next Steps



    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State University, University Park, PA


    Save the Date!

    Defending Our Future, PERC's Fall Conference and Annual Meeting will be held on April 12th on Penn State's University Park campus. It will feature Rear Admiral Dave Titley, founding director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk as our keynote speaker. Dr. Titley has spoken across the country and throughout the world on the importance of climate change as it relates to National Security. 

    More about Admiral Titley and his keynote can be found below. Dr. Titley's talk is, of course, just one part of what will be an action-packed day. We are planning on panels and speakers related to... 

    • climate and communities
    • higher ed and carbon pricing
    • food recovery
    • renewable energy for higher ed, and 
    • a panel in which several of PERC's 2017 Campus Sustainability Champions will share their best practices

    In addition, there will be a poster session with posters submitted by students as well as faculty/staff.

    Keynote Speaker: Admiral David Titley
    Admiral Titley is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and National Security. He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. Dr. Titley serves on numerous advisory boards and National Academies of Science committees, including the CNA Military Advisory Board, the Center for Climate and Security and the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Among numerous other recognitions for his work, Admiral Titley is one of the Climate 25, a project (below) that features interviews with "the world's 25 most compelling voices" on climate change.


    Keynote Abstract...

    Climate Change and National Security
    People not Polar Bears

    This talk will discuss why climate change is a national security issue.  Climate change is about people, about water, and about change itself.  Admiral Titley will cover some of the basic science and why mainstream climate scientists are very confident of their findings, how this challenge is being addressed, and what are the greatest challenges to national security that arise from climate change.  He will conclude with an assessment of future challenges and opportunities regarding climate change, from science, policy, and political perspectives.  In addition, this talk will address how to effectively talk about climate change through the use of analogies, plain, non-jargon English, and even a little humor.

    Save the Date!
    Registration shortly after the beginning of the year
    . We look forward to seeing you there.

Past events

05 Nov 2017 Member school event: Sustainability Student Leaders Symposium
07 Oct 2017 PERC partnership event: Safe Climate PA
24 Jul 2017 PERC Partner event: EnergyPath 2017
26 Jun 2017 Member School event: SCC Faculty Conference 2017
25 Apr 2017 Going to Zero Launch event
18 Apr 2017 PERC Partner event: Higher Ed Carbon Pricing Initiative
06 Jan 2017 A PERC Workshop: Carbon Pricing in Higher Education: Bringing Campuses into the Dialog
06 Dec 2016 PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge Meeting
24 Oct 2016 Changing Times: PERC 2016 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting
25 Jul 2016 Energypath 2016
23 May 2016 Member School Teach the Teacher workshop: Leadership in Building Energy Efficiency
04 Apr 2016 PA Power Dialog
01 Apr 2016 2016 PERC Student Sustainability Symposium
04 Mar 2016 PERC/ AASHE event: Pittsburgh Green Power Boot Camp
19 Feb 2016 PERC/ AASHE event: Philadelphia Green Power Boot Camp
17 Feb 2016 Member School Event: 2 Eban Goodstein talks: Climate Next Steps/ Sustainability Jobs
06 Feb 2016 PERC Panels at PASA Farming for the Future Conference: Farming in a Changing Climate
05 Feb 2016 College and Community: Connecting on Climate
08 Jan 2016 "Building Sustainability from the Inside Out"-A PERC Workshop
09 Oct 2015 "Building Bridges"--PERC Fall Conference w John Quigley keynote
22 Sep 2015 September meeting: PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
16 Sep 2015 Partner Org Event: Living Product Expo discounted for PERC
21 Aug 2015 PERC Executive Committee August 2015 meeting
03 Aug 2015 Renewable Energy Solutions Workshop-Second Nature/ PERC event
17 Jul 2015 PERC Executive Committee July 2015 meeting
19 Jun 2015 PERC Executive Committee June 2015 meeting
15 May 2015 PERC Executive Committee May 2015 meeting
14 May 2015 Building Sustainability from the Inside Out
29 Apr 2015 April call Food Donation 102-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
24 Apr 2015 PERC Executive Committee April 2015 meeting
22 Apr 2015 Member School Event: Earth Day Keynote Horton/ Rosier and Stein
27 Mar 2015 PERC 2015 Pennsylvania Student Sustainability Symposium
25 Mar 2015 March call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
20 Mar 2015 PERC Executive Committee March 2015 meeting
20 Feb 2015 PERC Executive Committee February2015 meeting
28 Jan 2015 January call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
16 Jan 2015 PERC Executive Committee January 2015 meeting
09 Jan 2015 Teaching About Climate Change at Susquehanna University
18 Dec 2014 PERC Executive Committee's December 2014 meeting
03 Dec 2014 December call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
20 Nov 2014 PERC Executive Committee's November 2014 meeting
12 Nov 2014 "Engaging Sustainability"--PERC Fall Conference
21 Oct 2014 October 2014 call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
16 Oct 2014 PERC Executive Committee's October 2014 meeting
08 Oct 2014 Member School Event: Community Resiliency Summit
20 Sep 2014 Member School Event: James Balog's "Chasing Ice" screening
18 Sep 2014 PERC Executive Committee's September 2014 meeting
15 Sep 2014 PHE-FRC/ US EPA Webinar-A conversation about composting in higher ed in PA
03 Jul 2014 July call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
05 Jun 2014 June call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
21 May 2014 PERC Executive Committee's May 2014 meeting
01 May 2014 May call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
22 Apr 2014 Member School Event: Stacy Malkan: Not Just a Pretty Face
17 Apr 2014 Member Event: Years of Living Dangerously screening @ Swarthmore
17 Apr 2014 Affiliate School Event: Paige West on The Social World of Coffee
16 Apr 2014 PERC Executive Committee's April 2014 meeting
12 Apr 2014 Member School Event Earth Fest @ PSU Shenango
10 Apr 2014 Member School Event--James Hansen at West Chester
03 Apr 2014 April call-PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
02 Apr 2014 Member School Event: Michael Mann speaking at Shippensburg
21 Mar 2014 PERC's 2014 Pennsylvania Student Sustainability Symposium
19 Mar 2014 PERC Executive Committee's March 2014 meeting
06 Mar 2014 March call PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge
27 Feb 2014 Member School Event: PA Climate Change Policy Forum
10 Jan 2014 PERC Member School Event: A Workshop for Teaching About Climate Change
19 Dec 2013 PERC Executive Committee meeting
17 Dec 2013 Monthly PA Higher Ed Food Recovery Challenge meeting
05 Dec 2013 PERC Partner EPA's Webinar: Composting Strategies for Colleges and Universities
25 Nov 2013 Session 5 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
25 Nov 2013 Session 4 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
21 Nov 2013 Session 3 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
21 Nov 2013 PERC Executive Committee meeting
21 Nov 2013 Session 2 One-on-One PHE-FRC Technical Support Meetings
20 Nov 2013 PERC Partner Event: Greenbuild Nation in Philadelphia
07 Nov 2013 Member School Event: Former NASA Scientist James Hansen to Present at Dickinson College
07 Nov 2013 Member School Event: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
01 Nov 2013 Member School Event: Integrating Sustainability & Climate Change into General Education Programs
29 Oct 2013 Annual Meeting: "Leading the Change"
03 Oct 2013 MEMBER SCHOOL EVENT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at F&M College
27 Sep 2013 Member School Event: Marcellus Shale Development and Pennsylvania: What Lessons for Sustainable Energy
29 Jul 2013 Partner Events: EnergyPath2013 –Free!
28 Jul 2013 Chatham University's Summer Food, Farm & Field program
20 Jul 2013 PERC Partner Event: Tour the State's Largest Solar Farm
16 Jul 2013 Partner Event: Understanding Solar Project Planning, Financing, Contracts and Construction in Pennsylvania
22 May 2013 PA Higher Ed Food Rec. Challenge-First online meeting
17 May 2013 PERC Member Event: Second annual Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference and Speaker
30 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Lecture: Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Climate Change Realities and Opportunities
27 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Renewable Energy Workshop
23 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Showing of "Burning in the Sun"
23 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Speaker at Mercyhurst University: Rosalind Creasy
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Free Screening of SWITCH
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Community Forum: Erie’s Needs for a Healthy Built Environment
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Majora Carter Talk
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Earth Day Keynote Address Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability for Philadelphia
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Christopher Joyce Talk
22 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Panel Discussion on Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale
18 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: Annie Leonard is speaking at Franklin & Marshall College
17 Apr 2013 PERC Member Event: A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate
16 Apr 2013 PERC Member Evernt: Annie Leonard - The Story of Stuff, and Sustainability Week
13 Apr 2013 "Decarbonization: A New Direction in Climate Change Policy"
11 Apr 2013 Bill Mckibben: Front Line of the Climate Fight
04 Apr 2013 Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Climate Change Realities and Opportunities
02 Apr 2013 Screening of "Black Gold"
28 Mar 2013 Sustainability Symposium
27 Mar 2013 David Orr: Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World
02 Nov 2012 Annual Meeting: "Making Progress" PERC's Climate Change & Sustainable Energy Conference
20 Oct 2012 Student Organized Event: 2nd Annual Student Environmental Retreat
27 Sep 2012 PERC Member Event: Stewards of Sustainability
14 Sep 2012 PERC Symposium: "Leveraging Strengths"--Town-Gown Sustainability Partnerships in Pennsylvania
13 Sep 2012 STEM Engagement through Sustainability Education--a PERC Member School Event
20 Aug 2012 Another chance to attend-PERC sponsor webinar: “Building Keystone Solar”
26 Jul 2012 Second Chance-PERC sponsor webinar: “Building Keystone Solar”
08 Jul 2012 "Food, Farm, and Field": PERC Member School Event at Chatham University
27 Jun 2012 PERC sponsor webinar: “Building Keystone Solar”
25 Jun 2012 PERC Partner Event: EnergyPath 2012. FREE- Member-Exclusive Scholarships
30 Apr 2012 "Changing the Moral Climate on Climate Change" a PERC Member School Event
23 Apr 2012 PERC Member School Mercyhurst's Earth Day Lecturer Lois Gibbs
19 Apr 2012 Member School Event: Van Jones on Environment and Equity
16 Apr 2012 PERC Member School Event E.O. Wilson at PSU
11 Apr 2012 Member School Event: The Oberlin Project and the Development of a National Network of Similar Projects
23 Mar 2012 PERC Webinar: Choosing Offsets
11 Feb 2012 Member School Event-2012 Student Environmental Retreat
10 Feb 2012 MEMBER School Event: Engaging Students by Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum
09 Feb 2012 MEMBER School Event: Leadership by Example: Campus-Community Collaboration on Sustainability & Climate Protection
01 Dec 2011 PERC Partner Webinar: Cutting Edge Data Center Efficiency Solutions
11 Nov 2011 PERC Fall Conf: "Sustainability Strategies for Hard Economic Times"
14 Oct 2011 MEMBER school event on College Farms- Seeding the Future
12 Oct 2011 PERC School Event: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
08 Aug 2011 Member School Program: Climate Modeling and Data Tools Workshop
28 Jun 2011 Member School program: Changing Planet Faculty Study Group
27 Jun 2011 PERC Partner Event: EnergyPath 2011--PERC exclusive scholarships
20 May 2011 Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy in Pennsylvania Higher-Ed.
11 Apr 2011 PERC Webinar: Trains, (Bike) Lanes, and Automobiles: Sustainable Campus Transportation
04 Apr 2011 C2C (Campus to Congress) EARTH weeks
24 Mar 2011 Member Connection
22 Mar 2011 PSUl Event Free to all: Four climate change & sustainably ethics events at Penn State, March 22-25
10 Mar 2011 PERC Webinar: Greening the Grid Iron--and Any Other Sport
18 Feb 2011 PERC Webinar: Perspectives On Cancun: A first hand look at COP16 from three PA faculty and a student who were there
26 Jan 2011 "2011: Building the Path to Sustainability"
20 Oct 2010 "Building a Sustainability Community in Pennsylvania" w/ Tony Cortese
20 Sep 2010 Member-school event: Climate change impacts: beach & riparian

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