"Building a Sustainability Community in Pennsylvania" w/ Tony Cortese

  • 20 Oct 2010
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Nittany Lion Inn at Penn State, State College, PA

Registration

  • All interested parties may register for PERC Conferences. The general registration rate applies to all people not falling into another category. Total price per person includes $275 for conference registration and $20 for food.
  • Anyone from PERC Affiliated schools may register for events at this price. Anyone associated with an Affiliated school can register at this price. In order to register at this price, your email must be registered in PERC’s member directory. Use the same email as the one in our directory. Total price per person includes $179 for conference registration and $20 for food.
  • PERC’s Corporate Sponsors may register a limited number of associates (depending on their level of sponsorship, see the Sponsorship page and the PDF there) FREE for all PERC events. In order to register at this price, your email must be registered in PERC’s sponsor database. Use the same email as the one in our directory. (The only charge for the conference is $20 per person to cover the food costs.)
  • PERC Members receive FREE registration for events. All people associated with a member school can register free as a benefit of their institution’s PERC membership. In order to register at this price, your email must be registered in PERC’s member directory. Use the same email as the one in our directory. (The only charge for the conference is $20 per person to cover the food costs.)

Registration is closed
"Building a Sustainability Community in Pennsylvania,"
the PERC 2010 Fall Conference, featuring speakers from leading colleges and universities, funding agencies as well as Second Nature President Tony Cortese as keynote speaker. Mr. Cortese is internationally recognized as one of the leading voices addressing higher education's role in increasing sustainability.  Registration is Closed--call 717-497-2265 with registration issues.

NOTE The conference packet with agenda and other information is available for download in advance as a PDF file.  

LOCATION: The Nittany Lion Inn as located at 200 West Park Avenue, State College PA. Telephone: (800) 233-7505.  Directions to the conference are available on the Nittany Lion Inn's website.  Park in the garage, get a ticket and get it validated at the front desk.

This PERC conference will be held in Ballrooms A&B of Penn State University's Nittany Lion Inn in State College, PA on October 20th, 2010 from 9:00am – 2:30pm (checkin opens at 8:00am, informal networking after ends at 3pm).  


We are in extraordinary times with unprecedented opportunities to restore our environment and our economy--and higher ed has a crucial leadership role to play. “Building a Sustainability Community in Pennsylvania” will be this year’s largest gathering of colleges and universities committed to sustainability in Pennsylvania. It will be a unique opportunity to network with fellow educators, researchers, and sustainability officers from across the Commonwealth. Also featured will be specific discussions around two fundamental themes:

ENGAGING PEOPLE:  Effective new strategies for engaging employees and students in the creation of a sustainable campus and world.  Find out about:
  • Fun and results-oriented ways to engage staff, administrators and faculty such as Penn State’s new Green Teams Program.
  • New Student Eco-Rep Programs at Dickinson College and other schools
FUNDING SUSTAINABILITY:  New state and federal funding opportunities featuring presenters from various agencies and organizations such as the Department of Environmental Protection, Sustainable Energy Fund, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The conference is designed to allow for discussion and networking among the many people active in sustainability in Pennsylvania’s higher education community as well as highlight leading programs and provide attendees with models they can quickly replicate at their own campuses.

At the conference, PERC members and affiliates will explore how PERC can help support their efforts, discuss priorities, and organize next steps.  PERC will also be demoing the social networking capabilities of its newly deployed website and revealing its new technical team committee structure – resources that will help build a community for sustainability in the state. 

Registration closes Monday October 18th.

About Anthony Cortese
Anthony D. Cortese, ScD is co-founder with U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Teresa Heinz and President of Second Nature, a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop the national capacity to make healthy, just, and sustainable action a foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.

He is also a co-organizer of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. He is co-founder and co-coordinator of the Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium and a consultant to higher education, industry and non-profit organizations on institutionalization of sustainability principles and programs.

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