Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy in Pennsylvania Higher-Ed.

  • 20 May 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 3:59 PM
  • HACC's Midtown Campus, 1500 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg PA (Parking Lot #4)

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Climate Change & Sustainable Energy in PA Higher Ed




Registration Opens at 8am.
Program begins at 9am.

Program Panels
Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Reduction Strategies, Targets, University Buy-In.
What is working? What are the obstacles in measurement and implementation? How have goals been Set? What are the challenges in meeting GHG targets? Do schools plan this to be an iterative process?

  • Brittany Prischak, Sustainability Officer, Mercyhurst College
  • Tim Hawkins, Associate Professor Geography/Earth Science, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Lawrence Eighmy, Managing Principal, the Stone House Group
  • Shawn Jenkins, Sustainability Office, Franklin & Marshall College
Increasing Commitments to Sustainable Energy on Campus
Solar, Wind, Biofuel, Others. Among other things, this program will explain opportunities to increase solar energy commitments by higher-ed.

  • Michael Rothstein of UGI Performance Solutions and Jay Carlis of Community Energy. Both will be speaking about the current solar market, with its challenges and incentives as it pertains to higher education.
  • John Costlow of the Sustainable Energy Fund, John is expert in facilitationg a path so organizations can make or increase their commitments to sustainable energy.  He will share insights from his SEF work as well as some ideas he has that might apply uniquely to higher education institutions.
  • Paul Lewandowski of AFS Energy Systems will talk about biomass energy and ways for higher ed to make it an affordable part of your sustainable energy mix.
Teaching Climate Change
Teaching the science, politics, ethics, and economics to students and civil society. Among other things, the program will review how and what climate change issues are being taught, what challenges arise in teaching climate change courses including dealing with climate skepticism, and what if anything is being done to not only teach students about climate change but also civil society. Should we encourage climate change “teach-ins?” Panelists include...
  • Kathy Schreiber,  Professor of Geography, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Neil Leary, Director, the Center for Sustainability Education, Dickinson College
  • Don Brown, Associate Professor Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law, Penn State University
  • Robert Kuhlman, Professor of Earth Science,  Montgomery County Community College

Student Involvement In Climate Change and Sustainable Energy in Higher-Ed in Pennsylvania
What are student climate change organizations doing on climate change?  Among other things, this program will open the door to students working on climate change issues on campuses forming a network and exchange experiences.




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