Webinar: Community Colleges as Living Laboratories of Sustainability

This webinar is intended for community colleges interested in enhanced campus sustainability efforts, and providing hands-on learning opportunities to their campus community, through the integration of the “living laboratory” concept. It will also highlight the benefits of joining the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as well as The SEED (Sustainability Education and Economic Development) Center of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and address FAQs about these programs. The event will also introduce SEED's newly published resource, Eight Elements to Building a Living Lab, and feature St. Clair County Community College's successes in campus sustainability as part of both the ACUPCC and SEED networks.

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Webinar: Why the Integrated Process is Imperative for Campus Sustainability

Taking an honest look at the integrated process in action for campus sustainability, panelists will discuss how institutions can best create a supportive community in pursuit of its sustainability goals. Looking at specific instances of how this has (and hasn’t) worked, panelists will address sustainability frameworks such as the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, USGBC's LEED green building rating system, and AASHE STARS as applied to areas such as curriculum, facilities and campus culture. The event will take place on July 23, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time). Registration required.

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Webinar: Effective & Affordable Community-Based Social Marketing Strategies to Increase Recycling & Reduce Waste on Campus

This webinar will be hosted by The Alcoa Foundation, in partnership with AASHE and Keep American Beautiful. Marketing experts will walk through the steps involved in community-based social marketing (CBSM), discuss why this approach is particularly effective in changing behavior on college campuses, and share some real-world examples. The event will take place on June 20, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT. Registration required.

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Webinar: Incorporating Sustainability into the Curriculum

This webinar, hosted by AASHE, is for all educators who are considering incorporating sustainability into their higher education curriculum. Attendees will learn about the history of sustainability pedagogy and gain an understanding of best practices related to incorporating sustainability concepts into undergraduate and graduate level courses at your institution. Speakers include educators from Algonquin College (Canada), Luther College (Iowa), and Northern Arizona University. The webinar will take place on May 28, 2013 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM (EDT). RSVP required.

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Webinar: A "Greenprint" to Promote Sustainability Skills in the 21st Century Workforce via Community Colleges

Input from community colleges and their stakeholders is essential in the ongoing drafting of a policy recommendations "Greenprint." Workforce and education thought leaders convened in April in Washington, DC for "Sustainability Skills Matter," a meeting to begin gathering input and developing an initial draft of the "Greenprint." The meeting was hosted by the Greenforce Initiative, a joint-program of the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program and Jobs for the Future with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Topics to be discussed at this event include the outcome of the meeting in April and the ongoing drafting of the "Greenprint." The webinar will take place on May 21, 2013 
at 12:30 p.m., Central Time. Registration required.

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