Webinar: Sustainable Procurement- Issues and Case Studies

This webinar, hosted by Johnson County Community College's Center for Sustainability, focuses on the topic of sustainable procurement at colleges. It seeks to answer questions like:

  • How does one implement a sustainable procurement policy?
  • What assistance can outside organizations provide in doing so?
  • How can tracking purchases help colleges track Greenhouse Gases?

The event will take place on October 15, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. Central Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00). Registration required.

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Community Colleges as Student "Sustainability Living Laboratories"

Hosted by Security and Sustainability Forum and The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center, this webinar will focus on how Community Colleges are leading the way in using "living laboratories" as a tool to completely revitalize education. These “living laboratories” merge academics and campus facilities management to provide students with real-world skills and, for the institution, a path to meet its sustainability goals. Speakers will include representatives from Gateway Technical College, the National Science Foundation’s Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center, and The SEED Center. The event will take place on September 10, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration required.

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Webinar: "Speaking the CFO Language: Building the Case for Energy Efficiency with Financial Decision-makers"

Hosted by the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge, this webinar focuses on best practices for communicating the value of building energy efficiency projects and working with financial decision-makers to make those projects happen. Presenters include representatives from Better Buildings Challenge partners: USAA Real Estate Company, University of California at Irvine, and Kohl's. The event will take place on October 1, 2013 from 3:00-4:00 PM (EST). Registration required.

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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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