OUS Sustainability Conference

February 28, 2011

OSU CH2MHill Alumni Center

8:00 AM
Registration, coffee, poster display and networking in Alumni Center Lobby
8:30 Welcome and kickoff in the Ballroom - OSU Vice Provost Rebecca Warner
8:40    Morning address - Jason F. McLennan: Living Buildings and Living Campuses

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

9:30 Session 1
STARS Overview: UO, OSU and PSU ratings comparisons to other institutions
Evan Lewis, Noelle Studer-Spevak, Brandon Trelstad
and Judy Walton
Intercampus Student Sustainability Network
Angela Hamilton, Lauren Jabusch and Nathan Jones
Analysis of Embodied Emissions in Purchased Materials
David Allaway
Room 114 Room 111 Room 115
10:30 Break
10:45 Session 2
STARS Lessons: how do we improve and use scores to move institutions toward sustainability?
Brendan Bohannan, Vincent Martorello, Judy Walton and Wim Wiewel
Student Sustainability Projects: Four schools give examples of successful projects and discuss other projects that stalled
Honoré Depew, Katie Gaudin, Spencer Jones and Drew Serres
Purchasing Policies: Incentives and barriers for commonly purchased items (paper, electronics, lab materials, cleaning supplies, etc.)
Kevin Lyons and Alicia Culver
Room 114 Room 115 Room 111
12:00 PM
Lunch is served in the Ballroom.
Slideshow "tour" of campus sustainability projects.
12:30 Lunch keynote: ASU President Michael Crow
1:20 Break
1:30 Session 3
Financing Sustainability Projects: building for carbon neutrality
Brian Laird, John MacLean, Christopher Ramey and Bob Simonton
Civic Engagement Part 1: co-curricular opportunities, internships, volunteering, and connecting students with these opportunities
Peg Boulay and Kevin Kecskes
What's New in Waste Reduction: reusable containers, composting, surplus, bottled water, move out, etc.
Karyn Kaplan and Andrea Norris
Room 114 Room 111 Room 115
2:30 Break
2:45 Session 4
Marketing and Outreach Tools and Tactics: using social media and other tools for recruitment and publicity
David Baker, Kelli Matthews and Peter Welte
Civic Engagement Part 2: Examples across OUS of successful projects that result from civic engagement programs
Steve Cook, Chris Jones and Heather Spalding
The Food Showcase: campuses show off their best local, seasonal, organic offerings with suppliers on hand to discuss their products
Peter Truitt
Room 114 Room 111 Giustina Living Room
4:00 Closing remarks by Rep. Jules Kopel Bailey and dialogue between students, faculty, staff, administrators and Higher Education Board members.
Hosted by Brian Laird, OSU Student Sustainability Initiative Program Facilitator and facilitated by OSU's Lisa Hoogesteger.
5:15 Evening networking event with Hors d'oeuvres