10th Annual Student Summit

Reinventing Your Campus: Sustainability Starts With You

Friday, April 17, 2014
Pace University, New York City

 
Get inspired by our keynote speaker and learn from successful campus sustainability projects. 
There is no fee to attend the Student Summit. Lunch is included! 
 
 
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AGENDA

11:30am
Registration
12:00pm
Buffet Lunch (Bianco Room)
12:15pm Welcome (Bianco Room)
12:30pm Keynote
Daniel W. Bena
Head, Sustainable Development and Operations Outreach
PepsiCo
1:15pm Break
1:30pm - 2:15pm Breakout Session 1 (Classrooms on 6th Floor)

Increasing Local Food
Classroom W615
"Recipes for the Real Food Revolution"
Amelia Leeya Goldstein ('17)
Sociology Major
Bard College
   
Implementing Hydration Stations and Banning Bottled Water
Classroom W616
"Implementing Water Bottle Refill Stations and Banning Bottled Water at SUNY New Paltz"
Annie Courtens (’15)
Sociology Major
SUNY New Paltz
   
Bike Sharing & Campus Fleets
Classroom W617
Adu Matory
Coordinator, NYU BikeShare
New York University

"Empire Clean Cities and our Empire Green Fleet Program – Supporting Fleet Sustainability"
Christina Ficicchia
Executive Director
Empire Clean Cities

Jose Rosa [invited]
Director or Operations
Columbia University
   
Culture Change & Effectively Communicating Your Message
Classroom W618
"Culture Change on Campus: How Communications and Strategic Planning Can Move Mountains"
Mike Noel
Strategist
Futerra Sustainability Communications
2:30pm - 3:15pm Breakout Session 2
[Repeat same sessions as in Session 1]
3:30pm

Report Out and Discussion (Bianco Room)
Refreshments will be served.

4:15pm Closing Remarks
4:30pm Adjourn


BREAKOUT SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Increasing Local Food
Classroom W615
"Recipes for the Real Food Revolution"
Amelia Leeya Goldstein ('17), Sociology Major, Bard College

The Corporate Food System describes our current economic system of food distribution which favors big industrial businesses and hurts small-scale local providers, or anyone trying to produce fair, ecological, or humane food. Capitalist systems that contribute to the exploitation of labor and land put the power in the hands of the consumers, and the most powerful consumer is the student. This presentation will be about how to leverage the power that you and your institution have in making sustainable changes with global effects, one ingredient at a time.
 
Implementing Hydration Stations and Banning Bottled Water
Classroom W616
"Implementing Water Bottle Refill Stations and Banning Bottled Water at SUNY New Paltz"
Annie Courtens (’15), Sociology Major, SUNY New Paltz

In December 2014, SUNY New Paltz officially banned the sale of bottled water which will go into effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year. The presentation will outline the steps and actions taken that preceded this decision as well as tools and advice for other college campuses to use. The session will inform students on ways to mobilize, educate, and lead a successful campaign to ban the sale of bottled water.
 
Bike Sharing & Campus Fleets
Classroom W617
Adu Matory, Coordinator, NYU BikeShare , New York University

"Empire Clean Cities and our Empire Green Fleet Program – Supporting Fleet
Sustainability"

Christina Ficicchia, Executive Director, Empire Clean Cities

Empire Clean Cities is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure clean air for future generations. Currently our largest program is our Empire Green Fleets (EGF) Program. EGF has set-up a framework where we work with fleets to track vehicle use information and develop strategies that reduce fuel costs, improve fleet efficiency, and decrease the fleet’s environmental impact. We will discuss the program process and hopefully shed some light on how campus fleets can be more sustainable.
 
Culture Change & Effectively Communicating Your Message
Classroom W618
"Culture Change on Campus: How Communications and Strategic Planning Can Move Mountains"
Mike Noel, Strategist, Futerra Sustainability Communications

Environmental progress is never easy, but it is surprisingly achievable on college campuses.  All that is needed is leadership, persistence, and an intelligent approach.  This collaborative workshop will provide you with the latter.  Borrowing insights from communications, behavioral science, and campaign strategy this workshop is designed to connect you with the resources and tools needed to shape successful environmental initiatives on campus.

 
 
 

STUDENT ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

There is no fee for students to attend. While the event is primarily a student event, faculty, staff, administrator, and others are welcome to attend.

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DIRECTIONS


1 Pace Plaza


3 Spruce Street

Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
(building 2 on Campus Map)
Use 3 Spruce Street entrance - click here for street view
New York, NY 10038


Upon arrival, proceed up a few stairs to the security desk, our registration table will be to the left where you will check in and pick up your name badge and program.

Detailed directions, including mass transit options, to Pace University’s downtown campus can be found at www.pace.edu/about-us/directions-to-all-campuses/nyc-campus, as well as a link to the campus map.

Transportation and Parking:
We encourage attendees to use mass transit to reach Pace University’s downtown campus.  Parking on the street is difficult.  While there are a number of parking garages in the immediate area, they may be prohibitively expensive.  There is no campus parking facility.

 If traveling to campus by subway or bus, Google Maps is a helpful tool to view locations of stops (and lines serviced by the stop).  

For official MTA info, visit  http://mta.info.


TRAVEL FUNDING (PARTIAL REIMBURSEMENT)

The Environmental Consortium has a limited amount of funds available to reimburse students 50% of their reasonable mass transit travel costs to and from Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, NY, NY if the total cost exceeds $30.

Students who would like to take advantage of this offer must apply BEFORE the Student Summit (using estimated costs). Funding is not guaranteed until you receive an approval of your application from the Consortium office. Applications will be decided on a first come, first served basis.

Travel Reimbursement

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE


  • Nicholas Ali (‘15), Biology Major, President, Environmental Club, College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Caroline Craig, Research Associate, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University
  • Chelsea Dow, Environmental Studies Major, Pace University
  • Melanie DuPuis, Ph.D., Chair, Environmental Studies and Science, Pace University
  • Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Adjunct Environmental Studies Professor, Pace University
  • Remy Gallo ('16), Political Science Major, Pace University
  • Gian Joseph, Environmental Science Major, Pace University
  • Donna Kowal, Program Coordinator, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and the Environmental Consortium, Pace University
  • Michelle Land, Director, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and the Environmental Consortium, Pace University
  • Larry O’Connell, Economics Instructor, The New School and CUNY
  • Sacha Pfeufer (‘16), Environmental Studies major, Sustainability Intern, Vassar College
  • Haylei Peart ('17), Environmental Studies Major, Pace University
  • Michelle Rogat (’14), BS in Sustainability Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Marty Rowland, PE, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Dyson School of Arts and Sciences, Pace University
  • Alexandra Slavin (‘14), MA Environmental Management, Montclair State University; Empire Clean Cities

 

 

CONTACT


Inquiries?
Contact Donna Kowal at 914-773-3091 or info@environmentalconsortium.org.
Environmental Consortium

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