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If We’d Known Then: Lessons in Sustainability Engagement
August 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
In 2012 MacEwan University entered an unique and innovative partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) to be the first non-UK university to run the award winning Green Impact program. Despite initial success, with engagement across the university community, unforeseen challenges meant reflection and a different strategy was needed. In this webinar, both parties share their stories of what they’ve learnt in terms of behaviour change and engagement, how to make sustainability programs resilient, and how to build bridges in a context of perpetual change.
Jo Kemp, Green Impact Programme Manager, NUS
Jo manages Green Impact nationally, working with staff and students to constantly evolve the programme across our existing and potential educational and community organisations. Jo heads up the team to help deliver Green Impact in line with the NUS’s wider strategy and aims for students’ unions to become hubs for sustainability within their institutions and communities. She also leads our Fairtrade Award and oversees several other Partnership projects to reach students and staff across the UK.
Kerstyn Lane, MacEwan University
Kerstyn can often be spotted sharing tips about resliency with students around campus. She’s a cyclist, yogi, hula hooper and community builder. For Kerstyn, facilitating connections across campus makes her team’s goals achievable, whether it’s hosting an Earth Hour Race or encouraging students and staff to start innovative and forward-thinking conversations. In the near future, she hopes to see more students taking on projects they’re passionate about.