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April 2018

The University BioQuest

April 1 - April 30

During April 2018, teams from around the world will compete to identify wildlife on campus.

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Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation Conference

April 27
Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27A
Vienna, 1010 Austria
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The 2nd HEIRRI Conference, themed “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI,” will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of responsible research and innovation (RRI) within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process. Participants, including high-level education representatives, academics, industry, international associations and other stakeholders, will have the opportunity to discuss the Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation training programs to join debates on the…

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Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference

April 30 - May 2
Antioch University New England, 40 Avon St
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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This conference will cover a range of climate preparedness and resiliency issues such as: sea level rise, urban heat, and both coastal and inland flooding issues. The conference is geared for small government planners and decision-makers striving to create healthy resilient communities that are better able to handle severe weather and climate impacts. The current methodologies, protocols and policies inherent in planning and budgeting at the community level are not always adequate for the recent onslaught of climate impacts. This…

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Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program Info Session

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Hear the perspectives of leaders from a diverse array of sectors regarding a powerful model for positioning sustainability to drive innovation, engagement and organizational agility. Those wishing to promote attendance to senior leader in their organization or network are welcome to attend one of these virtual info sessions. Leith Sharp, Director and Lead Faculty for the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program, provides an overview of the course frameworks which center around organizational design to optimize and accelerate impact for…

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May 2018

Optimizing Recycling & Waste Bin Infrastructure Webinar

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

As recycling and organics collections expand, is it necessary to maintain the same number of trash cans across campus? Does removing waste bins from classrooms cause more or less work for custodians? How should fire codes and other compliance issues influence the type and placement of bins inside buildings? These are just a few of the questions to be addressed on this webinar focused on evaluating and adapting waste bin infrastructure to prioritize recycling and recovery efforts.

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Using Contracts to Source Sustainable Food

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar is about using contracts and RFPs to increase the amount of local, sustainable, and Real food your institution serves.

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Toward Meeting the SDGs: From Theory to Practice Certificate Program

May 2 - May 4
McGill University Institute for the Study of International Development, 3460 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E6 Canada
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This certificate program will provide an overview of the SDGs and the context in which they were negotiated. Participants in this program will review the general merits of the SDGs, examine the means for integrating them into organizational plans and programming, and evaluate progress towards achieving results in implementing the SDGs.

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Avoided Costs from Shared Laboratory Equipment and Space at CU Boulder

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar discusses avoided costs and other benefits made possible by a shared cell culture resource at CU Boulder from an October 2017 case study.

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Mobilization Strategies for Environmental Policy Influence

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar discusses options open to environmental researchers interested in influencing policy decisions; is it better to persuade from within or without?

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Grand Challenges of Conservation: Western Science & Indigenous Wisdom

May 14 - May 16
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI United States + Google Map

This curriculum workshop emphasizes learning outcomes assessment, place-based learning and meeting of wisdoms between Western Science & Indigenous Wisdoms.

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