Campus Sustainability Month - Opportunities to Engage

AASHE Webinars

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Webinar Date:
August 26, 2015, 3:00-4:30PM ET

Amber Garrard, Education & Outreach Manager, Yale Office of Sustainability
garrard.jpg Amber Garrard is the Education & Outreach Manager for the Yale Office of Sustainability where she works to actively engage stakeholders throughout the Yale community in furthering sustainability efforts and reaching the university’s sustainability goals. Amber manages the Sustainability Service Corps, Green Certifications, and other outreach programs in addition to managing communications for the Office of Sustainability. Prior to joining the Yale community Amber directed the Sustainability Office at Green Mountain College. During her tenure, Green Mountain was twice recognized as one of the greenest colleges in the nation by Sierra magazine and became the second college in the country to achieve climate neutrality. She received her M.A. in Sustainable Development from the SIT Graduate Institute and holds a B.A. from the University of Portland.

Deborah McNamara, Director of Organizational Partnerships, Northwest Earth Institute
mcnamara100x100.jpg Deborah McNamara is the Director of Organizational Partnerships for the Northwest Earth Institute, a non-profit offering sustainability education and engagement resources for faculty, staff and students. Prior to joining NWEI in 2006, Deborah taught outdoor environmental education in Colorado. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University, where she also received a Graduate Certificate in Ecopsychology. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Environmental Policy from Boston University.

Lindsey Chew, Boston University
chew.jpg Lindsey Chew is a senior at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, studying Business Administration with a concentration in Law. Lindsey has gained experience with social media and global outreach from internships with sustainability@BU, The Gold Standard Foundation, The Climate Group and the BU Community Service Center. After graduating this May, she hopes to work in global digital communications and focus full-time on her passion for sustainability, as well as education, urban engagement and sustainable development.

Trina Innes, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Alberta
innes.jpg Trina Innes is a sustainability leader over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, environmental management & public engagement with industry, government, academic & non-government organizations. Currently Trina is the chief sustainability officer at the University of Alberta. Previously she served as a senior manager for with the Government of Alberta & a professional forester with the British Columbia Forest Service. Trina is board secretary & governance committee chair for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. She has also served on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Alberta, Inside Education, & the Alberta Capital Airshed. Her interests include: governance, corporate social responsibility, social enterprises, international development & natural resource management. In her spare time Trina enjoys upcycling, learning the piano, square-foot gardening & international travel. She holds an MBA from Athabasca University, a Masters in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick & a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario. She has also received her ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Lisa Dockman, Program Lead, Outreach & Engagement, Office of Sustainability, University of Alberta
dockman.jpg Lisa Dockman joined the University of Alberta’s Office of Sustainability in June 2010 as a Sustainability Coordinator. In this position she provides support for current initiatives in addition to organizing and implementing a suite of sustainability-related outreach and education programming for students, faculty and staff. Examples of programs she has led to date include Sustainability Awareness Week, Eco Move Out and the consultation process for UAlberta's Sustainability Plan (2016-2020). Since 2011 she has co-chaired the planning committee for the annual Student Sustainability Summit, an Alberta-wide student conference working to equip students with the capacity to accomplish sustainable change. Prior to her current position, Lisa worked as a Natural Resource and Environment Educator for Inside Education, a non-profit group, where she delivered educational presentations and outdoor field trips to rural and Aboriginal communities in Northern Alberta. Lisa is a University of Alberta alumnus of both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education, in addition to holding a certificate in Community Service Learning. During her undergraduate studies she worked for two years as the Director of the Environmental Coordination Office of Students, a service of her Students’ Union.

Courtney Cochran, EcoLeaders Community Manager, National Wildlife Federation
cochran.jpg Courtney serves as Community Manager for the NWF EcoLeader Initiative - an online leadership certification program with an online support community for emerging environmental leaders (an offshoot of NWF’s Campus Ecology program). Courtney has worked with NWF’s Campus Ecology Program for the past 7 years and among many roles has most enjoyed supporting student and young professional environmental leadership development initiatives like the NWF Fellowship Program. Courtney is a graduate of Warren Wilson College in Asheville North Carolina, where she served on the Environmental Leadership Crew. Based largely on her work at the ELC Courtney received the Upper French Broad River Defense Association Outstanding Achievement Award as well as the Roosevelt-Ashe Society Award for Outstanding Youth in Conservation. In her free time, Courtney enjoys long hikes, birdwatching and live music.

October 2015 is Campus Sustainability Month! Join this webinar to learn more about this year’s event which will provide unparalleled series of opportunities to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. Speakers representing

will share some ideas and examples for how campuses can participate, lessons learned and how others can leverage this international event to promote sustainability on their campuses.

More information about Campus Sustainability Month is available here: