Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016
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September 7, 2016, 3:00-4:30PM ET
October is Campus Sustainability Month! Join this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can take advantage of CSM to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability leaders. Speakers will share examples for how campuses can participate, lessons learned and suggestions for to leverage this international event to promote sustainability on your campus and beyond.
Benjamin Aufill, Sustainability Communications & Marketing Manager, University of Massachusetts
Benjamin Aufill is the Communications and Marketing Manager for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As member of the University Relations team, he is responsible for telling the sustainability story of the commonwealth’s flagship campus. His role involves promotion of the university’s innovative faculty, staff, global researchers, alumni, and student leadership. Before joining the UMass Amherst family, Benjamin spent a decade as a creative and marketing consultant with clients that included the Wildlife Conservation Society, Columbia University, New York University, Bike New York, and a variety of small businesses. In 2015, New York City Council Member Brad Lander issued a proclamation honoring Benjamin for his work in promoting sustainability related topics and local businesses.
Zaneeta Daver, Director, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Zaneeta E. Daver is the director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation and has close to 20 years of experience in post-secondary education. Dedicated to ensuring success for all students, Zaneeta is committed to educating the whole student, inside and outside the classroom. She is passionate about civic engagement, social justice, and intercultural competency.
Prior to joining Civic Nation, Zaneeta served in various roles at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability, and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Previously, she worked directly with college students at several colleges and universities, including Ramapo College, Baruch College, Rutgers University, the University of Miami, and the University of Maryland College Park.
Daimon Eklund, Communications Coordinator, University of Washington
Daimon Eklund is the communications coordinator for University of Washington Sustainability. He works to inform the campus community about sustainability efforts across the University of Washington and celebrate UW’s sustainability success stories. Daimon has been working on UW Sustainability’s communication efforts for two years, including launching the “In Our Nature” blog, managing the office’s web and social media efforts, and coordinating the communications efforts for the annual SustainableUW Festival. Before joining UW Sustainability, Daimon spent time working as a newspaper journalist and a director of operations for a DC-based political data website and received a Masters of Communications in Digital Media at UW.
Toren Elste, Events & Outreach Coordinator, University of Washington
Toren Elste’s passion for the environment began at an early age with her love for the outdoors, which turned into degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science and became even stronger when she lived in Kona, Hawaii, working with dolphins. “I'm interested in everything from green offices, to paper reduction and green event resources,” she says. “Representing the University of Washington’s commitment to sustainability makes me excited to go to work each day.”
James Taylor, Coordinator, Environmental Center, University of North Florida
As the coordinator at the University of North Florida Environmental Center, James' responsibilities include developing co-curricular programs focused on the environment and leading sustainability efforts through the campus Sustainability Committee. Past programs include an annual waste audit conducted by over 100 student volunteers and an eight-day full immersion experience focused on the St. Johns River. James has a passion for all things environmental and enjoys sharing his passion with students.