How to Reduce Your School's Carbon Footprint – For Free!
March 30, 2017, 3:30-4:30PM ET
UCapture offsets users’ carbon footprint, for free, when they shop with 2000+ partners. Their platform harnesses the power of consumers to build the “cost of carbon” into every transaction – and gets their partners to pay for it!
University of Maryland will explain how UCapture has helped them meet their carbon-reduction objectives while saving their budget for other environmental priorities. Also, they will explain how UCapture has been a tool for teaching and engaging students about sustainable behaviors.
TerraPass will present on their Carbon Offset projects – methane capture, reforestation and renewable energy – and explain how the Offset market functions. They will also explain the Carbon Offset verification and quality assurance procedures, as well as their own transparent reporting process.
Mark Stewart, Sustainability Manager, University of Maryland
Mark helped launch the Office of Sustainability in 2007 and has developed and supported various sustainability programs in his time at the University of Maryland. He leads efforts to reduce the university’s carbon footprint, administers the University Sustainability Fund, and runs educational programs that aim to prepare every University of Maryland student with the skills they need to be change-agents for sustainability. His work on integrating sustainability into the student experience was published in the Journal of Sustainability Education and in a book on ecological education. Mark earned a master’s degree in Higher Education Policy & Leadership, bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Organizational Psychology, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Prior to working at UMD, he taught high school earth and environmental sciences, worked as a GIS specialist, and worked in organizational development.
Avery Michaelson, Founder of UCapture
Avery Michaelson is an environmentally-focused entrepreneur living in New York City. He is passionate about implementing market-based solutions to address some of the world’s biggest challenges; including global warming and other catastrophic risks. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, and is a frequent speaker at environmental and financial conferences.