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Webinar: Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2019
August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
October is Campus Sustainability Month! Join this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can leverage #CampusSustainabilityMonth 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 how to use this international event to promote sustainability on your campuses and beyond.
Billie Hardin, Sustainability Project Manager, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)
Billie directs and supports the 16 KCTCS Colleges and the KCTCS System Office in establishing sustainable development strategies. She also manages the KCTCS space utilization initiative designed to enhance space and enrollment efficiencies to increase student access, completion, and retention. Billie is the chair of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council, an agency attached to the Kentucky Cabinet of Education and Workforce Development. She is an Executive Committee member and the immediate past chair of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Board of Directors and serves as a liaison to the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (KUPEE). Billie also serves as an Advisory Council member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. She has served as a liaison for the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge and as a Board member of the Kentucky Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Billie obtained a B.S. from the University of Louisville, a Master’s of Public Administration from the prestigious Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky, and a Master’s of Science in Education from the College of Education at the University of Kentucky.
Ashwani Vasishth, Associate Professor of Sustainability and Director, Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey
Ashwani Vasishth is Associate Professor in Sustainability, Convener of the undergraduate Sustainability Program (BA), and Director of the Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is President of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). He directs as well the AASHE Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum at RCNJ. He is part of the Environmental Studies Major, and is a faculty member in both the South India and Peru Study Abroad Convening Groups. His pedagogy is focused on Education for Sustainability from within a transdisciplinary framework, and within the context of a globalizing International Development paradigm.
He has research interests in an ecosystem approach, urban ecology, systems thinking and mental models.
He received his PhD from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in Environmental Planning, and his Master’s Degree from MIT, Cambridge, in International Development. He has an undergraduate degree in Architecture from India, with a focus on vernacular shelter systems.