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Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education

June 19, 2019 - June 20, 2019

This event, held at Hampshire College, will focus on inspiring, educating, and igniting action that creates a living future within higher education institutions.

Higher education institutions have long been centers of innovation, research, and leadership, integral in shaping our society and culture. So, what better place than college and university campuses to create the most innovative and forward-thinking communities?

Campuses in Western Massachusetts—Hampshire College, Smith College, and Williams College—are on the forefront of transformation. These institutions, with others in the area, have been early adopters of the Living Building Challenge and the Living Community Challenge. The Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium will highlight these campuses and their holistic, multi-generational approach to sustainability, resiliency, health, innovation, and equity.

Attendees will explore case studies from these campuses to understand the design, development, and implementation of these living laboratories.

This symposium is for campus planners, sustainability directors, faculty/educators, administrators, operations staff, policy professionals, and design and construction professionals.

This symposium will inspire, instruct, and engage—providing attendees with the tools, information, partnerships, and lessons to turn values into practice and ideas into action at their own institutions and in their own communities.


Hampshire College
893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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