Webinar: Shaping an Environmentally Sustainable Campus: Planning’s Role
November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ESTFree
As universities embark on large-scale planning efforts to consider new and renovated sites, buildings, and landscapes; upgrade large infrastructure systems and utilities; design with new partnerships and ways to finance in mind; and meet expanding environmental requirements, sustainability officers (SO) have an opportunity to influence lasting change. And, while SO’s can have a unique and critical role in shaping the physical future of their campuses, finding the time, place, and partners to influence a sustainable direction is not always straight-forward. Join two University of California Sustainability Directors with planning backgrounds in a discussion about strategies they are piloting or implementing to try to shape an environmentally sustainable campus for the future. Using best-case examples, trial and error experiences, and strategy they are experimenting with, the presenters will help participants leave the session with ideas on creative approaches to engage with master and capital planning efforts on their campuses.
Camille Kirk, Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner, University of California, Davis
Camille Kirk provides leadership and direction for campus sustainability efforts and galvanizes action towards key sustainability goals. She is a proven sustainability leader with a breadth of collaborative management and initiative development experience. During her time with UC Davis, Camille has delivered multiple high-visibility projects and programs including the campus’ Climate Action Plan and the Drought Response and Water Action Plan, which provide vision, direction, and support for sustainability efforts across UC Davis. She has undertaken complex performance assessment across a wide variety of sustainability metrics, which has led to numerous top rankings and ratings in sustainability for UC Davis. Camille has launched successful and award-winning communication and outreach efforts to raise visibility and awareness of campus environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts, effect behavior change, and create pride and enthusiasm for campus sustainability achievements. Trained as a systems thinker, Camille holds a master’s degree in Geography from UCLA.
Kira Stoll, Director of Sustainability, University of California, Berkeley
Kira Stoll is the Director of Sustainability for the UC Berkeley campus. Her work includes strategic advising with leadership on pathways to institutionalize sustainable practices into campus administration and operations; initiating cutting-edge carbon reduction, renewable energy, waste and water use reduction, and green building projects; and, developing long- and short-range sustainability plans that inform broader strategic planning efforts. She coordinates with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum and promotes efforts to foster the culture of sustainability. In earlier work as a transportation planner at two UC campuses, she implemented joint agency projects bringing lasting increases in the number of sustainable commuters and improving community relations and land use decisions. She is an avid photographer contributing to local magazines and has produced nationally distributed educational videos. Stoll holds a B.A. in Humanities-UC Santa Cruz, a Masters of Social Sciences (Education)-Linkoping University, and is a certified Urban Planner.