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Workshop: From Start to Finish: How to Complete a STARS Report That can be Useful for Fostering Change Agents
March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT$95
Workshop is at capacity. Registration is now closed.
This workshop will provide an overview of the STARS process from initial steps to completion, breaking down work into phases and providing tools and tips for institutions to complete STARS for the first time. We will use University of Southern California’s STARS submission as a case study, and have attendees build their own project plan, identify opportunities, and brainstorm strategies to overcome common challenges.
This workshop is for institutions that have yet to complete a full STARS report and/or are looking for a refresher on how to assess data needs, set up a collection process, and then analyze data to submit information to each of the categories of STARS. We will also touch upon how to connect STARS reporting to institutional strategic initiatives for effective change management and overall sustainability planning and tracking.
|Registration Type||Registration Fee|
|Individual (non-student) associated with an AASHE member organization*||$95|
|Individual (non-student) not associated with an AASHE member organization||$125|
* To check if your organization is a current AASHE member, please search the AASHE Membership Directory.
Discounts are available for group registration. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals who need financial assistance to participate. Please apply two weeks before the program begins (i.e., 3/17/2022) to be considered for a scholarship for this workshop.
- Registration deadline is Thursday, March 31, 12:00 p.m. ET.
- Payment is accepted in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.
If you need to pay by check or ACH, please contact us at least 5 weeks prior to the event start date. Registration using these forms of payment must be received 4 weeks prior to the event start date and full payment must be received by AASHE within 2 weeks of event start date.
- Cancellation Policy: A 20% processing fee applies to any cancellation prior to March 21, 2022. No refunds will be given after March 21, 2022.
- No substitutions are allowed.
- Registered participants will receive access to the recording after the live event.
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Elias Platte-Bermeo, Sustainability Program Specialist, University of Southern California
Elias Platte-Bermeo is a Project Specialist within USC’s Office of Sustainability. He served as STARS Liaison and Responsible Party for USC’s first STARS report submitted in July, 2021. With the support of GreenerU, he managed STARS data collection, data analysis, and stakeholder engagement while connecting STARS reporting to USC’s various strategic priorities. Beyond STARS, Elias has worked to develop USC’s first sustainability internship program, an online sustainability training module, and a zero-waste events protocol. Before coming to USC, he was a student at UCLA where he worked to advance sustainability as a student employee and active participant in student sustainability organizations.
Lisa Bjerke, Director of Change Management, GreenerU
Lisa Bjerke, Director of Change Management for GreenerU, has been involved in strategic planning, built campus sustainability programs from the ground up, and created and implemented sustainability efforts on- and off-campus. She was a 2013 T.J. Watson fellow, researching concepts of human relationships to waste and resources in Germany, India, China, and Japan. At GreenerU, Lisa leads the change management team and collaborates across disciplines to help institutions mitigate climate change through the built environment and operations. Lisa is skilled in adaptive facilitation, group dynamics, and strategic planning, and her team provides mission-driven project management, capacity building, and sustainability knowledge to institutions. Before joining GreenerU, Lisa managed College of the Atlantic’s discarded resource program on Mount Desert Island in Maine, where she completed her master’s degree in human ecology. There she implemented the campus-wide composting program, negotiated zero-waste policies, and created dining hall resource conservation practices. Lisa earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in human ecology from the College of the Atlantic.
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