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July 2020

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC)

July 6 - July 10

The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara, is offering our first virtual conference this summer with live interactions as well as on demand sessions available for a year post event, networking activities, an awards ceremony, a full virtual exhibit hall and poster show, and entertainment to bring laughter to our event. CHESC highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs, and community partnerships. Sneak…

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Sustainability in the Hemisphere

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Free

One of the few universities in Mexico to have participated actively in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System is the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). Alfredo Cesar Nanni, UDEM's Coordinator of Sustainable Projects will tell us more about those achievements and the bridges his institution created with other universities in the hemisphere. The presentation will be in English.

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Racial Equity & DEI in the Investment Industry Webinar

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Free

In this conversation, we will explore racial equity in the context of DEI in the investment industry and how endowments can leverage their influence for positive, systemic change. Topics may include DEI training for investment teams; selecting diverse asset managers, integrating DEI principles into the investment process, and shareholder engagement to advance racial equity. We will explore which areas endowments are working on and make plans for subsequent community conversations to go deeper on specific elements. o Resources: MIE’s Racial…

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Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) Annual Meeting

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Free

The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) in an open partnership between United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, United Nations Environment, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, United Nations University (UNU), UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD and UNITAR.Through its strong association with the United Nations, HESI provides higher education institutions with a unique interface between higher education, science, and policy making. On 8 July 2020, HESI is organizing a special event during the 2020 High-level Political Forum…

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Webinar: A Holistic Approach and Model for a Sustainable Food System

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar will cover Harvard's experience creating Sustainable Healthful food standards - lessons learned, replicable models, and key partnerships.

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Panel Discussion: Ensuring Inclusive Resiliency on Our Campuses After the Pandemic, with U.S. Higher Education Leaders

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Free

The convener and event host, Studio Ma, invites higher education leaders for a discussion of social equity, equal access, and the widening gap in influence and voice between different student segments. The summit discussion will propose and develop solution goals for social equity on campus, student engagement for assessing need, and strategies and tools to improve equity and voice.

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What does it mean to be antiracist? Webinar

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Free
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Urban Forestry Carbon Offset Protocol: Developing Projects Through the Offset Network

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Free

The Offset Network, now hosted by Second Nature, presents a new pathway for colleges and universities to develop carbon offset methodologies. New methodologies can undergo a technical expert review process to obtain approval for use through the Offset Network. Learn about this new pathway, and the first protocol to complete the technical review process- Duke University’s Urban Forestry Protocol. Presenters will introduce in detail the Urban Forestry Protocol, including examples of how campuses can use the protocol to develop tree-planting…

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Webinar: On-Campus Composting: How to Start, Evolve, and Overcome Challenges

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm EDT

This webinar features best practices and resources for institutions wanting to start, improve, or scale an on-site composting program to meet zero waste goals.

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Coping with Climate Anxiety in the Classroom and for Yourself: a Workshop for College & University Faculty

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

This 2-hour online workshop is for faculty to address their own emotions so that we can create and hold space in our classrooms for students to integrate and process hard realities about climate change impacts. 

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August 2020

Restoring College Sports Amid the Post-Corona World: Leveraging Climate Action

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This webinar will feature several high profile collegiate Athletic Directors that have created sustainability assets in their Athletics programs with the help of campus sustainability staff.

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Webinar: Sustainability Education in the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar is an introduction to the National Collaborative for Research on Food, Energy, and Water Education and points of engagement for AASHE community members.

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Webinar: Using Energy Data to Build a Culture of Sustainability on Campus

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar introduces how higher education can leverage the time and resource savings from automated energy data to create a culture of sustainability.

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Webinar: Arrive as Intern, Depart Further on the Path to Sustainabilista

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar shares an approach to developing sustainability office interns to be effective change agents and leaders for sustainability.

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Virtual Higher Education Summit 2020

August 31 - September 4

This conference attempts to answer 1) How do universities as public institutions respond to calls for action from their community and stakeholders? 2) How do universities shape their governance structures in light of new participatory demands? 3) How does the current discourse impact the societal and political role of universities?

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September 2020

Webinar: Higher Education for Sustainability after the Sh*t Hits the Fan

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar uses a thought experiment to articulate transformational climate initiatives, and generate momentum for overcoming barriers to action.

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Member Orientation Webinar

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Welcome AASHE members! This webinar will highlight the benefits associated with AASHE membership, and explain how to best take advantage of them. The live presentation will allow for questions and answers from attendees. While new and recently renewed institutions and organizations may find the webinar most helpful, all current AASHE members are welcome to attend. Click Here to Register!

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Webinar: Scaling the Ladder: Engagement Programs as Tools for Sustainability

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar covers how sustainability practitioners can use the Ladder of Engagement model to turn small personal commitments into meaningful collective action.

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Webinar: Getting the Most Out of the 2020 AASHE Conference & Expo

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The AASHE Conference planning team will present tips and strategies on how to get the most out of AASHE 2020

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October 2020

Webinar: Developing University-Initiated Offsets and Using Peer Verification

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm EDT

Join this webinar to learn more about university-initiated offsets from the University of California and Duke University, and the role of Offset Network's peer verification process.

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AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

October 20 - October 22

Expected to draw thousands of participants, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, happening Oct. 20 – 22 virtually, is the largest stage to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.

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November 2020

Webinar: Approaches to SDG-Based Curricular Pathways and Research Communities

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

This webinar discusses the process and motivation for creating an SDG-based course inventory, curricular sustainability pathways, and an SDG-based research inventory at the University of Toronto.

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Webinar: Strategies for Tackling Food Waste

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

This webinar highlights the need for a comprehensive approach to fighting food waste and will provide an overview of the Grind2Energy technology.

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Global Climate Conference in Education 2020

November 16 - November 20

The Global Climate Conference in Education 2020 is a five-day virtual event for educational leaders, academics, professionals and students to build the global education response to the climate crisis by focusing on mitigating, adapting and creating climate solutions while ensuring that no-one is left behind. The further education sector can join forces and lead the climate emergency with new research, learning and practical solutions.

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Webinar: Shaping an Environmentally Sustainable Campus: Planning’s Role

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Leverage relationships with the planning office, and use planning thinking, to shape and influence an environmentally sustainable campus.

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December 2020

World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2020

December 4

The World Sustainable Develop Teach-In Day is a day for faculty and lecturers pick a Sustainable Development Goal and offer an in-person or online lesson on it. Online options include a live webinar or a pre-recorded one. Academic staff from universities anywhere can participate. The open access action nature of the event aims to facilitate networking and knowledge transfer within an international, digital learning environment.

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