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September 2020

A Climate Change Forum

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Free

The Climate Change Institute (CCI) will be hosting a virtual zoom webinar entitled: A Climate Change Forum – Your chance to ask questions about climate change. A panel of five CCI faculty members will each speak for ~5 minutes to stimulate Q&A from the audience. The panel participants will consist of Dr. Paul Mayewski, Dr. Ivan Fernandez, Dr. Sean Birkel, Dr. Cynthia Isenhour, and Dr. Laura Rickard. The panel moderator will be Beth Staples. This event will be held virtually,…

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GCSHE 2020 Pre-Conference Session | Mobilizing to VOTE: Climate 2020

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This advance broadcast session for the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) will highlight the voter registration process and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign.

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October 2020

Community Conversation: Leveraging Local Assets for Community Resilience

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

The unique purpose of this Community Conversation is to convene a diverse group of higher ed leaders to explore how to leverage institutional assets and resources, in order to promote community resilience in a post-pandemic context. By drawing from examples of institutional collaboration this session will invite participants to consider how best to work together to address these intersectional issues that are at play in creating a more racially equitable and sustainable communities.

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Midwest Climate Summit

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 9, 2020

One event on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

Free

The Midwest Climate Summit aims to expand climate knowledge, accelerate climate action and catalyze new partnerships that deepen expertise and develop a midwestern response to the climate crisis.

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National Voter Education Week

October 5 - October 9

Happening Oct. 5 - 9, National Voter Education Week will help voters bridge the gap between registering to vote and casting a ballot. Voters will learn to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely. The week of interactive education will help voters overcome common barriers to become a confident voter and ambassadors of voting in their own communities this November and beyond.

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I2SL 2020 Virtual Conference

October 5 - October 7

Attendees to the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2 SL) will hear from lab owners, operators, designers, and engineers as they discuss the most pressing safety and sustainability topics affecting labs during COVID-19 and in the future.

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Webinar: The Connected Classroom of the Future

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm EDT

This webinar will review the ways to engage colleagues and students through innovative learning environments designed for the 21st century

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NAME Annual Conference

October 8 - October 10

The theme for the National Association for Multicultural Education's (NAME) 2020 international conference “Living Multicultural Education: Peace & Justice thru the Ballot Box & Activism,” reflects our current times: People need to vote!

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NAAEE Annual Research Symposium

October 8 - October 10

North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) Annual Research Symposium brings together new and experienced researchers from around the globe to explore the current state and future directions of environmental education research and advance the use of practices proven to be effective.

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Tackling Plastic Pollution on Campus

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Free

Tackling Plastic Pollution on Campus, featuring new National Wildlife Federation guide - Stemming the Tide - Taking Action on Campus Against Plastic Pollution Participants will learn about: Human and wildlife impacts from plastic pollution Small and large actions to reduce plastic waste on campus Education strategies to engage your campus community in plastic reduction initiatives Campus features: George Mason University and Washington University in St. Louis

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Midwest Climate Summit

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 9, 2020

One event on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

Free

The Midwest Climate Summit aims to expand climate knowledge, accelerate climate action and catalyze new partnerships that deepen expertise and develop a midwestern response to the climate crisis.

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NAAEE 2020 Annual Conference

October 13 - October 16

The North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) annual conference will explore the ways in which environmental education informs and inspires, and how it can advance equity and inclusion, build human capacity, influence attitudes, and galvanize actions to ensure equal access to nature, and to create healthier communities and a healthier environment for all. 

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9th Americas Regional Center of Excellence (RCE) Meeting 2020

October 13 - October 14
Free

The 9th Americas RCE Regional Meeting will be held online on Oct. 13 - 14, 2020 and hosted by RCE Salisbury under the theme 'The Future is Now – Sustainable Development'. An in-person meeting will also be held in Salisbury, Maryland, USA in 2021 (dates TBA). This meeting will provide a regional platform to discuss, debate, and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future in the region. The meeting also aims to take stock of…

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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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RME Research Conference

October 18 - October 21

This year's Responsible Management Education (RME) Research Conference 2020 theme invites participants to explore the impact of digital transformation on responsible management education, as well as on achieving the SDGs.

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CUMU Annual Conference

October 19 - October 23

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities' (CUMU) annual conference is platform of authentic dialogue where we ‘pull back the curtain’ and wrestle with what’s happening in our home communities in open and honest ways. The conference will feature a series of dynamic and thought-provoking keynote speakers, aimed to inspire further dialogue and critiques on how higher education institutions can best move forward. Keynote sessions will align with the key areas for the fall 2020 Learning & Sharing Virtual Series.

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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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Midwest Climate Summit

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 9, 2020

One event on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

Free

The Midwest Climate Summit aims to expand climate knowledge, accelerate climate action and catalyze new partnerships that deepen expertise and develop a midwestern response to the climate crisis.

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Webinar: Higher Education Institutions: Partners in Social & Economic Community Resilience

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Free

Join this presentation about opportunities to help higher education create more climate adaptation and resilience readiness within our sector and within human societies across the country and the globe.

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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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Midwest Climate Summit

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 9, 2020

One event on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

Free

The Midwest Climate Summit aims to expand climate knowledge, accelerate climate action and catalyze new partnerships that deepen expertise and develop a midwestern response to the climate crisis.

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Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

November 10 - November 12

Sustainable, safe and loaded with even more value, the new Greenbuild single-day (live!) virtual Summits mean deeper access to critical topics, education on demand that fits your schedule and re-imagined opportunities for connecting in networking-rich ways with leaders and colleagues across the globe. Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is moving its 2020 event to an all-virtual format. The capstone event will take place November 10-12. This cutting-edge virtual experience will include all the key elements attendees and partners have come…

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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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Midwest Climate Summit

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 9, 2020

One event on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

Free

The Midwest Climate Summit aims to expand climate knowledge, accelerate climate action and catalyze new partnerships that deepen expertise and develop a midwestern response to the climate crisis.

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December 2020

2020 AASHE Sustainability Awards Ceremony

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Free

This live awards ceremony celebrates 11 outstanding winners advancing sustainability through projects, initiatives and research by students, faculty and staff at higher education institutions. This year’s winners span in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and Australia. 

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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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