Statewide sustainability conference open to - and to feature - faculty and staff

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the first Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference, which is taking place Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and 7, at Western Washington University. Because SU is a sponsor of the conference, all faculty, staff and students can get 20 percent off the conference fee when they use this discount code: ATEAM2014.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore ways to advance campus sustainability through the sharing of best practices, presentation of cutting-edge examples of creative solutions to common challenges, and the development of regional collaborative networks.

SU faculty, staff, alumni and students are well represented among the conference's presenters:

  • Karen Price, campus sustainability manager and part of the conference planning committee, will be part of a panel speaking on Banning Bottled Water on campus
  • Matthew Benedict, recycling coordinator and compost technician, is a panel speaker on Working Toward Zero Waste Across Campus
  • Janice Murphy, integrated pest management coordinator, is giving a poster presentation on The Edible Campus
  • April Atwood, adjunct faculty member in the Albers School of Business and Economics, is a panel speaker on Lessons and Perspectives in Advancing Sustainability Literacy
  • Charity Lovitt, lecturer in chemisty, is a panel speaker on Teaching Climate Solutions: Help Us Plan a New Curriculum for the Bioregion Project
  • Thea Kindschuh, who graduated from SU with a BA in Environmental Studies and currently serves as reuse coordinator for Portland State University, will be part of the Working Toward Zero Waste Across Campus panel
  • Ian Siadak, who also graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and currently sustainability coordinator for the Seattle Community College District, will moderate a panel on Community and Technical College Sustainability Solutions Summit
  • Student Janie Bube is a panel speaker on Advancing Transportation Solutions: From Design to Infrastructure Development


AUDIENCE: Faculty , Staff , Students , Alumni