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Green Outreach: Sustainability in the Curriculum

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This committee looks at ways to ensure that there are educational aspects to our sustainability efforts. Many professors have already done much in this area and it is hoped that more can be encouraged. 

The Committee will be meeting in the 3rd floor conference room, at the Monroe Hall Building from 2 - 3 pm on the following Thursdays:


January 30, 2014 (Completed)

February 27, 2014 (Completed)

March 27, 2014 (Next Meeting)

April 24, 2014

We welcome more members! For more information please contact: Paul Lippert, Committee Chair, at plippert@esu.edu.

"Environmental Talk Series"

On Friday, March 7, 2014, in Monroe Hall BO1, James Hunt, PhD, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Coordinator for the Marine Science program will be speaking on Sustainable Fisheries. Please join us for this educative session. For more information, click here.

"Best Practices of a Sustainable Campus"

The workshop on "Best Practices of a Sustainable Campus" explored various areas of practical applications and best practices that make up a sustainable university campus. It featured ESU faculty and students, speaking on subjects such as "Sustainable Transportation on Campus: Using Gate- way Trails and Bike Centers to Build Stronger, More Active Communities!" (Scott Dietrich, Athletic Training), "Carbon Footprint on Campus" (Mark Stewart, Physics Dept.), ESU'S Go Green Committee: "Accomplishments on Campus" (Emily Mowl, Graduate Assistant Resident Director/Residence Life Department), and student presentations from Communications Studies under the guidance of Pat Kennedy ("Raising Awareness of Community and Campus Environmental Issues in Communication Courses"). There was also student posters on display about various "green" topics such as "Graphic Arts in Sustainability: Billboards" (Darlene Farris-Labar, stu- dent advisor), and student abstracts/research about sustainability ("going green") mentored by Dr. Eugenia A. Skirta, Dr. Shixiong Hu, Dr. Mark Stewart , Dr. Olivia M. Carducci, Dr. Robert Marmelstein, , Karen Styli- anides. and Mihye Jeong

For photos of the 2010 Workshop Click Here

“Sustainability and Promotion Workshop”

Created in the Fall 2008, the committee was originally chaired by Dr. Conrad Bergo. During the Spring 2009 the committee held a workshop called “Sustainability and Promotion Workshop”. This workshop was designed for both current faculty and those who plan to teach. It explored ideas on incorporating information on environmental issues into curriculums, offering practical applications and best practices. As part of the new Sustainability Commission at ESU and the Curriculum Subcommittee, the workshop included presentations by ESU educators, community leaders, and students actively involved in sustainable and environmental issues. Throughout the day, the workshop offered ample time for discussion and networking of ideas. Participants were also invited to view displays and demonstrations by Students for Sustainability.

Workshop speakers were:

  • Trish Attardo (Watershed Specialist for the Monroe County Conservation District)
  • Cindy Chardiet-Vojnovic (Graphics Center, ESU)
  • Joni Oye-Benintende (Art Department, ESU)
  • Patricia Kennedy (Communication Studies,ESU)
  • Margaret Persia (Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Department, ESU)

For more information on the 2009 Workshop Click Here