Southwest Regional Collaborative Symposium

Hosted by Arizona State University


Creating a Climate Legacy / Fulfilling the Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Thursday, March 1, 2012
1:00 - 5:00pm Registration (Old Main Carson Ballroom)
4:00 - 5:00pm Campus Tour (Meeting point: Fountain, outside old main)
Nick Brown, ASU, Director of Sustainability Practices
5:00 - 6:00pm Network Reception (Old Main Carson Ballroom)
6:00 - 7:00pm

Welcome - Nick Brown, ASU, Director of Sustainability Practices

Keynote - Diana Liverman, Co-Director, University of Arizona Institute of the Environment

Friday, March 2, 2012
7:30 - 8:00am Networking Breakfast (Old Main Carson Ballroom)
8:00 - 9:30am

Working Session I (Old Main Carson Ballroom)
World Café: From Planning to Action

Moderator, Bonny Bentzin, GreenerU

9:30 - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 12:30pm

Working Session II (Old Main Carson Ballroom)
Sustainability as a Pedagogical Process

  • Tom Kelly, Director Sustainability Academy, University of New Hampshire
  • Cindy Thomashow, AASHE
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm

    1:00 - 2:15pm

    Lunch with the Presidents' Panel

    Presidents from institutions in the region join in a dialogue on how higher education in the Southwest can lead the way to a clean, green and sustainable economy.

    Moderator: Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University

    • Jan Gehler, President, Scottsdale Community College
    • John Haeger, President, Northern Arizona University
    • David Schmidly, President, University of New Mexico
    2:15 - 3:45pm

    Working Session III
    Energy and Financing Case Studies

    Abstracts click here

    Case Studies from a diverse range of institutions will be presented in three concurrent sessions. Please note the location of your session as they are in separate buildings:

    • Energy Efficiency (Carson Ball Room in Old Main)

      "Energy Conservation at Alamo Colleges"
      John Strybos, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Alamo Colleges (TX)
      "Using the Design-Build Approach to Meet Energy Reduction Goals"
      Allen Shiroma, Assistant Director, Renovations, Facilities Management, University of California, Irvine and Shaun Ayvazi , Account Executive, Energy and Environmental Services, Siemens Infrastructure and Cities, Building Technologies
      "Funding Energy Efficiency Projects through a Green Revolving Loan Fund"
      Norm Tarbox, Vice President for Administrative Services, Weber State University (UT)

    • Sustainability in the Curriculum (Fulton: 6th floor Board room)

      "Regional Sustainability Policy and Workforce Development Efforts at Santa Fe Community College"
      Randy Grissom, Director, Sustainability Technology Center, Santa Fe Community College (NM)
      "Growing Sustainability Literacy at Northern Arizona University, from the Seeds of the Ponderosa Project to the Global Learning Initiative"
      Rod Parnell, Coordinator of Academic Sustainability Programs and Professor of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University
      "The Odyssey of Creating a Sustainable Campus at UNM: Assets, Barriers, and Strategies"
      Bruce T. Milne, Director, Sustainability Studies Program, University of New Mexico

    • Sustainable Resource Management (Wrigley Hall: Rm. 481)
    • "Roadmap to Zero Solid Waste"
      Nick Brown, Director for University Sustainability Services, Arizona State University and Pat DeRueda, Area Vice President, Waste Management
      “Sustainable Water Management”
      Joe Abraham, Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Arizona
      "Sustainable Food Systems Program"
      Shannon Corona, Faculty Chair of Physical Sciences, Rio Salado College