Wednesday, August 19, 2009
9:00 AM–4:15 PM
Agnes Scott College
Evans Dining Hall, Rooms A-C
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Conference proceeding will be available soon.
View the final list of registrants.
Colleges and universities have never seen more challenging times than now. It seems there are no guaranteed resources for programs, faculty, or facilities. Even our natural resources have been challenging to sustain. Institutions are required to plan for circumstances that are unpredictable economically and environmentally.
Join us in Atlanta as we discuss….
We will have the opportunity to hear from the leadership of Agnes Scott College on how the college is realizing return on the commitment to sustainability, as well as, tour the campus. We will also hear from other institutions and professionals on how they are dealing with these issues.
9:00 AM–3:30 PM
9:45 AM–10:00 AM
Presenter: Lily Berrios, SCUP Southern Regional Representative
10:00 AM–10:30 AM
Agnes Scott College and Sustainability
Presenter: Elizabeth Kiss, President, Agnes Scott College
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Panel Discussion: Campus Sustainability Commitment - Can We Afford It or Can We Afford Not to Do It?
Presenters: Susan Kidd, Director of Sustainability, Agnes Scott College; Frank Powell, Director of Sustainability, Furman University; Jim Cooper, Director of Sustainability; Graduate Student, Clemson University
11:50 AM–12:30 PM - Lunch
12:30 PM–1:25 PM
Panel Discussion: Sustainability Issues for the University System of Georgia
Presenters: Sandra Neuse, Associate Vice Chancellor, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia
This session will provide an overview of sustainability related initiatives within the University System of Georgia. This session will cover what are the key drivers: from the governor’s interest in energy and water management, new legislation requiring energy guidelines to campuses six (6) pursuing climate commitment. It will also address what are the opportunities and challenges that Georgia pubic institutions face and what / how is the USG preparing to respond to these.
1:25 PM–2:20 PM
Panel Discussion: Sustainable Best Practices in Budgeting, Academic Programs, and Facilities
Presenters: Tom Bowen, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Piedmont College; Gerald Vander Mey, Director, Campus Planning, Clemson University; and Wayne Robertson, President, Energy Ace.
Today’s colleges and universities face ever-increasing challenges in budgeting with decreased state support for public institutions and dwindling endowments and uncertain enrollments for private institutions. Academic programs are changing at an ever-increasing rate to meet the changing needs of students and faculty, and facilities are required to change to meet these changing needs in budget and academics. Overlaying all of this change is the awareness that new models of sustainability need to be developed to meet the needs in each of these areas. This panel will examine best practices in each of these areas and share what their institutions and organizations are doing to help meet these changing needs.
2:35 PM–3:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Stewardship of Natural Resources
Presenters: Jay Bassett, EPA Region 4; Steve Cannon, Gwinnett Heritage Center; and Lies
van Bekkum, Sustainability Fellow, Agnes Scott College
3:30 PM–4:15 PM
Tour of Agnes Scott College
Online registration closes August 12, 2009.
The college is located one half mile from the Decatur MARTA station and 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and offers ample parking.
Click here for a map and directions.
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Skanska USA Building, www.skanskausa.com
VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, www.vhb.com
Watson Tate Savory Architects, www.watsontatesavory.com
The Winter Construction Company, www.winter-construction.com
Sponsorship list last updated August 12, 2009
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact:
Lewis C Godwin
Georgia Perimeter College
555 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston, GA 30021
Gita Hendessi, Hendessi & Associates
1212 Collier Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
339 East Liberty Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104