|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2015|
Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist
In Spring 2014, UNCG Office of Sustainability created an interest list of Facebook Pages that includes over 160 other campus sustainability offices from around the country. A link to the list was distributed via AASHE Forums and GRNSCH-L and the list now has 50 followers.
In Fall 2013, UNCG Office of Sustainability created a list of Twitter handles that includes over 200 other campus sustainability offices from around the country. A link to the list was distributed via AASHE Forums and GRNSCH-L and the list now has over 75 subscribers.
During 2012, the UNCG Office of Sustainability shared many of its outreach materials with other schools in the UNC system, both one-on-one and via a senior adviser to the UNC President. Materials UNCG has shared include the Vampire Energy Slayer program, Spartan Sparks (behavior-based energy conservation program) fliers, and Triad Student Energy Alliance information.
In April 2010, UNCG hosted "Focus Forward," a virtual conference for sustainability offices in the UNC system to explore best sustainable practices in Master Planning, Transportation, Purchasing, Operations & Maintenance, and the Integration of Sustainability into Academics.
* The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
* The Southeastern Sustainability Network
* The Green Schools listserv
* The UNC Energy Leadership Challenge and UNC Sustainability Alliance
In 2013, each university in the UNC system appointed a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). In February 2014, the CSOs and other sustainability representatives from each school met at NC A&T University in Greensboro for the first UNC system-wide Sustainability Alliance meeting. This has been followed by 2 virtual meetings (May and November 2014) and a second in-person meeting at the July 2014 Appalachian Energy Summit.
In 2013, the Sustainability Education and Outreach Specialist for UNCG started attending quarterly gatherings with counterparts from Wake Forest, Elon University, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, and NC State. The purpose of these meetings is to share ideas, present opportunities for collaboration, and discuss ongoing activities, current projects, upcoming events.
Since 2012, UNCG faculty, students and staff have also attended the Appalachian Energy Summit, a conference of all NC System schools to focus on energy conservation and efficiency. The Sustainability Coordinator helped organize and establish the agenda for the first gathering of sustainability officers from each system school, was on the planning team for the second summit, and co-facilitated an Academic Integration Working Group in 2013 and 2014.
Some information for this credit was obtained from:
The UNC Sustainability Committee Report:
UNC Focus Forward:
Campus Sustainability Facebook List:
Campus Sustainability Twitter List:
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