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Mid-Atlantic Regional Institute on Sustainability in Higher Education

Masthead for the Regional Sustainability Institute

The first annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Institute on Sustainability in Higher Education will be held on Friday, November 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Perkins Student Center at UD's Newark campus.

This conference has been organized by the University of Delaware's Sustainability Task Force. Dr. Debra Rowe, president of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, will be attending as the keynote speaker. Institutions of higher ed from throughout the mid-Atlantic region are invited to participate in the conference.

The Delaware Environmental Institute and Delaware EPSCoR are co-sponsors of the institute. Students, faculty, and staff affiliated with DENIN and EPSCoR can register for a limited number of reserved seats at the conference by emailing Amy Broadhurst as soon as possible. The registration deadline is October 28.

Faculty, staff, and students at all levels tare encouraged o attend and present their ideas and projects at the breakout and poster sessions. Presentations and posters must address initiatives that impact sustainability in higher education and should include a description of how these initiatives have been or will be implemented. Some examples of breakout session topics include

* Sustainable campus dining and catering,
* Responsible waste management,
* Sustainability implications of campus finances and investments,
* Integrating sustainability into curricula,
* Sustainable initiatives by facilities management departments, and
* Public policy impacts on campus sustainability initiatives.

To submit a program for consideration, or to learn more about the institute, please visit this website.