The fifth annual ACPA Institute on Sustainability will again bring together students, staff and faculty from colleges and universities across the country who are committed to sustainability. Now, more than ever, it is essential to implement sustainable practices that save money and reduce a campus' carbon footprint. This Institute will provide participants with tools necessary to help each campus become more sustainable.
The goal of the Institute is to provide individuals and institutional teams with a plethora of knowledge about sustainability so that they can return to their campuses prepared to contribute to the development of sustainable policies and practices and the education of campus community members. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading sustainability scholars and practitioners; explore promising practices from campuses across the country; and develop a framework and actionable goals that can be taken back to campus and integrated into the core of the institution.
The ACPA Institute on Sustainability will seek to create education and awareness for sustainability's triple bottom line and may include sessions that discuss the following:
Green Building and Renovation
Integrating Sustainability into the Fabric of Campus
Assessing Student Learning
Sustainability and Student Activism
Sustainability in the Academy
Last year, some of the best feedback received from participants was from those who attended as members of an institutional team. While individual attendance is perfectly fine, if you can bring a team of students, faculty and administrators, we encourage it! Students may register at a significantly discounted rate without being ACPA members. Here is what one previous student participant who came as a part of a team said about the Institute:
"The Sustainability Institute was really enjoyable. I now think about sustainability whether hearing about a new building project, being a part of a search committee, or just thinking of how to connect various groups on campus. The social, economic, and environmental issues that make up sustainability on their own are so complicated that there of course is always much to learn and synthesize. Going as a team allowed us to reflect upon our shared experience and develop relationships from going to the conference together. We also were able to make some plans went beyond our individual departments."
–Martin Mudry, Student • Macalester College
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Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing at ACPA by June 1, 2012 less a US$55 processing fee. After June 1st, there are no refunds. ACPA reserves the right to charge a service fee of US$50 for returned checks. A processing fee of US$50 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined or to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. Registrations are non-transferable. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the fees will be fully refunded; however, ACPA will not be responsible for other additional costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines and/or travel agencies.
The vision of the NASPA Sustainability Knowledge Community (SKC) is to see sustainability instituted within student affairs. The community's goals are to educate, activate, and provide an organizational foundation for the pursuit of sustainability within student affairs and among student development professionals. More information on the SKC can be found online at http://www.naspa.org/kc/sustainability/default.cfm.