Due Date: March 8th, 2013 at 6:00pm
Conference Dates: June 23rd-27th, 2013
· Speaking Proposals
· Poster Proposals
· Best Practice Award Nominations
The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), hosted by UC Santa Barbara, invites students, faculty, and key stakeholders from campuses throughout California to submit a proposal to speak, present a poster, or receive a Best Practice Award. We are excited to hear from Private and Independent Colleges, CCC, CSU, and UC campuses.
CHESC provides an opportunity for a wide variety of stakeholders working on campus sustainability to share their successes and to learn from others from around the state.
This year sessions will be designed around pairings of the following topics, more information available at the Call for Proposals Homepage:
a. Climate Action PlanningFor example, a pairing could be transportation and waste and focus on using waste oil for biodiesel.
d. Food Systems
e. Green Building New Construction
f. Green Building Operations and Maintenance
h. Institutionalizing Sustainability
i. Local (Regional Case Studies)
j. Procurement and Business Services
l. Social Equity
m. Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
o. Waste Reduction and Recycling
p. Water and Landscape
The University of California, Santa Barbara will be hosting this year's event. UCSB is committed to global leadership in sustainability through education, research, and action. UCSB received a Gold rating under the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) protocol for which the campus are also a charter participant. UCSB is also a signatory of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment and the Talloires Declaration. There will be many opportunities to tour green buildings, campus and community gardens, green certified campus dining commons and restaurants, biomimcry research laboratories, and more. For more information about UCSB's Sustainability Program, please visit: http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/
Pre-conference workshops will be held on Sunday, June 23rd. Core conference sessions, the exhibit show, and the Awards Dinner will be on Monday, June 24th and Tuesday, June 25th. Post conference workshops will be held on June 26th and June 27th.
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