LVAIC Campus Sustainability Conference Hosts 250+ Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members
February 24, 2020, @ 12:25 PM
LVAIC hosted its bi-annual Campus Sustainability Conference on Saturday, February 15 at Muhlenberg College from 8:30am-4pm in the college’s Seegers Union.
Students, faculty, staff and Lehigh Valley residents began the program with the featured keynote speaker Michael Gagné, an environmental leader, educator and facilitator dedicated to building positive social change. Other highlights included student and faculty presentations, interactive workshops, a poster session and an exhibitor forum. Overall, the conference hosted 5 different afternoon workshop options and 18 sessions over 4 concurrent windows. These sessions were offered by LVAIC students, faculty, and staff. The overall schedule is available here.
“Conference presenters will be sharing best practices, innovative programs and problem-solving solutions,” said Kalyna Procyk, who oversees the Office of Campus Sustainability at Muhlenberg. “Our goal is to educate and empower students, faculty and administrators and to inspire concrete action on campuses and in communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.”
The event is free and open to the public and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool, use public transportation or take advantage of a campus shuttle service provided for the conference instead of driving personal vehicles. This year was the highest level of attendance with over 250 individuals from across the LVAIC community participating. This program is free to attend due in part to the financial assistance provided from sponsors. This year’s event was sponsored by Dynegy, Sustainabile Energy Fund, BrightView, Alliance for Sustainable Communities, Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, Clean Earth, Citizens Climate Lobby, Rowan Energy Integration (REIV2G Network), and Sodexo.
The founding members of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC)—Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College and Muhlenberg College—alternate hosting the Campus Sustainability Conference every other year.Pennsylvania Schools Join Forces for Unprecedented Renewable Energy Purchase » « LVAIC Retirement Seminar Outlines Reverse Mortgages