UNH Hosts Northeast Campus
Sustainability Summit Oct. 14-17
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 6, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Office of Sustainability
Programs, in partnership with campus groups and regional organizations,
will present a four-day conference titled “The Northeast Campus
Sustainability Summit,” Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 14-17,
The first day and a half will bring together sustainability professionals
interested in working to develop a plan of action for the Northeast
Campus Sustainability Coalition (NECSC). Those who embrace the principles
of sustainability believe that communities operate best when economic
viability, ecological health and human well-being are in balance.
Friday afternoon through Sunday will offer activities aimed at sustainability
professionals, college students, youth activists, faculty, staff
and community members with an interest in campus sustainability.
This is UNH’s third year hosting the Northeast conference,
which includes a live satellite telecast from the 15th annual Bioneers
conference (www.bioneers.org), hosted by the Collective Heritage
Group. The Bioneeers conference is considered the largest annual
environmental conference in North America to focus on social and
environmental challenges. Daily plenary sessions will be telecast
live featuring speakers such as Amory Lovins, Paul Hawken, and Terry
Local workshops and seminars will also be held, focusing on topics
such as building an organic community garden at UNH, ecovillages
and social change, and personal energy and transportation choices.
Enrichment sessions will be offered to provide opportunities for
field study and artistic expression. Participants will expand dialogue
on a variety of sustainability topics through intimate and engaging
coffee house discussions.
Friday’s sustainability fair from 4:40 to 7 p.m. will bring
together conference registrants with other interested students and
community members for a program featuring locally cultivated speech,
song,and cuisine. Small donations ($1 - $5) are encouraged from
those nonregistered participants for the conference, and from students
who may attend all of Friday’s events free of charge.
Organizations such as the Student Conservation Association, Clean
Air Cool Planet, Living Routes, Sierra Club NH, EcoQuest and the
National Wildlife Federation will provide information for individuals
interested in working in environmental and social justice fields.
35th Parallel Medeterasian Jazz ensemble will perform world fusion
Discounts are available all weekend for students. Friday is FREE
for students who register in advance and early registration is encouraged
for all attendees. All conference events will take place on the
UNH, Durham campus. For more information, including agenda and registration
materials, please visit www.sustainableunh.unh.edu
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.