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Leading Sustainability in Public, Private and Nonprofit Organizations

 

Program Format, Location and Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2013

8:00 am

Check-in & registration

Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

8:30 am

Introductions and course overview

  • Dr. Rick Smardon
  • Dr. Kamal Shahrabi

8:45 am

Principles of sustainability

  • Dr. Rick Smardon

9:15 am

Policies and Practice

  • Includes discussion of what policies & practices are in place respective participant organizations.
  • Dr. Rick Smardon

10:00 am

Break

10:15 am

Sustainability planning concepts & tools

  • Includes life cycle analysis, energy analysis, GHG footprinting, LEED, campus rating systems examples and application
  • Dr. Rick Smardon
  • Dr. Kamal Shahrabi

11:30 am

Break for campus tour of sustainability projects

  • Dr. Kamal Shahrabi

12:30 pm

Lunch on campus

1:15 pm

Sustainability planning process, indicators and indicators

  • Dr. Rick Smardon

2:15 pm

Participants break into groups (based on type of organization) and work on sustainability planning process plus indicators.

3:30 pm

Groups present results

  • Dr. Rick Smardon
  • Dr. Kamal Shahrabi

4:00 pm

Wrap up for the day plus sustainability planning assignment

  • Dr. Rick Smardon

Thursday, May 23, 2013

TBD

1st Webinar + Facilitated work session

  • Organizational/social functions and processes
  • Developing and validating sustainability plans
  • Professor Elet Callahan
  • Dr. Rick Smardon
  • Mr. Stu Spiegel

Friday, May 31, 2013

TBD

2nd Webinar + Facilitated work session

  • Physical plant functions and processes
  • Developing and validating sustainability plans
  • Mr. Michael Kelleher
  • Dr. Kamal Shahrabi
  • Dr. Rick Smardon
  • Mr. Stu Spiegel

Friday, June 7, 2013

TBD

3rd Webinar + Facilitated work session

  • Sustainability indicators and rating systems
  • Developing and validating sustainability plans
  • Ms. Andrea Webster
  • Dr. Rick Smardon

Friday, June 14, 2013

TBD

Final on-campus session

  • Sustainability plan presentations, peer review, instructor critique and program conclusion
  • Dr. Kamal Shahrabi
  • Dr. Rick Smardon
  • Mr. Stu Spiegel

Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Leading Sustainability Program or other SUNY ESF Outreach Programs, please contact Sean Nicholson at 315.470.4882.


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