Sustainability Conference Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, June 14

TimeEventLocation
1-5 p.m.RegistrationCentral Dining Hall, 1st Floor
(The Gathering Place)
3-5 p.m.Tours
- COSA
- Zero Energy Demonstration Home
 
Alfred, NY
Wellsville, NY
6 p.m.Networking and DinnerCentral Dining Hall, 2nd Floor

Friday, June 15

TimeEventLocation
8-8:30 a.m.Continental BreakfastCentral Dining Hall, 1st Floor
(The Gathering Place)
8:30-9:30 a.m.Keynote Speaker
- "Education and Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future"
Engineering Bldg, Rm 215
9:45-10:15 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “Remotely Controlled Experiments Via the Internet to Facilitate Education in Sustainability”
- “Sustainable Community Development in the Finger
Lakes Region”
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
10:15-10:45 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “Providing Under-represented Students with Access
to Sustainability”
- “Implementation of Sustainable Remediation
Opportunities for ‘Win-Win’ Solutions for All Stakeholders”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
10:45-11 a.m.Opportunity to view vendor displays 
11-11:30 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “Corning Global Energy Management”
- “The Role of the College Farm in Advancing Food
System Sustainability"
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
11:30-NoonConcurrent Sessions
- “Corning Global Energy Management”
- “Funding Sustainable Education Initiatives”
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch
- Green jobs panel discussion
Central Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
(The Terrace)
1:45-3:15 p.m.Keynote Speakers
"Implementation of Sustainability in the College
Environment" Discussion"
Engineering Bldg, Rm 215
3:15-3:30 p.m.Opportunity to view vendor displays 
3:30-4 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “Institutionalizing Sustainability in Clean Coal
Country: The Experiences of a Green Yankee in King
Coal's Court”
- “Completing a Special Focus on Sustainability in
Tandem with STARS”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
4-4:15 p.m.Opportunity to view vendor displays 
4:15-4:45 p.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “The #1 Export to China: Waste Paper”
- “Building Deconstruction: An Innovative Approach
to Integrating Sustainability into Construction”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
 
5-6 p.m.Network Reception/Vendor Displays 
6 p.m.DinnerCentral Dining Hall, 1st Floor
(Allegany Room)

Saturday, June 16

TimeEventLocation
8-8:30 a.m.Continental BreakfastCentral Dining Hall, 1st Floor
(The Gathering Place)
8:30-9:30 a.m.Keynote Speaker
- “The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Culture”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 215
9:45-10:15 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “Partnership Approaches to Renewable Energy and
Sustainability Education”
- “Alfred State Community Garden”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
10:15-10:45 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “Starting Sustainability Programs at a Small
Community College”
- “Working with Technology Teachers on Renewable
Energy Programs at the High School”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
11-11:30 a.m.Concurrent Sessions
- “Building a Zero Energy Green Home”
- “Introducing Innovative Game Design, Creation and Play for Advanced Teaching of Sustainability Principles”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
11:30-NoonConcurrent Sessions
- “Long-Term Performance Monitoring of Renewable
Energy Systems”
- “Master Planning: Cuba, NY”
Engineering Bldg, Rm 203
 
Engineering Bldg, Rm 209
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch 
AfternoonOptional Outings/Departure 

Thursday, June 14

1-5 p.m. - Registration

3- 5 p.m. - Tours (COSA and Zero Energy Demonstration Home)

6 p.m. - Networking and Dinner


Friday, June 15

8-8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Opening Keynote Speaker, Debra Rowe, PhD

Debra Rowe, PhDEducation and Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future

9:45-10:15 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Remotely Controlled Experiments Via the Internet to Facilitate Education in Sustainability presented by Jack Gilbert

This session will explore MechNet Inc.’s new and innovative service to allow schools and universities to remotely operate research-grade wind tunnels via the Internet, allowing students to learn how to fabricate their own wind turbine blade to send to MechNet for special testing. This cost-effective remote method allows them access to the technology but at an affordable price.

Adam M. MaurerSustainable Community Development in the Finger Lakes Region presented by Adam Maurer, MPS, LEED green associate, project manager, Finger Lakes Institute

10:15-10:45 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Andrea M. WebsterProviding Under-represented Students with Access to Sustainability presented by Andrea Webster

Eric J. LarsonImplementation of Sustainable Remediation Opportunities for "Win-win" Solutions for all Stakeholders presented by Eric J. Larson, operations project manager (Atlantic Richfield Company)

Recognizing the need for remediation of former Sinclair Refinery in Wellsville, NY, Atlantic Richfield Company developed a holistic, ‘win-win’ approach that provides long-term contributions to the environment, the community, local businesses, regulators, and the responsible party. This session will discuss the techniques, remedies, and the overall methodology to tackling this challenge.

10:45-11 a.m. - Opportunity to view vendor displays

11-11:30 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

J. Scott RyanCorning Global Energy Management by J. Scott Ryan, CPM Energy Operations Manager, Corning, Inc.

The Role of the College Farm in Advancing Food System Sustainability - panel discussion

11:30-Noon - Concurrent Sessions

J. Scott RyanCorning Global Energy Management by J. Scott Ryan, CPM Energy Operations Manager, Corning, Inc.

Funding Sustainable Education Initiatives - panel discussion

Noon-1:30 p.m. - Lunch - Green jobs panel discussion with Vicki Colello, Project Manager, NYSERDA, and Todd Cohen, Director, SEED Initiative, American Association of Community Colleges

This session will discuss how AACC’s SEED initiative is supporting colleges in building quality clean technology programming and integrating those efforts with broader campus sustainability planning. Cohen will share, specifically, innovative ways that colleges across the U.S. are identifying green labor market needs and working with industry to respond.

Debra Rowe, PhDMitchell Thomashow1:45-3:15 p.m. - A discussion on "Implementation of Sustainability in the College Environment", Debra Rowe, PhD, and Mitchell Thomashow, PhD

3:15-3:30 p.m. - Opportunity to view vendor displays

3:30-4 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Robert R. JonesInstitutionalizing Sustainability in Clean Coal Country: The Experiences of a Green Yankee in King Coal's Court presented by Robert R. Jones, PhD, REM, assistant professor of Environmental Science, Southwest Virginia Community College

Southwest Virginia Community College will discuss the challenges posed to renewable energy and green initiatives in the Appalachian coal and gas production region and the school’s implementation of a series of sustainability measures that aim to develop a living classroom project for promoting renewable energy while not estranging long-term partners and stakeholders in the region.

Andrea M. Webster

Completing a Special Focus on Sustainability in Tandem with STARS presented by Andrea Webster; and Dr. Valerie Luzadis, assistant provost for assessment and academic initiatives, SUNY ESF

In 2009 SUNY ESF began reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, opting to conduct a selected self-study on sustainability efforts at the same time the college also participated in Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS). This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities of undergoing a reaccreditation self-study on sustainability at the same time as STARS.

4-4:15 p.m. - Opportunity to view vendor displays

4:15-4:45 p.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Archie BeatonThe #1 Export to China: Waste Paper presented by Archie Beaton

Over 80 percent of the waste paper in the United States is shipped to China to be reprocessed, not to locations in the U.S. Experts in collection, sorting, deinking and papermaking will discuss ways that universities, colleges, and leaders in sustainability can help divert that export back to local facilities and create green jobs and green economies.

Paul CrovellaBuilding Deconstruction: An Innovative Approach to Integrating Sustainability into Construction presented by Paul Crovella, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The integration of environmental, economic, and social considerations is a foundational principle of sustainability that faces challenges in the construction/deconstruction sector, and building deconstruction can be a useful tool to teach the balance of addressing all three aspects. This session will present a case study performed by students at SUNY ESF.

5-6 p.m. - Network Reception/Vendor Displays

6 p.m. - Dinner


Saturday, June 16

8-8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Keynote Speaker, Mitchell Thomashow, PhD

Mitchell ThomashowThe Nine Elements of A Sustainable Culture provides a framework for advancing sustainable living and teaching in a variety of campus environments. It is the knowledge basis for his workshops on Organizational Leadership and Sustainability.

9:45-10:15 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Mark CourtneyPartnership Approaches to Renewable Energy and Sustainability Education presented by Mark Courtney, engineering program chair, Dutchess Community College

Using the development and implementation of renewable energy and sustainability educational initiative at Dutchess Community College as examples, this session will discuss collaborative team partnerships of organizations within the college and local community and how such efforts further research and training in the area of sustainability.

Alfred State Community Garden panel discussion presented by Calista McBride, associate professor, English and Humanities, and Green Team co-chair, Alfred State

10:15-10:45 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Michael FisherStarting Sustainability Programs at a Small Community College presented by Michael Fisher, Sullivan County Community College

Recognizing the need for a trained workforce to manage and maintain buildings that incorporate green technologies and LEED-certified building standards, Sullivan County Community College began an associate degree program in green building maintenance and management in fall 2008. This presentation will focus on SUNY Sullivan’s approach to sustainability education, details of the curriculum itself, and lessons learned during the implementation of this innovative degree program. 

Working with Technology Teachers on Renewable Energy Programs at the High School

11-11:30 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Craig ClarkBuilding a Zero Energy Green Home presented by Craig Clark, executive director and dean, School of Applied Technology at Alfred State

Ben D. Radhakrishnan

Introducing Innovative Game Design, Creation and Play for Advanced Teaching of Sustainability Principles presented by Ben D. Radhakrishnan

With sustainability and serious teaching of the subject in engineering schools being relatively new, teaching professionals continue to research ways to attract, retain, and engage students in such programs. Radhakrishnan will discuss the concept of “Game Design Methodology” at National University’s School of Engineering, Technology and Media, where game design/creation and play is utilized in sustainability courses to reinforce sustainability principles.

11:30-Noon - Concurrent Sessions

Dave KostickLong Term Performance Monitoring of Renewable Energy Systems presented by Dave Kostick of IMT SOLAR

William C. DeanMaster Planning: Cuba, NY presented by William C. Dean, professor & chair of Architecture and Design at Alfred State

Noon-1:30 p.m. - Lunch

Afternoon - Optional Outings/Departure