Campus as Community Change Agent – Higher Education’s role in advancing sustainability for the Chicagoland region

Date(s) - 05/21/2014
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Center East

During a half-day forum, participants will learn about what colleges and universities are doing to advance sustainability throughout the Chicagoland region through academics, community development and infrastructure.  As higher education works to train the next generation of sustainability leaders, learn how they are making real change in communities where they are committed and provide feedback on what more can be done.

Target Audience: Sustainability directors, facilities and landscape managers, food and nutrition service directors, community outreach staff, building engineers, capital planning staff, sustainability/planning/business department faculty, and students at Chicago area, Illinois and Midwest colleges and universities.


1.       Engage a broad spectrum of university/college staff, faculty and students in sharing and learning about best practices, programs and initiatives that are driving sustainability change on campus and in the community.

2.       Create learning for colleges and university staff, faculty and students around the challenges and opportunities related to engaging the broader community in sustainability.

3.       Provide networking opportunities for staff, faculty and students across colleges and universities.

More information can be found here and here.


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