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27th Annual Campus Sustainability Summit and Awards Ceremony transformed to CU Earth Day 2020 Town Hall

Monday, April 20, 2020 

Virtual

 

Celebrate ~ Act ~ Connect

The Campus Sustainability Summit (CSS) is an annual information-sharing forum which features updates and strategic discussions on engagement, academics, and operations sustainability initiatives. Learn more about and contribute to the latest innovative developments in the legacy of sustainability at CU Boulder.

CU Environmental Center has produced a Campus Sustainability Summit annually or semi-annually since 1994 for the campus community. The Campus Sustainability Summit and the Awards program are sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Infrastructure and Sustainability, and the CUSG Environmental Center. The Summit is and open to all CU Boulder students, faculty, and staff and community members.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 27th annual Campus Sustainability Summit will be held as the campus-wide Earth Day Virtual Town Hall.

 

Earth Day Virtual Town Hall with campus sustainability leaders

Monday, April 20, 2020  |  2-3:30p MDT

In honor of Earth Day 2020, CU Boulder will hold a special town hall that brings together faculty, staff and student leaders around the question of “What’s Next for Sustainability, Resilience and Climate?” at CU Boulder and Beyond. With 50 years of campus Earth Day celebrations and of campus leadership and innovations in sustainability, let’s come together (remotely) to celebrate our success and explore what success looks like moving forward? 

Due to the remote nature of this event, the live event was held on Zoom. A recording is now available for viewing by authenticated CU Boulder users.  If prompted for a password, enter "8c+8w13a"

View the full length Earth Day 2020 Town Hall captioned recording

 

Planned Schedule

2:00pm     Introduction

  • Welcome, Travis Torline, Sustainability Chair, CU Student Government
  • Opening Remarks, Dave Newport, Director, CU Environmental Center
  • Presentation of Awards, David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Earth Day 2020 Call to Action, Abigail Weeks, Co-Chair, CU Environmental Board
  • A Call to Lead, Rep. Joe Neguse, US Congressman for Colorado’s 2nd District

2:20pm    “What’s Next for Sustainability, Resilience and Climate?” Confirmed Presenters by way of pre-recorded remarks:

  • Waleed Abdalati, Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

  • Paul Rastrelli, Alex Meldrum and Leah Dinkin, Student Organizers, Global Climate Strike

  • David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability

  • Phaedra Pezzullo, Associate Professor, Communication

  • Lesley Smith, Regent At Large

  • Jamie McDevitt-Galles, Senior Program Manager, Mortenson Center in Global Engineering; Sustainability Innovation Lab

  • Travis Torline, CUSG Sustainability Chair

  • Heidi VanGenderen, Chief Sustainability Officer

  • Jim White, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Akirah Bradley, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

2:55pm    Town Hall Discussion, moderated by Travis Torline, CUSG Sustainability Chair with Confirmed Panelists:

  • Waleed Abdalati, Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

  • Jamie McDevitt-Galles, Senior Program Manager, Mortenson Center in Global Engineering; Sustainability Innovation Lab

  • Alexandra Meldrum, Student and Climate Strike Organizer

  • Chris Muldrow, Senior Director of Industry Relations – Environment and Energy Sustainability, CU Boulder Industry & Foundation Relations

  • Phaedra Pezzullo, Associate Professor, Communication

  • Abigail Weeks, Co-Chair, CUSG Environmental Board

  • Ed von Bleichert, Sustainability & Resiliency Program Manager, Infrastructure and Sustainability

3:25pm     Closing Remarks, Ryan Passas, Student Body President

3:30pm Adjourn

 
Captioning:  Closed captions will be available on the recording after the event has been posted. Please contact the ADA office by Thursday, April 16 to request ASL or real-time captioning accommodations.
 
 

 

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