Greening of the Campus Conference: Ball State

Starting Date: 09-18-2003
Ending Date: 09-20-2003

Muncie, Indiana
United States
Ball State University?s first four Greening of the Campus conferences in 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2001 each attracted 200 participants from about 30 states and a few foreign countries for a dynamic international exchange of ideas on environmental concerns. Greening of the Campus V provides a new opportunity to further explore the critical issues, problems, and solutions we still face on our campuses and in our world. We invite and encourage your participation in
this global gathering September 18?20, 2003.

This interdisciplinary conference allows people representing diverse areas in university communities to share information on environmental issues. These areas range from the practical day-to-day management of the physical plant to ?green? curriculum development and ?green? utilization of campus resources. The areas are bound by common concerns for achieving environmental soundness through safe and sane management of resources. The campus community can become a ?green? model for society as a whole by gathering and sharing this information. Top of Page

Why Participate?
Participation in the conference can help you and your institution, company, or organization:
Understand the potential for university and college campuses to influence the environmental impact of campus resources.

Begin a strategy for viewing college and university campuses in a systems context.

Learn about emerging environmental curricula in a variety of disciplines.

Hear the latest developments in environmentally sound physical plant management techniques.

Identify ways to connect the campus to the community.

?This is one of the best conferences I have attended.?
?2001 Participant
?I learned that other universities are making good progress toward sustainability, which is inspiring even if my own university has a long way to go.?
?2001 Participant
?The conference is great. I am always looking for ways and ideas on how to
improve the environmental stewardship of the campus.?
?2001 Participant

Vital Link
Our society needs ideas and actions that enhance the environmental health and integrity of the places where we live and work. Educational institutions are complex human communities that pose unique opportunities to explore, understand, and respond to the interrelationship of environmental issues. College and university campuses can be a vital link bridging current community needs and understandings with future visions.
?Greening? directly influences every aspect of human culture. It impacts economic, political, technical, philosophical, and cognitive practices in a complex interweaving of ideas and actions.
Management of environmental resources on college and university campuses can have long-term effects on the institutions themselves and on society as a whole. This is a unique opportunity to share effective ideas on environmental issues.

Paper Sessions: Papers selected from abstracts submitted as a result of this call for papers will be presented in moderated sessions.
Poster Sessions: Posters selected from submitted abstracts will be presented at the conference.
Plenary Sessions: Prominent professionals will be invited to speak in their area of expertise at these sessions for all conference attendees.
Workshops: Selected workshops will offer more detailed treatment of specific topics than is possible in shorter sessions.
Forums: Less formal panel discussions and forums will be organized in response to issues of current interest.
Exhibit Hall: Information about environment-related organizations, product suppliers, school curricula, and degree programs will be available.
Special Activities: Field station tours, bike trail riding, tree planting, and site visits will be offered on Saturday.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, 55 miles northeast of Indianapolis in the heart of the Midwest. The campus is accessible by car and from Cincinnati, Dayton, and Indianapolis airports.

More Information
For more information please call, write or e-mail:
Becky Amato
University College NQ 323
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0220

Phone: (765) 285-2385
Fax: (765) 285-2384 Top of Page

Conference Information and Registration

Presentation Categories
Technical Facilities Planning
-Physical Plant Management
-Energy Conservation Strategies
-Campus Transportation Systems

-Campus Setting: An Environmental Teaching Tool
-Curriculum Transformation
-Environmental Education and University
-Outreach Programs
-Campus-Based Research Programs

Social, Political, Spiritual
-Cultural Values and Environmental Ethics
-Campus Beautification
-Model Environmental Policies and Practices
-Special Programs
-Student Group Opportunities
-Grassroots Organizations

Scheduled Keynote Speakers

David Orr is a pioneer in environmental literacy, campus ecology, and ecological design. He chairs Oberlin College?s environmental studies program, housed in the internationally renowned Adam Joseph Lewis Center. He has received the National Wildlife Federation?s National Conservation Achievement Award and is the education editor for Conservation Biology.

Christine Ervin is president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, a national coalition that promotes environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy buildings. She also is a board officer for the Energy Trust of Oregon and was assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy?s $1 billion portfolio of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Pliny Fisk III is co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, whose leadership in life-cycle sustainable design and development has earned national and international awards. He also has served on the President?s Task Force on Sustainable Communities and received the Passive Solar Pioneer Award from the American Solar Energy Society in 2000.

Michael Ogden is one of the most experienced engineers in the design and project management of onsite natural treatment systems for wastewater, sewage, and stormwater. He is a founding director of Natural Systems International and has completed more than 500 treatment systems and constructed wetlands projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China.

David Quammen is a renowned nature writer whose books include the award-winning Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction. He is a two-time winner of the National Magazine Award for his science essays and his columns in Outside magazine, and he received an Academy Award in Literature. He edited The Best American Science and Nature Writing in 2000.

Jane Shaw is a senior associate of the Political Economy Research Center (PERC) and an advocate of market approaches to environmental issues. A former Business Week editor, she directs PERC?s editorial outreach program and has written or edited more than 100 published articles on environmental issues. She also helped develop PERC?s Environmental Education Program.

Mathis Wackernagel developed the widely used sustainability measure, the ?Ecological Footprint,? and is director of the Indicators Program at Redefining Progress, a San Francisco-based activist think tank that promotes tools for building a sustainable future. He also coordinates the Centre for Sustainability Studies at Anahuac University of Xalapa, Mexico. Top of Page

Conference Schedule

3:00 P.M. Registration
6:00 P.M. Welcome Reception (Alumni Center
7:30 A.M. Registration
8:00 A.M. Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Welcome/Introductions
9:00 A.M. Plenary Session: David Orr
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Paper Sessions
Noon Lunch
1:00 P.M. Plenary Session: Jane Shaw
2:00 P.M. Break
2:15 P.M. Paper Sessions
3:45 P.M. Interaction/Poster Sessions
5:00 P.M. Dinner on Your Own
7:00 P.M. Evening Program: David Quammen

7:30 A.M. Registration
8:00 A.M. Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Plenary Session: Christine Ervin
9:30 A.M. Discussion
10:00 A.M. Break
10:15 A.M. Paper Sessions
Noon Lunch
1:00 P.M. Plenary Session: Mathis Wackernagel
2:00 P.M. Break
2:15 P.M. Paper Sessions
3:45 P.M. Interaction/Poster Sessions
6:00 P.M. Dinner
7:00 P.M. Plenary Session: Pliny Fisk III
8:00 P.M. Reception (E. B. Ball Center)

7:30 A.M. Registration
8:00 A.M. Breakfast
8:30 A.M. Plenary Session: Michael Ogden
9:30 A.M. Break
9:45 A.M. Workshops
11:00 A.M. Break
11:15 A.M. Workshops
12:30 P.M. Lunch/Reflection Forum
1:30 P.M. Connecting to Place Activities
3:30 P.M. Connecting to Place Activities
5:30 P.M. Adjournm
Geographical Scope: National

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