Student Summit Details
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Host: AASHE, NWF Campus Ecology
Fee: $30 for member and non-member students
- 8am-1pm: Check In for Student Summit (AASHE registration table)
- 1pm-1:45pm: Welcome and Keynote, Gretchen Bleiler (rooms 205/207)
- 1:50-2:40pm: Breakout Session I
- Connecting Campus to the Wider Community (room 205/207): Students from University of South Carolina and Northern Arizona University lead a discussion/workshop about how sustainability efforts can go beyond the campus to have positive impacts with surrounding communities.
- Waste Management on Campus (room 203): Hear about successful efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle on campus from Yale University’s Spring Salvage event to composting at Swarthmore College and the “free store” at Bemidji State University.
- Sustainability Success Stories (room 301): Join students from the University of San Diego and the University of Alberta to discuss student-led sustainability initiatives, as well as their impacts on campus and in surrounding communities.
- 2:50-3:40pm: Breakout Session II
- Financing Sustainability Projects on Campus (room 205/207): Join students from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and Northern Arizona University to learn about successful green funds/fees and other green financing mechanisms.
- Changing Food and Waste Policies on Campus (room 203): Learn techniques to influence and establish campus policy from students at McGill University and DePauw University who have changed local food and bottled water policies.
- National Student Campaigns (room 301): Join the Sierra Student Coalition and National Wildlife Federation to learn about and discuss the campus Beyond Coal and Power Vote campaigns, as well as the Power Shift conference coming this spring.
- 3:45- 4:30pm: Open Space Session
- (room 205/207) Are there issues or topics you want to discuss with other students that are not on the agenda? Would you like to spend more time on one of the workshop topics? This open space time will allow you the opportunity to discuss any topics you would like to in small groups. You do not need to be an expert to lead a discussion nor do you need to prepare a presentation - you just need to have an interest in the subject and be willing to start the conversation. So come prepared with your questions and curiosity and you’ll have a space to meet other students with similar interests and ideas!
- 4:30-4:45pm: Closing remarks, a word from our sponsor (ARAMARK) and a Kindle will be given away to one lucky student (compliments of ARAMARK).
Organizers and Presenters
NWF Campus Ecology
AASHE and the National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program invite college and university students from the United States and Canada to attend the 2010 Student Summit. The goal of the summit is to allow students to collaborate on projects taking place on their campuses, to share best practices, to learn about new and innovative initiatives, and to give students an opportunity to develop solutions to climate change on their campuses and in their regions.
The event will offer several "how to" workshops, networking time, and a free-for-all breakout session where students will break off into groups to discuss topics of their choice.
Student Summit Keynote Speaker
Gretchen Bleiler, Olympian
Sunday Afternoon, October 10, 2010
Gretchen Bleiler is one of the most accomplished female snowboarders in the world. As a top to her incredible list of medals and contest wins, Gretchen won the silver medal in Women’s Halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. During the 2007-08 season, Gretchen competed in contests with the US Snowboarding Team, winning the Abominable Snow Jam, The Breckenridge Grand Prix and the 2008 Winter X Games. In early 2010, she returned to compete in her 2nd Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, holding one of the four female spots on the US Olympic Snowboard Team.
Gretchen aspired to compete in the Olympic Games from a very young age and found her passion in snowboarding at age 11 in the mountains of Colorado. As an active spokesperson in the fight against global warming, she works closely with stopglobalwarming.org to build awareness around climate change. Her environmental awareness extends into her eco friendly outerwear line with Oakley, and new K2 EcoPop Snowboard, driving the snowsport industry toward a sustainable vision. She is now recognized as a role model, pioneer and advocate both for her sport and for raising awareness around climate change issues.
Community Service Opportunities
Coinciding with 350.org's 10-10-10 Get to Work Day, which centers on the need to get to work on climate change, AASHE will be providing attendees of the Student Summit with information on community service opportunities in the Denver area.
If you are planning to participate in a community service project:
Meet us at the Big Blue Bear sculpture at the Colorado Convention Center at 9:15 am on 10.10.10. We’ll walk to the capitol steps together at 9:30 am. Join us on the steps of the Colorado state capitol at 10 am, just a short walk from the AASHE conference space.
In solidarity with people around the planet working to protect our Earth, we will break into small groups and hit the streets. The best part is, you get to choose your own adventure! AASHE conference attendees can participate in a tree planting, river clean-up or a Greenpeace Coal Campaign aerial-art video.
Please e-mail email@example.com to RSVP for the volunteer opportunity you would like to participate in! Whatever you choose, choose to get involved! You won't want to miss this!
Check out this message from Bill McKibben, 350.org Co-founder and Global Organizer!
Promote AASHE 2010 and the Student Summit on your campus!
Click here for an AASHE 2010/Student Summit flier which can be be printed double sided and used for circulation on your campus, at job fairs, sustainability fairs, Earh Day events and throughout Service Learning Centers!
More details coming soon.