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Sustainability initiatives at Clemson University presented in 6th I.S.L.E. project meeting

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Sustainability initiatives at Clemson University, presentation at 6th I.S.L.E. project meeting

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  • 1. Dr. R. David LamieClemson Institute for Economic and Community Development School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina U.S.A. dlamie@clemson.edu I.S.L.E. Erasmus Network Innovations Workshop 12 March 2013 Maribor, Slovenia
  • 2.  Land Grant University – Morrill Land Grant Act, 1863 (Clemson established 1889 as Clemson Agricultural College)  Research  Teaching  Extension – Smith/Lever Act of 1914 16-17,000 students  Undergraduate  graduate 8 Colleges
  • 3.  College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities College of Business and Behavioral Science College of Engineering and Science College of Health, Education and Human Development Calhoun Honors College Emeritus College Graduate School
  • 4.  5 Departments and Schools  School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences  Dept of Animal and Veterinary Sciences  Dept of Biological Sciences  Dept of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Science  Dept. of Genetics and Biochemistry Oldest College of University (but not always most appreciated) Academic Programs  Undergraduate  Graduate
  • 5.  Created in 2011 Brings together several “former” departments to increase administrative efficiencies and to foster trans- disciplinary collaboration, innovation, and synergies www.clemson.edu/cafls/safes
  • 6.  To what extent are there organized networks of teachers of sustainability?  In North America  In the United States  In my state  At my institution If not well-organized, what are the benefits and costs of better organization? Whose job is it to facilitate organization? How do our efforts compare to those in Europe? How can we best facilitate an exchange of knowledge across the Atlantic?
  • 7.  American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Sustainable Endowments Institute – College Sustainability Report Card Alliance to Save Energy – Green Campus Program National Wildlife Federation – Campus Ecology Program Extension Sustainability Summit http://wrdc.usu.edu/htm/programs/ess/
  • 8.  Lists under “North American Collegiate Sustainability Programs” – wikipedia
  • 9.  Environment and Sustainability Program – University of South Carolina http://www.environ.sc.edu/ Sustainability at Furman University
  • 10.  President’s Council on Sustainability - http://www.clemson.edu/sustainability/  Efforts at Clemson, Academics and Research, Syllabus Repository – search on keyword “sustainability” https://syllabus.app.clemson.edu/
  • 11.  Visiting Scholar or Scholar Exchange Opportunities Student Exchanges and Internships Study Tours --- for students or non-student professionals Longer-term --- joint academic programs Linking with Sustainable Development networks and/or development of a joint conference between ISLE and North American initiatives.
  • 12.  dlamie@clemson.edu
  • 13.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8eyn2JqvMQ&fe ature=youtube_gdata

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