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2014 Pre-Conference Workshop: Welcome to the ISCN


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2014 Pre-Conference Workshop: Welcome to the ISCN

  1. 1. ISCN 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop: Welcome to the ISCN Bernd Kasemir ISCN Program Manager
  2. 2. The ISCN A global forum … to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses … in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving … sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. 6/1/14 2
  3. 3. ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter Shared principles, individual targets (similar UN Global Compact) !  3 shared principles on !  Individual targets that each member school sets against these !  Accountability by members reporting regularly and publicly on progress !  Developed and disseminated with the WEF’s Global University Leaders Forum 6/1/14 3
  4. 4. Guidelines for specific topics under each principle (aligned with GRI, AASHE STARS) 6/1/14 4 Principle 1 Buildings and their sustainability impacts Principle 2 Campus-wide planning and target setting Principle 3 Integration of research, teaching, facilities, and outreach Resource use (energy, water and materials) Institution-wide carbon emissions Coursework integration Waste, recycling, and local emissions Master planning initiatives Social program integration Sustainability of current research/IT facilities Transportation Research/education on future sustainable research/IT facilities Users and accessibility Food purchasing Sustainability commitments and resources Building design aspects Social inclusion (diversity) and protection Land use and biodiversity impacts
  5. 5. Inspiration and formal endorsement !  Can be used informally as inspiration in developing campus sustainability programs !  Formal endorsement requires signature by President or Vice-Chancellor !  Charter endorsement establishes membership of the school in the ISCN !  For further information, please contact the ISCN Secretariat team: Zena Harris Heather VickeryMatt Gardner 6/1/14 5