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2014 ISCN Working Group 2: Key Findings

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2014 ISCN Working Group 2: Key Findings

  1. 1. Working Group 2
  2. 2. Working Group 2 Campus wide planning and target setting. Research Agenda: Principle 2 of the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter To ensure long-term sustainable campus development, campus-wide master planning and target-setting should include environmental and social goals. ISCN 2014 | Pushing Boundaries
  3. 3. WG2: Key Issues Discussed !  Climate preparedness !  The planning experience of Boston and Cambridge MA !  Human Health !  Exposure to chemicals / Indoor air quality !  Sustainable food initiatives ISCN 2014 | Pushing Boundaries
  4. 4. WG2: Key Findings !  CAMPUSES AND CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS (CP) - PROPOSALS !  Some universities established expert groups on adaptation and have experience in risk management !  We have to learn from past events (also from campuses that experienced environmental disasters !  Environmental refugees is going to become a hot topic !  Working on the communication and reach-out of preparedness/ adaptation/mitigation (are ley people informed?) !  Moving attention from climate prediction and modeling alone, to action (the scale of the campus might be a good start!) ISCN 2014 | Pushing Boundaries
  5. 5. WG2: Key Findings !  CAMPUSES AND CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS (CP) - PROPOSALS !  Some universities established expert groups on adaptation and have experience in risk management !  We have to learn from past events (also from campuses that experienced environmental disasters !  Environmental refugees is going to become a hot topic !  Working on the communication and reach-out of preparedness/ adaptation/mitigation (are ley people informed?) !  Moving attention from climate prediction and modeling alone, to action (the scale of the campus might be a good start!) ISCN 2014 | Pushing Boundaries
  6. 6. WG2: Key Findings !  HUMAN HEALTH AND EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS and SUSTAINABLE FOOD - ISSUES !  In common: chemicals and ingredients are inputs for our body !  Conflicting certification of chemicals !  Huge amount of chemicals that are present in our daily life, especially in indoors (and only few ones are tested and certified – about 7%) !  Red list of chemicals proposed by the Living Building Challenge 3.0 as a reference for universities !  Relationship space and exposure of chemicals (Harvard study on dorms) ISCN 2014 | Pushing Boundaries
  7. 7. WG2: Key Findings !  HUMAN HEALTH AND EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS - PROPOSALS !  Green products purchase !  Inventory of chemicals in the labs !  Personal care WS !  SUSTAINABLE FOOD !  Healthy framework !  Food for life program > freshly prepared, preparation of food certified and mapped !  Sustainable diet on campus to minimize meet consumption (meet less days, vegetarian restaurants) ISCN 2014 | Pushing Boundaries
  8. 8. WG2: Goals for 2014/2015 !  Promoting a collaboration through ISCN / online WS on the topic of CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS (CP) !  Posing more attention to chemicals and green chemistry and communicating the topic to the community ISCN 2014 | Pushing Boundaries

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