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


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

  1. 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. I.S.L.E. Erasmus Network Innovations Workshop 12 March 2013 Maribor, Slovenia
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5.  Created in 2011 Brings together several “former” departments to increase administrative efficiencies and to foster trans- disciplinary collaboration, innovation, and synergies
  6. 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. 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
  8. 8.  Lists under “North American Collegiate Sustainability Programs” – wikipedia
  9. 9.  Environment and Sustainability Program – University of South Carolina Sustainability at Furman University
  10. 10.  President’s Council on Sustainability -  Efforts at Clemson, Academics and Research, Syllabus Repository – search on keyword “sustainability”
  11. 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.
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