Net Positive for Higher Education
Pre-Conference Workshop: NET POSITIVE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (1.5 CEUs)
Dano Weisbord of Smith, Laura Draucker of Amherst, Nicole Tichenor of UNH, and Heather Henrickson of Harvard
October 2, 2017, 3PM - 4:30 PM at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH
Workshop Description: Many Universities have set "Net Zero" targets in relation to climate change, pursuing reductions in their near-scope emissions, followed by offsets. Is there a more impactful -- and mission-relevant -- way for universities to harness and help super-charge innovation on campus for global impact? This workshop will explore how universities can set Net Positive sustainability targets for climate and beyond, and how Higher Education can join, and collaboratively help to lead the Net Positive movement. We will hear from representatives at several universities about how and why they believe that Net Positive may be a turning-point for sustainability of, and from, Higher Ed.