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UC Santa Barbara

July 9th-12th, 2018

2018 Concurrent Sessions

Energy
Green Building O & M
Green Building NC & R
Climate Action
Curriculum
Food Systems
Institutionalizing Sustainability
Procurement
Social Equity
Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
Transportation
Waste Management
Water and Landscape

Responsibly Meeting Energy Needs Through Innovative Energy Solar Technology

Topic Area(s): Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

 Bren Hall 1414

This session will exemplify how three different higher education institutions are utilizing innovative Solar and Battery Technology to responsibly meet their growing energy needs. UCSB has increased it’s onsite renewable energy generating capacity tenfold through a multi-site PPA. While SCCCD Solar initiative has created a greenhouse gas reduction equivalent to 8,112 metric tons of Co2. By leveraging a Public-Private partnership CSU Long Beach has created a 4.75 MW solar project that is the largest solar installation within the CSU system.

Speakers:

Jordan Sager, Campus Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Santa Barbara

Holli Fajack, Sustainability Coordinator, Physical Planning & Facilities Management; Office of Sustainability, CSU Long Beach

Shannon Robertson, Construction Services Manager, Construction Services & District Operations, State Center Community College District

Moderator:

Roy Hapeman, Energy Manager, County of Santa Barbara

 

Living Experience in Green Building

Topic Area(s): Energy and Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

 Bio engineering 1001

Would you like to get a first hand experience of how Green buildings are impacting daily living experiences? This session shall present a comprehensive overview of two Green Building residence buildings and one dining common. UC Santa Barbara presents the Portola Dining Commons that is LEED Platinum with a interactive tour after the presentation, and also its Charles T Munger Physics Residence.

Speakers:

Mark Rousseau, MS, Assistant Director of Energy & Environmental Services, Residential Operations, Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

Brian Graham, LEED AP, MS, Director of Residential Operations, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

Danielle Kemp, RD, Dietitian, Purchasing and Systems Manager, Residential Dining Services, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

James M Brill, MA, Residence Manager, Charles T Munger Physics Residence, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Glen Brandenburg, Director of Facilities and Sustainability, Associated Students, San Diego State University

 

Fellows in Facilities: From Verified Savings Projects to Integrated Sustainability

Topic Area(s): Energy and Green Building Operations and Maintenance

Level of Attainability:  Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1414

Through Strategic Energy Innovation’s Climate Corps fellowship program, dedicated emerging sustainability professionals are recruited and placed at a higher education (college, university, or district) site. PG&E or the local utility helps to fund the innovative fellowship while Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) and the campus staff partner (typically in facilities) collaborate to scope the Fellow’s position and breadth of projects. Fellows gain professional training and development through SEI, but report directly to campus staff on a full-time basis.

Speakers:

Catherine Patton, Sustainability and Energy Management Associate, Mendocino Lake Community College District

MacAdam Lojowsky, LEED AP O+M, Director, Facilities, Mendocino Lake Community

College District

Isaac Knipfing, Utility & Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance, & Operations, San Mateo Community College District

Erik Eriksen, Energy Analyst, Energy Services, Physical Planning, Development & Operations, UC Santa Cruz

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Facilities Department, Sonoma County Junior College District

Alison Erlenbach, Senior Program Manager, Government and Community Partnerships, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

 

Smart Labs and Medical Facilities

Topic Area(s): Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1424

Tuesday July 10th, 2:40pm – 3:55pm

Healthcare and research buildings are well known as energy hogs. Ample, cost-effective opportunities exist to save energy, but the combination of regulatory hurdles, potential liability risks, and complex, critical systems present significant barriers. UC Irvine will present on a deferred maintenance project for a medical research laboratory building. The UCI project upgraded the building to a Smart Lab with new mechanical equipment, full digital variable air volume lab controls, room pressure monitors, centralized demand control ventilation, and LED lighting with centralized networked control.   UCLA Medical Center will present on a retro-commissioning project, where they identified numerous energy efficiency measures with estimated savings potential totalling at 1,841,219 kWh/yr of electricity, 10,814,666 ton-hr/yr of chilled water, and 72,416 MMBtu/yr of steam. UC Santa Barbara will present on a study done of warming up ultra low temperature freezers from -80 to -70 degrees. This change in freezer temperature, can result in a 30% energy savings.

Speakers:

Cameron Scott Guiliano-Puzi,  Laboratory Assessment Coordinator, LabRATS; Undergraduate Student, Microbiology, UC Santa Barbara

Jonathan Smithers,  PE, CEM, LEED AP, Energy Manager, UCLA Health System, UC Los Angeles

Grace Junge, PE, LEED AP, Energy Engineer, Engineering, Empowered Solutions

Moderator:

Anna Levitt, PE, CEM, Energy Manager, Medical Center, UC San Diego

 

Implementing Effective Electric Vehicle and Solar Charging Programs – Moving into the Future

Topic Area(s): Transportation, Climate Action, and Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Phelps Hall 3523

Tuesday July 10th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

Electric vehicle and solar charging programs are a necessary component of any campus parking and transportation program hoping to achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions, yet many issues arise in terms of program management and operation, policy and access, and infrastructure and electricity costs. This session will focus on how two campuses have implemented and promoted their electric vehicle charging programs through recent years and provide great case studies of Berkeley National Lab’s EV Charging Program and UC Irvine’s multi-faceted marketing and policy based strategy for EV fleet conversion. The final presentation highlights student projects focused on bringing together solar energy with place making and design thinking, empowering youth to become active participants in this new broad network of climate change innovators. Learn how design and engineering students have worked together on collaborative campus solar charging station projects and data logging at UC Davis, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Speakers:

Karen Salvini, Sustainability Project Manager, Lab Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ronald Fleming, MPA, EMCM, CCSP, Director, Transportation & Distribution Services, UC Irvine

Beth Ferguson, MFA, Assistant Professor, Design, UC Davis

Moderator:

Arjun Sarkar, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Transportation & Parking Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

The Opportunities and Challenges of Aggressive Climate Action

Topic Area(s): Energy and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Tuesday July 10th 4:05-5:20

How are different universities approaching aggressive climate action? What challenges do they all share? How do approaches compare at small vs. large campuses, public vs. private institutions, liberal arts vs. research focused campuses? Dave Karlsgodt, host of the Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast, will moderate a panel with representatives from the University of California System, California State University Chico, California Institute of Technology and Santa Clara University.

Speakers:

Tyler Durchslag-Richardson,  MPP, PMP, LEED Green Associate, Sustainability Analyst, Facilities, California Institute of Technology

Eric Eberhardt, Director, Energy Services, UC Office of the President

Fletcher Alexander, Sustainability Programs Manager, Sustainability, CSU Chico

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

David J Karlsgodt, Podcast Host, Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast, Fovea, LLC

 

Green Building Impact on Sustainable Campuses

Topic Area(s): Energy & Green Building New Construction and Renovations

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Wednesday July 11th 8:00am-9:15am

This session will include three presentations centered around the awareness of certification; what it brings to the table and how it is relevant to our buildings. How are the elements of this high level certification communicated to the occupants and users of these buildings? How well has the certification criteria held up after a few years of occupancy. Come join members of San Francisco State University, UC Davis and UC Berkeley as they walk us through their process.

Speakers:

JIll Anthes, LEED AP, Executive Director, Planning and Design, San Francisco State University

Mitch Fine, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, WRNS Studio

Amy Burns, MBA, Green Building Coordinator, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis

Mark Klein, WELL AP, BREEAM In-Use Assessor, LEED AP, Sustainability Operations Manager, Health Buildings; Faculty, USGBC

Barry Giles, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow, CEO, BRE America

Scott Shackleton, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Ryan Jang, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal; Architect, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Gwen Fuertes, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Designer, Building Scientist and Sustainability Lead, LMS Architects

Moderator:

Matt St. Clair, Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

Fellows in Facilities: From Verified Savings Projects to Integrated Sustainability

Topic Area(s): Energy and Green Building Operations and Maintenance

Level of Attainability:  Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1414

Through Strategic Energy Innovation’s Climate Corps fellowship program, dedicated emerging sustainability professionals are recruited and placed at a higher education (college, university, or district) site. PG&E or the local utility helps to fund the innovative fellowship while Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) and the campus staff partner (typically in facilities) collaborate to scope the Fellow’s position and breadth of projects. Fellows gain professional training and development through SEI, but report directly to campus staff on a full-time basis.

Speakers:

Catherine Patton, Sustainability and Energy Management Associate, Mendocino Lake Community College District

MacAdam Lojowsky, LEED AP O+M, Director, Facilities, Mendocino Lake Community

College District

Isaac Knipfing, Utility & Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance, & Operations, San Mateo Community College District

Erik Eriksen, Energy Analyst, Energy Services, Physical Planning, Development & Operations, UC Santa Cruz

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Facilities Department, Sonoma County Junior College District

Alison Erlenbach, Senior Program Manager, Government and Community Partnerships, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

 

Recycled Water & Sustainable Landscapes Leading to Greener Campuses

Topic Area(s): Water and Landscaping & Green Building Operations and Maintenance

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Tuesday July 10th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

Without water there is no resilience. The challenges facing the State and our schools in terms of water are well known and documented. Learn how three different California colleges approached water conservation and utilization in different and unique ways. From using recycled water for cooling towers to building a comprehensive Sustainable Landscape plan, CSU Channel Islands, UC Irvine and CSU Dominguez Hills all have hard earned lessons to share at this exciting presentations.

Speakers:

Coleen Halloran Barsley, BEME, CEM, Sustainability and Operations Analyst, Facilities Services, CSU Channel Islands

Richard Demerjian, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Planning and Sustainability, UC Irvine

Mark Tettemer, MPA, Recycled Water Development Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District

Ellie Perry, LEED AP, MEM, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, CSU Dominguez Hills

Moderator:

Matthew O’Carroll, MESM, Refuse, Recycling, and Water Efficiency Manager, Facilities Management, UC Santa Barbara

Living Experience in Green Building

Topic Area(s): Energy and Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bioengineering 1001

Would you like to get a first hand experience of how Green buildings are impacting daily living experiences? This session shall present a comprehensive overview of two Green Building residence buildings and one dining common. UC Santa Barbara presents the Portola Dining Commons that is LEED Platinum with a interactive tour after the presentation, and also its Charles T Munger Physics Residence.

Speakers:

Mark Rousseau, MS, Assistant Director of Energy & Environmental Services, Residential Operations, Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

Brian Graham, LEED AP, MS, Director of Residential Operations, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

Danielle Kemp, RD, Dietitian, Purchasing and Systems Manager, Residential Dining Services, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

James M Brill, MA, Residence Manager, Charles T Munger Physics Residence, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Glen Brandenburg, Director of Facilities and Sustainability, Associated Students, San Diego State University

 

Steps Toward Sustainability in Lab and IT Spaces

Topic Area(s): Green Building New Construction and Renovations and Overall Sustainable Design

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Engineering Science Building 1001

Labs and IT facilities typically require intense energy access for research, sometimes 24 hours a day. This session looks at ways to reduce this load on academic campuses through renovations, working groups and sustainable construction design. Listen to how CSU and UC foci have addressed these energy demanding assets.

Speakers:

John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Laboratory Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Deirdre Carter, PE, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Laboratory Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Amorette Getty, PhD, LabRATS Co-Director; Chair, Lab Ventilation Working Group, Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Katie LePlace, Senior Construction Manager, Campus Planning and Development, CSU Monterey Bay

Moderator:

Julie Hendricks, 

 

Green Building Impact on Sustainable Campuses

Topic Area(s): Energy & Green Building New Construction and Renovations

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Wednesday July 11th 8:00am-9:15am

This session will include three presentations centered around the awareness of certification; what it brings to the table and how it is relevant to our buildings. How are the elements of this high level certification communicated to the occupants and users of these buildings? How well has the certification criteria held up after a few years of occupancy. Come join members of San Francisco State University, UC Davis and UC Berkeley as they walk us through their process.

Speakers:

JIll Anthes, LEED AP, Executive Director, Planning and Design, San Francisco State University

Mitch Fine, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, WRNS Studio

Amy Burns, MBA, Green Building Coordinator, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis

Mark Klein, WELL AP, BREEAM In-Use Assessor, LEED AP, Sustainability Operations Manager, Health Buildings; Faculty, USGBC

Barry Giles, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow, CEO, BRE America

Scott Shackleton, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Ryan Jang, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal; Architect, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Gwen Fuertes, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Designer, Building Scientist and Sustainability Lead, LMS Architects

Moderator:

Matt St. Clair, Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

Innovative Sustainable Spaces and Classrooms

Topic Area(s): Green Building New Construction and renovations & Water and Landscaping

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bioengineering 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

This session will highlight two LEED Platinum Buildings, the CSUN Zero Net Energy Sustainability Center and UC Merced’s Classroom and Office Building 2. Funded by the Associated Students and the campus, the CSUN project consists of an office building and a covered recycling yard.  The building is designed to be ZNE, with a 24kW PV array, domestic solar hot water system, gray water irrigation, energy efficient lighting/daylighting, and three 0.05 gpf composting toilets. Wastewater from toilets is reduced by 95%. UCM’s presentation will highlight the use of passive solar design for windows, walls, and floors in this building which were designed to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. The Classroom and Office 2 Building also has 51% recycled content in its building materials and reduced water consumption in the building by 43% using water efficient fixtures.

Speakers:

Catherine Kniazewycz, AIA, LEED AP, Campus Architect, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CSU Northridge

David Crandall, Executive Director, Associated Students, CSU Northridge

Rolando Valiente, IFMA, Sustainability and Recycling Manager, Associated Students, CSU Northridge

Mark Maxwell , LEED AP, Assistant Director, Sustainability, UC Merced

Moderator:

Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability, Geography, UC Santa Barbara

Comprehensive Carbon Offsets Strategy to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Topic Area(s): Climate Action

Level of Attainability:  Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

This session will offer a forum for discussing carbon offset program and procurement strategies. Researchers at UCSB will provide an overview of carbon offset projects, including common types of offsets, the pros and cons of different  purchasing strategies, and how to develop local offset programs. Researchers at UC Berkeley will present on the quality of offset credits on the voluntary offset market, how to assess offset quality (including project additionality), and the opportunities created by offsets to provide applied educational experiences to students and to support university research. Presentations will be followed with audience discussion.

Speakers:

Dr. Barbara Haya, PhD, Research Fellow, Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute, UC Berkeley

Elizabeth Szulc, Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies; Physical Geography, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

David Lea, PhD, Professor, Earth Science, UC Santa Barbara

 

Students Taking Strides Toward Sustainable Climate Change

Topic Area(s): Climate Change and Curriculum

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bioengineering 1001

This session will exemplify how three different schools are mobilizing student support to aid in the monitoring and transition to alternative energy sources. At the Bren School of Environmental Science, students and faculty have been conducting a comprehensive measurement of the GHG emissions produced by the school. Dr. Maggie Winslow has created a interdisciplinary Master’s program in Energy Systems management which will give students a strong foundation to engage in the new energy distribution opportunities.

Speakers:

Dr. Professor Sangwon Suh, PhD, Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara

Mark Biedlingmaier, Global Food Initiative Fellow of Community Gardens, Healthy Campus Initiative; Sustainability Analyst, Facilities Management; Undergraduate Student, Geography, Environmental Studies

Moderator:

Austin Mok, Director of Sustainability, Associated Students, UC Riverside; Undergraduate, Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside

 

Creating Comprehensive Sustainability Plans

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

This session showcases three ways universities are attempting to create comprehensive sustainability plans at their universities. The first presentation documents the creation of a newly created and implemented comprehensive strategic sustainability plan centered around resiliency at CSUSB. The second presentation will discuss the new Sustainability Strategic plan suite at SCU which was developed through a year long stakeholder informed process and includes a metric-tracking website. The third presentation is the Large Scale Planning CSU Best Practice Winner. The CSU Monterey Bay Living Community Challenge Vision Plan offers a framework for planning efforts to integrate a deep and symbiotic relationship between people, nature, and all elements of the built environment.

Speakers:

Jennifer Sorenson, MPH, Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning and Management, CSU San Bernardino

Dr. Jennifer D Alford, PhD, Assistant Professor, Geography; Environmental Studies; Co-Chair, Resilient CSUSB Sustainability Taskforce, CSU San Bernardino

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

Lacey Raak, Sustainability Director, Sustainability; Campus Planning and Development, CSU Monterey Bay

 

Engaging Approaches to Achieve Lasting Sustainable Transportation Assemblages

Topic Area(s): Transportation and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1424

Interested in hearing about new exciting programs being utilized across CA to achieve significant carbon reductions? Then this is the session for you, as UCLA and Cal Poly SLO employ different tactics to achieve sustainable transportation assemblages. UCLA has implemented a Air Travel mitigation fee, and Cal Poly has used a comprehensive alternative transportation campaign to lessen the amount of cars used to get to campus.

Speakers:

Renee A. Fortier, Executive Director, Events & Transportation, UC Los Angeles

Marlene Cramer, CAPP, Associate Director, Transportation & Parking Services, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Moderator:

Nick Kordesch, Sustainability Specialist, Office Of Sustainability, San Francisco State University

 

Sustainability Planning for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) and Zero 

Topic Area(s): Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Tuesday July 10th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

This session will be a unique opportunity to view how differing Community College districts have worked cooperatively to plan for a ZNE buildings and GHG reduction in accordance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order. San Mateo County Community College District and Santa Rosa Junior College have partnered in creating a strategic energy planning plan that infuses sustainability initiatives into their Facilities Master Plans to create projects that will put the colleges on track for achieving their 2030 ZNE requirements.

Speakers:

Joe Fullerton, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Facilities Department, Sonoma County Junior College District

 

Implementing Effective Electric Vehicle and Solar Charging Programs – Moving into the Future

Topic Area(s): Transportation, Climate Action, and Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Phelps Hall 3523

Tuesday July 10th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

Electric vehicle and solar charging programs are a necessary component of any campus parking and transportation program hoping to achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions, yet many issues arise in terms of program management and operation, policy and access, and infrastructure and electricity costs. This session will focus on how two campuses have implemented and promoted their electric vehicle charging programs through recent years and provide great case studies of Berkeley National Lab’s EV Charging Program and UC Irvine’s multi-faceted marketing and policy based strategy for EV fleet conversion. The final presentation highlights student projects focused on bringing together solar energy with place making and design thinking, empowering youth to become active participants in this new broad network of climate change innovators. Learn how design and engineering students have worked together on collaborative campus solar charging station projects and data logging at UC Davis, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Speakers:

Karen Salvini, Sustainability Project Manager, Lab Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ronald Fleming, MPA, EMCM, CCSP, Director, Transportation & Distribution Services, UC Irvine

Beth Ferguson, MFA, Assistant Professor, Design, UC Davis

Moderator:

Arjun Sarkar, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Transportation & Parking Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

The Opportunities and Challenges of Aggressive Climate Action

Topic Area(s): Energy and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Tuesday July 10th 4:05-5:20

How are different universities approaching aggressive climate action? What challenges do they all share? How do approaches compare at small vs. large campuses, public vs. private institutions, liberal arts vs. research focused campuses? Dave Karlsgodt, host of the Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast, will moderate a panel with representatives from the University of California System, California State University Chico, California Institute of Technology and Santa Clara University.

Speakers:

Tyler Durchslag-Richardson,  MPP, PMP, LEED Green Associate, Sustainability Analyst, Facilities, California Institute of Technology

Eric Eberhardt, Director, Energy Services, UC Office of the President

Fletcher Alexander, Sustainability Programs Manager, Sustainability, CSU Chico

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

David J Karlsgodt, Podcast Host, Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast, Fovea, LLC

 

UC as a Scalable Collaboratory for Society, Energy, and Environment

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bioengineering 1001

Tuesday Jult 10th, 4:05pm-5:20pm

The TomKat Strategic Communications Working Group (SCWG) report provides a recommendation to develop a campus-based, system-wide Collaboratory (CoLab) that provides applied-research and education opportunities through alignment of the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) with the University’s primary vision. This presentation will include a discussion of the CoLab concept and a world cafe session in which attendees may provide suggestions for potential CoLab projects, along with implementation, research, and education components of what a CoLab could be.

Speakers:

Dr. Roger Bales , PhD, Distinguished Professor, School of Engineering, UC Merced

Dr. Barbara Haya, PhD, Research Fellow, Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute, UC Berkeley

Colleen McCormick, MPH, LEED AP O+M, Director of Sustainability, UC Merced

Lisa Leombruni, PhD, Lecturer, Director, Environmental Communication Program, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

Unique Approaches of Integrating Sustainability within Curriculum

Topic Area(s): Curriculum

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 4016

There is a wide array of opportunities to provide students sustainability experiences. This session will provide examples of how sustainability is integrated into academic departments across a campus through collaboration between graduates and faculty, how a sustainability lab engages students in sustainable development and design and how students collaboratively work toward LEED certification of a campus building.

Speakers:

Sue Carter, Professor, Physics, UC Santa Cruz

Dr. Tela Favaloro, Lecturer, Project Scientist, Electrical Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Brandon Kaysen, LEED AP (O+M), MESM, Lecturer, Environmental Studies Department, UC Santa Barbara

Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD, Professor, Science, Math and Technology, Skyline College

Mary Thomasmeyer, Sustainability Coordinator, Science Math and Technology, Skyline College

Moderator:

Margot McDonald, LEED AP BD+C, Professor, Architecture Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

 

Sustainability Within Your Home, Classroom, Lab, and Community

Topic Area(s): Curriculum and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General

Bren Hall 1414

Tuesday July 10th, 4:05pm-5:20pm

This session combines presentations on course material integrating sustainability. A Cal Poly professor discusses how he is able to exercise sustainability in every aspect of his life: teaching, service, research, and at home. Cal Poly will share about their interdisciplinary program, “Creating Sustainable Communities,” a year-long course that culminates to a service learning project for a community organization. Isla Vista Open Lab is a course offered through UCSB faculty to allow students to conduct research and propose concepts surrounding local development and stewardship.

Speakers:

Pete Schwartz, PhD, Instructor, Physics, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Gregg Fiegel, PhD, PE, GE, Director, University Honors Program; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Tom Trice, PhD, Professor, History, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Jay Freeman, Director, Isla Vista Community Services District; Vice President, Isla Vista Downtown Business Association; Co-Facilitator, Isla Vista Open Lab; Chief Technology Officer, Orchid Labs; Member, SaurikIT

Moderator:

Michelle LaPorte, Director,  Azusa Pacific University

 

Sustainable Education through Internships and Partnerships

 

Topic Area(s): Curriculum & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Ellison Hall 2620

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

Student engagement is crucial in maintaining a healthy, sustainable campus. This session will discuss ways in which you can get students involved in and excited about real sustainable change. From UC Santa Cruz’s Education for Sustainable Living Program, to the successful CSU San Marcos Internship Program, to CSU Monterey Bay’s regional governing body partnership program, this session will cover great ideas to get students some experience in activism, sustainability, and internships!

Speakers:

Sophia Kang, Organizer, Education for Sustainable Living Program; Undergraduate Student, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz

Sonia Schendel, Organizer, Education for Sustainable Living Program; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies; Education, UC Santa Cruz

Gabie Darlak, Organizer, Education for Sustainable Living Program; Undergraduate Student, Community Studies; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, Safety, Risk, and Sustainability, CSU San Marcos

Dr. Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, CSU Monterey Bay

Moderator:

Kristen Wonder, Campus Sustainability Coordinator, San Jose State University

Cultivate Our Planet: Sustainable Practices and Efforts Toward Food Security

Topic Area(s): Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

Across institutions we can see UC, CSU, and Private institutions taking strides to sustainably create food-secure campuses. This session will focus on three presentations highlighting the need for MBA programs to include sustainability curriculum at Woodbury University, CSUN’s changes to its food landscape, aiming towards a closed-loop food system, and UCSB and their partnership with the Santa Barbara County Food Bank in an effort to increase CalFresh applications .

Speakers:

Satinder K. Dhiman, PhD, EdD, Associated Dean, School of Business; MBA Director and Chairperson; Professor of Management, Woodbury University

Frida Endinjok, Chair of Sustainability, Associated Students; President, Food Recovery Network, CSU Northridge

Sarah E. Johnson, Sustainability Program Analyst, CSU Northridge

Evan Baumann, Social Service Program Outreach Specialist, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Moderator:

Claudia Johnson, Director, Dual Enrollment, Schott Campus, Santa Barbara City College

 

Tackling Campus Food insecurity Through Agriculture

Topic Area(s): Food Systems, Social Equity, Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Growing and distributing food on campus increases healthy, fresh, whole food that’s available to members our campus communities that are not food secure. Come and learn about UC Davis’ Community Table Project that is donating Student Farm produce to campus distribution partners and co-developing programs that celebrate cultural connections to food while CSU Bakersfield’s Food Pantry and Edible Garden are dynamic, interdepartmental relationships that engage students, faculty, and staff from numerous disciplines to fight food insecurity on campus. UCSB’s Edible Campus Program’s farm project will use the farm to transform underutilized spaces into beautiful, fruitful, and fully productive food gardens.

Speakers:

Abraham Cazares, Community Education Specialist, Student Farm, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Summer Sullivan, Edible Garden Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Kassandra Hernandez, Food Pantry Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Evelyn Young Spath, EdD, Chief of Staff to the President, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Samantha M Moore, Operations Coordinator, Associated Students Department of Public Works; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Adory Khandaker, Coordinator, Edible Campus Program, Sustainability Program; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Audrey Horn, Fellow, UC Global Food Initiative, Undergraduate Student, Biopsychology, UC Santa Barbara

 

Sustainable Food Sourcing

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Ellison Hall 2620

Date & Time: Tuesday July 10th, 9:25am-10:40am

This panel session combines the idea Food Service Contracts as a vehicle toward sustainable food sourcing, and the reality of 8 campus assessments that are working toward sustainable food policy. These assessments are part of statewide CSU Sustainability Food Policy goals of 20% sustainable food purchases by 2020, according to the Real Food Challenge guidelines. This session will present resources and case studies of universities that have used Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and foodservice contracts to source a majority of their food from sustainable sources.

Speakers:

Rosie Linares-Díaz, California Regional Coordinator, Real Food Challenge

Sidney Corkery, Real Food Challenge Coordinator, Associated Students, CSU Chico

Clement Tsang, California Assistant Coordinator, Real Food Challenge

Andrew deCoriolis, Director of Engagement, Leadership Circle, Farm Forward

Samantha Lubow, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator, Cal Dining, UC Berkeley

Moderator:

Andrea Gutierrez, Basic Needs Coordinator, UC Irvine

 

Vegan Substitutes Transform Sustainability

 

Topic Area(s): Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday July 10th, 2:40pm-3:55pm 

Increasing the sustainability of Campus Dining programs can not only help people and the planet, it can help the bottom line as well. Come learn about how UCSB switched their cage-free mayo to a plant based alternative. This case study serves as an example to use in calculating their impact when transitioning to more sustainable food options.  UCSB is also working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to support of our community. Learn how working together makes this more successful.

Speakers:

Audrey S Horn, Fellow, UC Global Food Initiative, Undergraduate Student, Biopsychology, UC Santa Barbara

Dr. David Cleveland, PhD, Research Professor, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Mickael Blancho, Production Manager, UCen Dining, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Jennifer Jay, PhD, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Los Angeles

 

Orientation to the CSU Food Systems Working Group

 

Topic Area(s): Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Ellison Hall 2620

Tuesday July 10th, 4:05pm-5:20pm

California State University(CSU) Food Systems Working Group is statewide-working group of individuals from the CSUs that hold an interest in shaping the food systems across campuses.  This statewide group is the first of its kind, bringing together folks that are thinking critically about how we can take strides in moving the CSUs collective purchasing power to support food producers and businesses that are contributing to a just- and sustainable-food system while bringing healthy and affordable food to campuses. This presentation is an orientation to the CSU Food Systems Working Group.

Speakers:

Rosie Linares-Díaz, California Regional Coordinator, Real Food Challenge

Moderator:

Michael (Mike) Clemson, Energy Program Manager, California State University Chancellor’s Office

 

Initiatives and Programs to Reduce Food Insecurity

Topic Area(s): Social Equity and Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Interdisciplinary Talk

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

This session combines three presentations that address food security in communities. The first presentation involves the Sacramento State University Community Pop-up Pantry which is a comprehensive program across various departments and university organizations to provide food and nourishment to students. The second is UC Merced’s CropMobster, a free county-wide food website which functions like the Craigslist of food, nutrition and agriculture. Community members, farms, businesses, and anyone else can post. Lastly, UC Santa Barbara will present on what they learned about the barriers to food security for underrepresented communities, including communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Speakers:

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability, Facilities Management, CSU Sacramento

Kristina Cullen, MBA, Sustainability Analyst, Sustainability, Facilities Management, CSU Sacramento

Sonia Martinez, Food Security Policy Intern, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Psychology; Black Studies Minor, UC Santa Barbara

Erin Meyer, MS, CropMobster Coordinator, Office of Leadership, Career and Service, UC Merced

Moderator:

Evelyn Hurtado, Undergraduate Student, R’Garden, UC Riverside

Diverse Approaches Toward Zero Waste Campuses

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability, Waste, and Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

This session includes a variety of speakers representing the San Mateo County Community College District, UC Santa Barbara, as well as the State Agency. Through their presentations, these speakers will discuss their unique journey to zero waste on both micro and macro levels.

Speakers:

Ashlee Yee, Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Marshalle Graham, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Ryann Jeff Malicdem​, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability
Program; Recent Graduate, Economics; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Andrew Lee, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Guy Tillotson, Waste Diversion Technician, Facilities Planning and Operations, Santa Rosa Junior College

Joe Fullerton, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Moderator:

Matthew O’Carroll, Recycling, & Water Efficiency Manager, Physical Facilities, UC Santa Barbara

 

Innovative Off-Campus Sustainability Partnerships

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Engineering Science Building 1001

This Session combines three presentations that address off-campus partnerships focused on sustainability-related research, planning and project implementation. CSU Chico staff will present on their broad approach to activate faculty and students from a variety of disciples to address needs and opportunities in surrounding communities through the Resilient Cities Initiative. UCLA staff and city/ county partners will speak to the LA Grand Challenge partnership to take the county to 100% renewable energy, 100% local water and enhanced ecosystem health by 2050. San Diego State University representatives will round out the discussion by reviewing their Sage Project, partnering with area cities to provide students with hands-on applied learning projects, highlighting their recent City of Lemon Grove climate action planning effort.

 

Speakers:

Dr. Casandra Rauser, PhD, Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Los Angeles

Jessica Barlow, PhD, Director, Center for Regional Sustainability, San Diego State University

Tom Abram, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Assistant Director, Campus Sustainability, Facilities Services, San Diego State University

Fletcher Alexander, Sustainability Programs Manager, Sustainability, CSU Chico

Taylor Herren, Program Coordinator, Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, CSU Chico

Moderator:

Geoff Chase, PhD, Provost, Office of the Provost, CSU Channel Islands

 

Creating Comprehensive Sustainability Plans

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

This session showcases three ways universities are attempting to create comprehensive sustainability plans at their universities. The first presentation documents the creation of a newly created and implemented comprehensive strategic sustainability plan centered around resiliency at CSUSB. The second presentation will discuss the new Sustainability Strategic plan suite at SCU which was developed through a year long stakeholder informed process and includes a metric-tracking website. The third presentation is the Large Scale Planning CSU Best Practice Winner. The CSU Monterey Bay Living Community Challenge Vision Plan offers a framework for planning efforts to integrate a deep and symbiotic relationship between people, nature, and all elements of the built environment.

Speakers:

Jennifer Sorenson, MPH, Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning and Management, CSU San Bernardino

Dr. Jennifer D Alford, PhD, Assistant Professor, Geography; Environmental Studies; Co-Chair, Resilient CSUSB Sustainability Taskforce, CSU San Bernardino

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

Lacey Raak, Sustainability Director, Sustainability; Campus Planning and Development, CSU Monterey Bay

 

Connecting Sustainability and Equity Programs

Topic Area(s): Social Equity and institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Phelps Hall 3519

Connecting diversity, social justice, equity and sustainability at times can seem abstract and difficult to move the needle from the conversation stage into action. These two presentations will focus on how some campuses have made great strides. At UC Berkeley, TGIF started a pilot environmental justice grant cycle, a first step in strengthening environmental equity campus. Also, CSU East Bay and San Marcos will share how they are making connections, sharing strategies, successes and challenges about doing the work of collaborating and partnering with their diversity and social justice entities on their respective campuses.

Speakers:

Brian Gialketsis, Coordinator, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Alexis Hidalgo, Environmental Justice Student At-Large Representative, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Committee, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, Safety, Risk, and Sustainability, CSU San Marcos

Ariel Stevenson, Diversity Coordinator, Office of Inclusive Excellence, CSU San Marcos

Jillian Buckholz, Sustainability Director, Office of Sustainability, CSU East Bay

Lacey Raak, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, CSU Monterey Bay

Moderator:

Ricardo Alcaino, Director and Affirmative Action Officer, Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office, UC Santa Barbara

 

Built to Last: From Pilot to Sustaining Program

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bioengineering 1001

In a changing physical, economic, and political climate, building resilient systems is now more critical than ever. Energize Colleges, a California ratepayer-funded pilot program, has served as a catalyst for our 12 campuses that have been active in this vanguard approach to applied learning focused on energy career pathways. Five campus partners from the CCC, CSU, and UC systems will speak to how we have tailored this statewide model to be relevant, successful and sustainable for our students and communities.

Speakers:

Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD, Professor, Environmental Science and Biology, Science/Math/Technology Division, Skyline College

Bryan Lee, NABCEP PVA, Energize Colleges Program Manager, College of the Desert

Carla Grandy, PhD, Professor, Earth Sciences, Science/Math/Technology Division, Skyline College

Colleen McCormick, MPH, LEED AP O+M, Director of Sustainability, UC Merced

Jennifer Sanchez, LEED GA, Sustainability Coordinator, CSU Bakersfield

Mike Carey, LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator, Orange Coast College

Stephen Miller, Deputy Director, Strategic Energy Innovations

 

Data Driven Programs to Promote Sustainable Behaviors

 

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1414

Tuesday July 10th 2:40pm-3:55pm

Different techniques can be used to effectively integrate environmental sustainability into campus culture, ultimately having a positive influence on pro-environmental awareness and behavior of those operating within the academic community. Learn how three different institutions have found unique and creative ways to establish a culture of sustainability into their overall operation, resulting in both short and long term positive impacts for university stakeholders and the overall environmental.

Speakers:

Michael Dalrymple, Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Susan Norton, MSL, Project Manager, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Andrew Lee, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Ryann Malicdem, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Economics; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Fahmida Ahmed, Director,Sustainability and Business Services, Stanford University

Lauren T. Hennessy, Outreach Program Manager, Sustainability and Business Services, Stanford University

Moderator:

Navpreet Khabra, Recent Graduate, Asian American and Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Food Recovery Coordinator, UCSB Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara; Zero Waste Committee Co-Chair, Associated Students, UC Santa Barbara

 

UC as a Scalable Collaboratory for Society, Energy, and Environment

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bioengineering 1001

Tuesday Jult 10th, 4:05pm-5:20pm

The TomKat Strategic Communications Working Group (SCWG) report provides a recommendation to develop a campus-based, system-wide Collaboratory (CoLab) that provides applied-research and education opportunities through alignment of the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) with the University’s primary vision. This presentation will include a discussion of the CoLab concept and a world cafe session in which attendees may provide suggestions for potential CoLab projects, along with implementation, research, and education components of what a CoLab could be.

Speakers:

Dr. Roger Bales , PhD, Distinguished Professor, School of Engineering, UC Merced

Dr. Barbara Haya, PhD, Research Fellow, Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute, UC Berkeley

Colleen McCormick, MPH, LEED AP O+M, Director of Sustainability, UC Merced

Lisa Leombruni, PhD, Lecturer, Director, Environmental Communication Program, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

 

Scaling up Sustainability in Higher Education Through Accreditation

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday July 10th, 4:05pm-5:20pm

Sustainability in higher education rests on the assumption that colleges and universities play essential roles with their communities and in preparing students to meet the significant challenges we face. In this interactive session, participants will explore how accreditation processes may be vehicles for supporting sustainability initiatives throughout campus. Participants will construct models for integrating accreditation with sustainability goals, and using accreditation to extend the capacity for colleges and universities to better prepare students to understand and address sustainability challenges.

Speakers:

Meghan Fay Zahniser, Executive Director, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Matt St. Clair, Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

Geoff Chase, PhD, Provost, CSU Channel Islands

David Chase, Associate Vice President, Educational Programs, WASC Senior College & University Commission

 

Strategies to Create Sustainable Habits through Student-Run Programs

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability:  Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

This session addresses student affairs matters related to networking and staffing. The first presentation discusses the most effective strategies to educate people about environmental issues as found through UCSB’s Residential Dining Services. The second presentation highlights UCSB’s Healthy Campus Network’s Take the Stairs Campaign hopes to support and encourage staff, faculty, and students to live a healthier lifestyle, increase their physical activity, and reduce their energy use. The third presentation also highlights the Healthy Campus Network, which saw a successful birth year and was the instrument by which students faculty and staff from a myriad of departments could come together under the umbrella of health to impart change.

Speakers:

Wyatt Richard Stoker, Environmental Intern, Residential Dining Services, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Services; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies; Earth Science Minor, UC Santa Barbara

Bianca Dalangin, Take the Stairs Coordinator, Healthy Campus Network, UCSB Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Iris Evelyn Chen, Healthy Campus Network Coordinator, UC Global Food Initiative; Recent Graduate, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Julie Chobdee, MPH, Wellness Program Manager, Wellness Program, UC Riverside

 

Using STARS to Reach Sustainability Goals

 

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Engineering Science Building 1001

Wednesday July 11th 8:00am-9:15am

Programs seeking to standardize and systematize sustainability models and metrics can be excellent tools for setting and reaching objective, measurable sustainability goals at varying scales. One such program is the AASHE STARS program. In the first panel, sustainability leaders from UC Santa Barbara and UC Merced discuss current efforts and plans to implement AASHE’s STARS program and what specific actions, strategies, and tactics it would take to meet the program’s Platinum standards at their campuses. In the second panel, Humboldt State sustainability leaders discuss their experiences with the STARS program and how they created change on their campus through leveraging their STARS report.

Speakers:

Jewel Daghlian Persad, Sustainability Coordinator; TGIF Grants Manager, Vice Chancellors Office for Administrative Services, UC Santa Barbara

Camille Kirk, Campus Sustainability Planner; Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Davis

Breeana Sylvas, Senior Analyst, Sustainability, UC Merced

Katie M Koscielak, MA, Sustainability Analyst, Office of Sustainability, Facilities Management, Humboldt State University

Moderator:

Camille Kirk, Campus Sustainability Planner; Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Davis

 

Empowering Students to Reduce Their Footprints

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1414

Wednesday July 11th 8:00am-9:15am

This session includes three student involved initiatives to achieve sustainability on campuses. The first presentation reports on the Climate Change Action Research Group at Cal Poly where undergraduate students research sustainability topics such as climate change, carbon centric major capital planning, etc. The second presentation describes the program at CSUDH designed to interact with commuter students and understand their role in sustainability on campus. The third presentation describes the Trim the Waste program at UC Davis designed to empower students to participate in saving energy on campus.

Speakers:

Ellie Perry, LEED AP, MEM, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, CSU Dominguez Hills

Kiernan Salmon, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis

Jessica Contreras, User Experience Designer, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis

Alex Malm, Business Intelligence Analyst, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis  

Logan Babcock,  Climate Change Researcher, Honors Program; Undergraduate, Environmental Management and Protection, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Alena Andrews, Climate Change Researcher, Honors Program; Undergraduate, Anthropology and Geography, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Moderator:

Mackenzie Crigger, MBA, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Chapman University;  Lecturer, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University

 

Sustainable Labs: Reducing Resource Footprints

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Business Services & Water and Landscaping

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Ellison Hall 2620

Research labs are full of intensive resources. Buildings with labs can consume more water and energy than a typical building. This session will cover numerous innovative options available to labs to help them reduce their resource footprint. We will discuss programs to incentivize new more water efficient lab equipment, modifications to existing lab equipment and labeling to help you decide which resource efficient piece of equipment you should install.  

Speakers:

Mark Anthony Ortiz, Corporate Responsibility Program Manager, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions, UC San Diego

Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab

Eliahu Perszyk, Water Program Coordinator, Facilities Services; Infrastructure & Utilities Team, UC San Francisco

Stephanie Pernett, Laboratory Assessment Coordinator, LabRATS, UCSB Sustainability; Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Brie Fulton, Sustainability Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Sustainable Food Sourcing

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Food

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Ellison Hall 2620

This panel session combines the idea Food Service Contracts as a vehicle toward sustainable food sourcing, and the reality of 8 campus assessments that are working toward sustainable food policy. These assessments are part of statewide CSU Sustainability Food Policy goals of 20% sustainable food purchases by 2020, according to the Real Food Challenge guidelines. This session will present resources and case studies of universities that have used Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and foodservice contracts to source a majority of their food from sustainable sources.

Speakers:

Rosie Linares-Díaz, California Regional Coordinator, Real Food Challenge

Sidney Corkery, Real Food Challenge Coordinator, Associated Students, CSU Chico

Clement Tsang, California Assistant Coordinator, Real Food Challenge

Andrew deCoriolis, Director of Engagement, Leadership Circle, Farm Forward

Samantha Lubow, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator, Cal Dining, UC Berkeley

Moderator:

Andrea Gutierrez, Basic Needs Coordinator, UC Irvine

 

Sustainable Purchasing  and Waste Reduction through Reuse Programs

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

This session will dive into conversations about waste reduction and recycling. Several universities have taken the initiative to reduce waste production through procurement. Our first presentation will expand on UC San Diego’s development, success, and challenges with its surplus sales program. Following this, UCSC will introduce its technology-rich resource recovery management system aimed to achieve Zero Waste. The session will close with San Jose State University’s presentation on its Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy (EPP) that was developed by the university’s Contracts & Purchasing Services.

Speakers:

Stephen VanDuine, Surplus Administrator, Surplus Sales, UC San Diego

Bradley E Angell, PhD, Sustainability Analyst; Director, Sustainable Urbanism, Ante Meridiem, Inc.

Roger Edberg, MS, Senior Superintendent, Grounds Services, Physical Plant, UC Santa Cruz

Jonathan Beebout, Research and Development Engineer, Grounds Services, Physical Plant, UC Santa Cruz

Katherine Cushing, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor, San Jose State University

Moderator:

Anne Krieghoff, LEED GA, Sustainability Program Manager, Facilities Management, UC Irvine

 

Sustainable Cleaning Initiatives

Topic Area(s): Procurement

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Engineering Science Building 1001

Tuesday July 10th, 4:05pm-5:20pm

Chemicals found in cleaning supplies can be extremely harmful to the environment. This session will discuss new and innovative ways to go about purchasing cleaning products for college campuses as well as an impressive way to clean with ozone-infused water. Stanford University has been able to reduce chemical usage by 90% from the water infused with ozone. UC Santa Barbara researchers will present on a study comparing routinely used chemical cleaning products with microbial based cleaning and disinfecting products.

Speakers:

Naresh Devarajan, PhD, Associate Specialist, UCSB ERI, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara

Mrs. Kristin Parineh, Sustainability and Utility Manager, Residential and Dining Enterprises, Stanford University

Moderator:

Patricia A. Holden, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Bren School, UC Santa Barbara

 

Diversity, Equity, and Sustainable Sourcing

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Business Services & Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Interdisciplinary

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

Join this session to learn how academic institutions are addressing social equity through their supply chains. In this session, you will learn how Cal and UCLA dining have committed to increasing the purchase of fair trade products and sustainable sourcing. Additionally, UCOP and UC Santa Cruz will discuss how they are using to the procurement process to achieve their social equity goals. Those in attendance will also hear how UCLA has created a survey tool that measures licensees’ readiness by providing insight on key metrics on supply chain management—transparency, risk, mitigation, and purchasing practices.

Speakers:

Stephanie Lopez, CPSM, Special Programs Manager, Procurement Services, UC Office of the President

Katie Syme, BA, Economics & Environmental Studies, Purchasing Assistant, Procurement, UC Santa Cruz

Samantha Lubow, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator, Cal Dining, UC Berkeley

Kylie Nealis, Campus and Community Engagement Coordinator, Fair Trade Campaigns

Erin Fabris, MESM, Sustainability Manager, Housing & Hospitality Services, UCLA

Cynthia Holmes, Director, Tradesmarks & Licensing, UC Los Angeles

Elizabeth Kennedy, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, IMG College Licensing

Moderator:

Rachel Harvey, PhD, Sustainability Program Manager, Student Housing, UC Irvine

Tackling Campus Food insecurity Through Agriculture

Topic Area(s): Food Systems, Social Equity, Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Growing and distributing food on campus increases healthy, fresh, whole food that’s available to members our campus communities that are not food secure. Come and learn about UC Davis’ Community Table Project that is donating Student Farm produce to campus distribution partners and co-developing programs that celebrate cultural connections to food while CSU Bakersfield’s Food Pantry and Edible Garden are dynamic, interdepartmental relationships that engage students, faculty, and staff from numerous disciplines to fight food insecurity on campus. UCSB’s Edible Campus Program’s farm project will use the farm to transform underutilized spaces into beautiful, fruitful, and fully productive food gardens.

Speakers:

Abraham Cazares, Community Education Specialist, Student Farm, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Summer Sullivan, Edible Garden Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Kassandra Hernandez, Food Pantry Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Evelyn Young Spath, EdD, Chief of Staff to the President, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Samantha M Moore, Operations Coordinator, Associated Students Department of Public Works; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Adory Khandaker, Coordinator, Edible Campus Program, Sustainability Program; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Audrey Horn, Fellow, UC Global Food Initiative, Undergraduate Student, Biopsychology, UC Santa Barbara

 

Providing Students with the Knowledge and Skills to Succeed

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Ensuring that students of all backgrounds receive the knowledge and skills they need to succeed both in college and the workplace can seem daunting. This session focuses on programs at CSU San Marcos, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of San Diego that are working to close the opportunity gap and provide students with the skills they need to propel them into the future. The Alliance Outreach Project at CSU San Marcos works to increase the number of traditionally underserved youth who graduate from high school prepared for the rigor of university coursework, while including educational tools about sustainability. The ELF Project at UCSB is a program where UCSB students lead workshops for middle and high school students about opportunities in the sustainability field. University of San Diego’s CASA Youth Engagement Program provides USD students with the opportunity to be in-class mentors to low-income K-12 students, promoting wellness and preparing them for their future.

Speakers:

Stephanie Herbert, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Energy Management and Utility Services, CSU San Marcos

Kimberly Fuentes, Curriculum Coordinator, Educating Leaders for the Future (ELF), UC Santa Barbara

Catherine Seung Lee, Curriculum Coordinator, Educating Leaders for the Future (ELF), UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Mo Lovegreen, 

 

Connecting Sustainability and Equity Programs

Topic Area(s): Social Equity and institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Phelps Hall 3519

Connecting diversity, social justice, equity and sustainability at times can seem abstract and difficult to move the needle from the conversation stage into action. These two presentations will focus on how some campuses have made great strides. At UC Berkeley, TGIF started a pilot environmental justice grant cycle, a first step in strengthening environmental equity campus. Also, CSU East Bay and San Marcos will share how they are making connections, sharing strategies, successes and challenges about doing the work of collaborating and partnering with their diversity and social justice entities on their respective campuses.

Speakers:

Brian Gialketsis, Coordinator, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Alexis Hidalgo, Environmental Justice Student At-Large Representative, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Committee, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, Safety, Risk, and Sustainability, CSU San Marcos

Ariel Stevenson, Diversity Coordinator, Office of Inclusive Excellence, CSU San Marcos

Jillian Buckholz, Sustainability Director, Office of Sustainability, CSU East Bay

Lacey Raak, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, CSU Monterey Bay

Moderator:

Ricardo Alcaino, Director and Affirmative Action Officer, Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office, UC Santa Barbara

 

Sustainability Within Your Home, Classroom, Lab, and Community

Topic Area(s): Curriculum and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General

Bren Hall 1414

Tuesday July 10th, 4:05pm-5:20pm

This session combines presentations on course material integrating sustainability. A Cal Poly professor discusses how he is able to exercise sustainability in every aspect of his life: teaching, service, research, and at home. Cal Poly will share about their interdisciplinary program, “Creating Sustainable Communities,” a year-long course that culminates to a service learning project for a community organization. Isla Vista Open Lab is a course offered through UCSB faculty to allow students to conduct research and propose concepts surrounding local development and stewardship.

Speakers:

Pete Schwartz, PhD, Instructor, Physics, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Gregg Fiegel, PhD, PE, GE, Director, University Honors Program; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Tom Trice, PhD, Professor, History, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Jay Freeman, Director, Isla Vista Community Services District; Vice President, Isla Vista Downtown Business Association; Co-Facilitator, Isla Vista Open Lab; Chief Technology Officer, Orchid Labs; Member, SaurikIT

Moderator:

Michelle LaPorte, Director,  Azusa Pacific University

 

Dialogue with a Representative of the Chumash Community

 

Topic Area(s): Social Equity

Phelps Hall 3523

4:05pm-5:20pm

This will be a time to have a deeper discussion with Mia Lopez, who offered the acknowledgement of people and country at the Tuesday keynote.

Mia Lopez, Cultural Representative; Former Tribal Chair, Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation

Mia Lopez (Chumash) is the cultural representative and former tribal chair of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation. She is registered with the Native American Heritage Commission to protect sacred Chumash sites and villages in the city of Santa Barbara. Lopez serves on the board of directors for the Chumash Maritime Association and the American Indian Health & Services clinic, and she is a frequent guest lecturer at UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College. Lopez is an education partner to the Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation and a cultural educator in classrooms across Santa Barbara and Goleta schools, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the El Presidio de Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. She also is working with her community on a revitalization project for the šmuwič Chumash language.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Sustainable Sourcing

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Business Services & Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Interdisciplinary

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

Join this session to learn how academic institutions are addressing social equity through their supply chains. In this session, you will learn how Cal and UCLA dining have committed to increasing the purchase of fair trade products and sustainable sourcing. Additionally, UCOP and UC Santa Cruz will discuss how they are using to the procurement process to achieve their social equity goals. Those in attendance will also hear how UCLA has created a survey tool that measures licensees’ readiness by providing insight on key metrics on supply chain management—transparency, risk, mitigation, and purchasing practices.

Speakers:

Stephanie Lopez, CPSM, Special Programs Manager, Procurement Services, UC Office of the President

Katie Syme, BA, Economics & Environmental Studies, Purchasing Assistant, Procurement, UC Santa Cruz

Samantha Lubow, Environmental Initiatives Coordinator, Cal Dining, UC Berkeley

Kylie Nealis, Campus and Community Engagement Coordinator, Fair Trade Campaigns

Erin Fabris, MESM, Sustainability Manager, Housing & Hospitality Services, UCLA

Cynthia Holmes, Director, Tradesmarks & Licensing, UC Los Angeles

Elizabeth Kennedy, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, IMG College Licensing

Moderator:

Rachel Harvey, PhD, Sustainability Program Manager, Student Housing, UC Irvine

 

Initiatives and Programs to Reduce Food Insecurity

Topic Area(s): Social Equity and Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Interdisciplinary Talk

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

This session combines three presentations that address food security in communities. The first presentation involves the Sacramento State University Community Pop-up Pantry which is a comprehensive program across various departments and university organizations to provide food and nourishment to students. The second is UC Merced’s CropMobster, a free county-wide food website which functions like the Craigslist of food, nutrition and agriculture. Community members, farms, businesses, and anyone else can post. Lastly, UC Santa Barbara will present on what they learned about the barriers to food security for underrepresented communities, including communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Speakers:

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability, Facilities Management, CSU Sacramento

Kristina Cullen, MBA, Sustainability Analyst, Sustainability, Facilities Management, CSU Sacramento

Sonia Martinez, Food Security Policy Intern, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Psychology; Black Studies Minor, UC Santa Barbara

Erin Meyer, MS, CropMobster Coordinator, Office of Leadership, Career and Service, UC Merced

Moderator:

Evelyn Hurtado, Undergraduate Student, R’Garden, UC Riverside

Diverse Approaches Toward Zero Waste Campuses

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability, Waste, and Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

This session includes a variety of speakers representing the San Mateo County Community College District, UC Santa Barbara, as well as the State Agency. Through their presentations, these speakers will discuss their unique journey to zero waste on both micro and macro levels.

Speakers:

Ashlee Yee, Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Marshalle Graham, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Ryann Jeff Malicdem​, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability
Program; Recent Graduate, Economics; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Andrew Lee, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Guy Tillotson, Waste Diversion Technician, Facilities Planning and Operations, Santa Rosa Junior College

Joe Fullerton, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Moderator:

Matthew O’Carroll, Recycling, & Water Efficiency Manager, Physical Facilities, UC Santa Barbara

 

Tackling Campus Food insecurity Through Agriculture

Topic Area(s): Food Systems, Social Equity, Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Growing and distributing food on campus increases healthy, fresh, whole food that’s available to members our campus communities that are not food secure. Come and learn about UC Davis’ Community Table Project that is donating Student Farm produce to campus distribution partners and co-developing programs that celebrate cultural connections to food while CSU Bakersfield’s Food Pantry and Edible Garden are dynamic, interdepartmental relationships that engage students, faculty, and staff from numerous disciplines to fight food insecurity on campus. UCSB’s Edible Campus Program’s farm project will use the farm to transform underutilized spaces into beautiful, fruitful, and fully productive food gardens.

Speakers:

Abraham Cazares, Community Education Specialist, Student Farm, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Summer Sullivan, Edible Garden Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Kassandra Hernandez, Food Pantry Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Evelyn Young Spath, EdD, Chief of Staff to the President, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Samantha M Moore, Operations Coordinator, Associated Students Department of Public Works; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Adory Khandaker, Coordinator, Edible Campus Program, Sustainability Program; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Audrey Horn, Fellow, UC Global Food Initiative, Undergraduate Student, Biopsychology, UC Santa Barbara

 

Providing Students with the Knowledge and Skills to Succeed

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Ensuring that students of all backgrounds receive the knowledge and skills they need to succeed both in college and the workplace can seem daunting. This session focuses on programs at CSU San Marcos, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of San Diego that are working to close the opportunity gap and provide students with the skills they need to propel them into the future. The Alliance Outreach Project at CSU San Marcos works to increase the number of traditionally underserved youth who graduate from high school prepared for the rigor of university coursework, while including educational tools about sustainability. The ELF Project at UCSB is a program where UCSB students lead workshops for middle and high school students about opportunities in the sustainability field. University of San Diego’s CASA Youth Engagement Program provides USD students with the opportunity to be in-class mentors to low-income K-12 students, promoting wellness and preparing them for their future.

Speakers:

Stephanie Herbert, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Energy Management and Utility Services, CSU San Marcos

Kimberly Fuentes, Curriculum Coordinator, Educating Leaders for the Future (ELF), UC Santa Barbara

Catherine Seung Lee, Curriculum Coordinator, Educating Leaders for the Future (ELF), UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Mo Lovegreen, 

 

Giving Student’s Hands-On Experience with Water Saving Projects

Topic Area(s): Water and Landscaping & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

Outside the classroom learning is a critical part of a students educational experience, this has additive effects when they are involved in innovative programing that supports their campus. Speakers will present an irrigation mapping project developed in part to support young women to become involved in STEM academic pathways, indoor campus water audits as part of a campus as a living lab program and how a campus uses the compost created from an onsite zoo as a soil amendment that improves soil water retention.

Speakers:

Laura Yetter, Space Planning Analyst, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Northridge

Austin L. Eriksson, Director of Energy and Sustainability, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Northridge

Joe Fullerton, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Jazmin Horvet, Sustainability Student Assistant, Facilities Services; Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences, CSU Channel Islands

Moderator:

Sarah Gilchrist, CEM, Assistant Energy Manager, Physical Planning, Development, & Operations, U.C. Santa Cruz

 

Data Driven Programs to Promote Sustainable Behaviors

 

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1414

Tuesday July 10th 2:40pm-3:55pm

Different techniques can be used to effectively integrate environmental sustainability into campus culture, ultimately having a positive influence on pro-environmental awareness and behavior of those operating within the academic community. Learn how three different institutions have found unique and creative ways to establish a culture of sustainability into their overall operation, resulting in both short and long term positive impacts for university stakeholders and the overall environmental.

Speakers:

Michael Dalrymple, Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Susan Norton, MSL, Project Manager, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Andrew Lee, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Ryann Malicdem, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Economics; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Fahmida Ahmed, Director,Sustainability and Business Services, Stanford University

Lauren T. Hennessy, Outreach Program Manager, Sustainability and Business Services, Stanford University

Moderator:

Navpreet Khabra, Recent Graduate, Asian American and Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Food Recovery Coordinator, UCSB Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara; Zero Waste Committee Co-Chair, Associated Students, UC Santa Barbara

 

Students Improving Waste Diversion Rates

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Waste

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Tuesday July 10th 4:05pm-5:20pm

This session combines three presentation where we will learn how Sustainable Berkeley Lab uses mini waste audits to gain insight into building-level waste diversion, discuss a vision of composting for UC Berkeley’s campus and focus on vemricompost, and how Sacramento State’s Bioconversion and Agricultural Collaborative (BAC Yard) is dedicated to the ideas of waste diversion and hands-on education.

Speakers:

Courtney McGuire, Vermicomposting Project Supervisor, Zero Waste Research Center, Student Environmental Resource Center; Undergraduate Student, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management & Sustainability, CSU Sacramento

Brie Fulton, Sustainability Program Manager, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Directorate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Moderator:

Sarah Siedschlag, Environmental Programs Advisor, UC Santa Barbara

 

Sustainable Education through Internships and Partnerships

 

Topic Area(s): Curriculum & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Ellison Hall 2620

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

Student engagement is crucial in maintaining a healthy, sustainable campus. This session will discuss ways in which you can get students involved in and excited about real sustainable change. From UC Santa Cruz’s Education for Sustainable Living Program, to the successful CSU San Marcos Internship Program, to CSU Monterey Bay’s regional governing body partnership program, this session will cover great ideas to get students some experience in activism, sustainability, and internships!

Speakers:

Sophia Kang, Organizer, Education for Sustainable Living Program; Undergraduate Student, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz

Sonia Schendel, Organizer, Education for Sustainable Living Program; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies; Education, UC Santa Cruz

Gabie Darlak, Organizer, Education for Sustainable Living Program; Undergraduate Student, Community Studies; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, Safety, Risk, and Sustainability, CSU San Marcos

Dr. Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, CSU Monterey Bay

Moderator:

Kristen Wonder, Campus Sustainability Coordinator, San Jose State University

 

Strategies to Create Sustainable Habits through Student-Run Programs

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability:  Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

This session addresses student affairs matters related to networking and staffing. The first presentation discusses the most effective strategies to educate people about environmental issues as found through UCSB’s Residential Dining Services. The second presentation highlights UCSB’s Healthy Campus Network’s Take the Stairs Campaign hopes to support and encourage staff, faculty, and students to live a healthier lifestyle, increase their physical activity, and reduce their energy use. The third presentation also highlights the Healthy Campus Network, which saw a successful birth year and was the instrument by which students faculty and staff from a myriad of departments could come together under the umbrella of health to impart change.

Speakers:

Wyatt Richard Stoker, Environmental Intern, Residential Dining Services, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Services; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies; Earth Science Minor, UC Santa Barbara

Bianca Dalangin, Take the Stairs Coordinator, Healthy Campus Network, UCSB Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Iris Evelyn Chen, Healthy Campus Network Coordinator, UC Global Food Initiative; Recent Graduate, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Julie Chobdee, MPH, Wellness Program Manager, Wellness Program, UC Riverside

 

Empowering Students to Reduce Their Footprints

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1414

Wednesday July 11th 8:00am-9:15am

This session includes three student involved initiatives to achieve sustainability on campuses. The first presentation reports on the Climate Change Action Research Group at Cal Poly where undergraduate students research sustainability topics such as climate change, carbon centric major capital planning, etc. The second presentation describes the program at CSUDH designed to interact with commuter students and understand their role in sustainability on campus. The third presentation describes the Trim the Waste program at UC Davis designed to empower students to participate in saving energy on campus.

Speakers:

Ellie Perry, LEED AP, MEM, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, CSU Dominguez Hills

Kiernan Salmon, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis

Jessica Contreras, User Experience Designer, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis

Alex Malm, Business Intelligence Analyst, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis  

Logan Babcock,  Climate Change Researcher, Honors Program; Undergraduate, Environmental Management and Protection, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Alena Andrews, Climate Change Researcher, Honors Program; Undergraduate, Anthropology and Geography, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Moderator:

Mackenzie Crigger, MBA, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Chapman University;  Lecturer, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University

 

Engaging Approaches to Achieve Lasting Sustainable Transportation Assemblages

Topic Area(s): Transportation and Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1424

Interested in hearing about new exciting programs being utilized across CA to achieve significant carbon reductions? Then this is the session for you, as UCLA and Cal Poly SLO employ different tactics to achieve sustainable transportation assemblages to best meet campus transportation needs. UCLA has implemented a Air Travel mitigation fee, and Cal Poly has used a comprehensive alternative transportation campaign to lessen the amount of cars used to get to campus.

Speakers:

Renee A. Fortier, Executive Director, Events & Transportation, UC Los Angeles

Marlene Cramer, CAPP, Associate Director, Transportation & Parking Services, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Moderator:

Nick Kordesch, Sustainability Specialist, Office Of Sustainability, San Francisco State University

 

Implementing Effective Electric Vehicle and Solar Charging Programs – Moving into the Future

Topic Area(s): Transportation, Climate Action, and Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Room: Phelps Hall 3523

Date & Time: Tuesday July 10th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

Electric vehicle and solar charging programs are a necessary component of any campus parking and transportation program hoping to achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions, yet many issues arise in terms of program management and operation, policy and access, and infrastructure and electricity costs. This session will focus on how two campuses have implemented and promoted their electric vehicle charging programs through recent years and provide great case studies of Berkeley National Lab’s EV Charging Program and UC Irvine’s multi-faceted marketing and policy based strategy for EV fleet conversion. The final presentation highlights student projects focused on bringing together solar energy with place making and design thinking, empowering youth to become active participants in this new broad network of climate change innovators. Learn how design and engineering students have worked together on collaborative campus solar charging station projects and data logging at UC Davis, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Speakers:

Karen Salvini, Sustainability Project Manager, Lab Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ronald Fleming, MPA, EMCM, CCSP, Director, Transportation & Distribution Services, UC Irvine

Beth Ferguson, MFA, Assistant Professor, Design, UC Davis

Moderator:

Arjun Sarkar, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Transportation & Parking Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

Reducing Mobility Friction Panel

Topic Area(s): Transportation

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 4016

Tuesday July 10th 4:05pm-5:20pm

This session combines three presentations that address reducing mobility friction. The first is the 8th avenue roundabout project which replaced a heavily-traveled intersection, currently controlled by a 3-way stop, with a roundabout that integrated bicycle and pedestrian support. The second presentation delves into the attempts to regulate ride-hailing activity at UCLA and to create a viable program to promote the more sustainable forms of transportation that these services offer for the commuting needs of university affiliates. The last is the Skyline College Express Shuttle service that was introduced in Fall 2016, and offered free, nonstop, round-trip service between a major public transportation hub and campus.

Speakers:

Pamela Lapham, Senior Project Manager, Campus Planning and Development, CSU Monterey Bay

Katie LePlace, Senior Construction Manager, Campus Planning and Development, CSU Monterey Bay

Abdallah Daboussi, Planning & Policy Analyst, Transportation Services, UC Los Angeles

Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD, Professor, Environmental Science and Biology, Science/Math/Technology Division, Skyline College

Mary Thomasmeyer, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability, Science/Math/Technology Division, Skyline College

Moderator:

Marlene Cramer, CAPP, Associate Director, Transportation & Parking Services, Cal Poly San Luis Obisp

Diverse Approaches Toward Zero Waste Campuses

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability, Waste, and Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

This session includes a variety of speakers representing the San Mateo County Community College District, UC Santa Barbara, as well as the State Agency. Through their presentations, these speakers will discuss their unique journey to zero waste on both micro and macro levels.

Speakers:

Ashlee Yee, Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Marshalle Graham, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Ryann Jeff Malicdem​, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability
Program; Recent Graduate, Economics; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Andrew Lee, Green Event and Office Certification Coordinator, Sustainability Program; Recent Graduate, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Guy Tillotson, Waste Diversion Technician, Facilities Planning and Operations, Santa Rosa Junior College

Joe Fullerton, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Moderator:

Matthew O’Carroll, Recycling, & Water Efficiency Manager, Physical Facilities, UC Santa Barbara

 

Sustainable Purchasing  and Waste Reduction through Reuse Programs

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

This session will dive into conversations about waste reduction and recycling. Several universities have taken the initiative to reduce waste production through procurement. Our first presentation will expand on UC San Diego’s development, success, and challenges with its surplus sales program. Following this, UCSC will introduce its technology-rich resource recovery management system aimed to achieve Zero Waste. The session will close with San Jose State University’s presentation on its Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy (EPP) that was developed by the university’s Contracts & Purchasing Services.

Speakers:

Stephen VanDuine, Surplus Administrator, Surplus Sales, UC San Diego

Bradley E Angell, PhD, Sustainability Analyst; Director, Sustainable Urbanism, Ante Meridiem, Inc.

Roger Edberg, MS, Senior Superintendent, Grounds Services, Physical Plant, UC Santa Cruz

Jonathan Beebout, Research and Development Engineer, Grounds Services, Physical Plant, UC Santa Cruz

Katherine Cushing, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor, San Jose State University

Moderator:

Anne Krieghoff, LEED GA, Sustainability Program Manager, Facilities Management, UC Irvine

 

The Environmental, Social, and Economic Aspects of Waste Reduction

Topic Area(s): Waste Reduction and Recycling

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Engineering Science Building 1001

Tuesday July 10th 2:40pm-3:55pm

Most universities and colleges recognize the rising financial and environmental costs associated with landfill waste disposal and incineration of solid waste material and have some form of recycling program. Recently, CA state waste reduction policies and goals has encouraged many institutes to address, prioritize and maximize their waste diversion and reduction. The “Where your waste goes” panel session, with its “how to” approaches, will show and discuss how UC Berkeley, San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) and Santa Rosa Junior College District (SRJCD) have made a priority to continually develop and improve effective waste management programs. Speakers will highlight the successes and challenges of implementing projects and programs for waste reduction, recovery and diversion in their schools, to ensure that waste is handled in ways that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.

Speakers:

Jenny Y Chiu, Zero Waste research Associate, SERC, UC Berkeley

Lin King, Zero Waste Manager, Facilities Services, UC Berkeley

Guy Tillotson, Waste Diversion Technician, Facilities Planning and Operations, Santa Rosa Junior College

Moderator:

Mike Carey, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Recycling and Sustainability, Orange Coast College

 

Students Improving Waste Diversion Rates

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Waste

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Tuesday July 10th 4:05pm-5:20pm

This session combines three presentation where we will learn how Sustainable Berkeley Lab uses mini waste audits to gain insight into building-level waste diversion, discuss a vision of composting for UC Berkeley’s campus and focus on vemricompost, and how Sacramento State’s Bioconversion and Agricultural Collaborative (BAC Yard) is dedicated to the ideas of waste diversion and hands-on education.

Speakers:

Courtney McGuire, Vermicomposting Project Supervisor, Zero Waste Research Center, Student Environmental Resource Center; Undergraduate Student, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management & Sustainability, CSU Sacramento

Brie Fulton, Sustainability Program Manager, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Directorate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Moderator:

Sarah Siedschlag, Environmental Programs Advisor, UC Santa Barbara

 

Presentations on Waste Diversion

Topic Area(s): Waste Reduction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

This session will include three unique presentations about waste diversion coming from Loyola Marymount University, San Mateo County Community College District, and American River College. Green LMU is working to install an in-vessel composter and train students to be eco-ambassadors to educate LMU’s student body and faculty on food waste diversion. San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD)’s goal is Zero Waste by 2025 and plans on achieving zero waste through waste reduction and diversion programs. American River College is working toward a sustainable future with intentions of becoming a zero waste campus, focusing on efforts in landfill diversion and sustainable practices.

Speakers:

Joe Fullerton, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Ian McKeown, Campus Sustainability Officer, Green LMU, Loyola Marymount University

Don Reid, ARC Sustainability, Operations, American River College

Moderator:

Adam Green, Assistant Professor Biology, Program Coordinator Environmental Studies, Director Center for Sustainability, Santa Barbara City College

Sustainable Labs: Reducing Resource Footprints

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Business Services & Water and Landscaping

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Ellison Hall 2620

Research labs are full of intensive resources. Buildings with labs can consume more water and energy than a typical building. This session will cover numerous innovative options available to labs to help them reduce their resource footprint. We will discuss programs to incentivize new more water efficient lab equipment, modifications to existing lab equipment and labeling to help you decide which resource efficient piece of equipment you should install.  

Speakers:

Mark Anthony Ortiz, Corporate Responsibility Program Manager, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions, UC San Diego

Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab

Eliahu Perszyk, Water Program Coordinator, Facilities Services; Infrastructure & Utilities Team, UC San Francisco

Stephanie Pernett, Laboratory Assessment Coordinator, LabRATS, UCSB Sustainability; Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Brie Fulton, Sustainability Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Giving Student’s Hands-On Experience with Water Saving Projects

Topic Area(s): Water and Landscaping & Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

Outside the classroom learning is a critical part of a students educational experience, this has additive effects when they are involved in innovative programing that supports their campus. Speakers will present an irrigation mapping project developed in part to support young women to become involved in STEM academic pathways, indoor campus water audits as part of a campus as a living lab program and how a campus uses the compost created from an onsite zoo as a soil amendment that improves soil water retention.

Speakers:

Laura Yetter, Space Planning Analyst, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Northridge

Austin L. Eriksson, Director of Energy and Sustainability, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Northridge

Joe Fullerton, Certified Educational Facilities Professional, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Jazmin Horvet, Sustainability Student Assistant, Facilities Services; Undergraduate Student, Biological Sciences, CSU Channel Islands

Moderator:

Sarah Gilchrist, CEM, Assistant Energy Manager, Physical Planning, Development, & Operations, U.C. Santa Cruz

 

Recycled Water & Sustainable Landscapes Leading to Greener Campuses

 

Topic Area(s): Water and Landscaping & Green Building Operations and Maintenance

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Phelps Hall 3519

Date & Time: Tuesday July 10th 2:40pm-3:55pm

Without water there is no resilience. The challenges facing the State and our schools in terms of water are well known and documented. Learn how three different California colleges approached water conservation and utilization in different and unique ways. From using recycled water for cooling towers to building a comprehensive Sustainable Landscape plan, CSU Channel Islands, UC Irvine and CSU Dominguez Hills all have hard earned lessons to share at this exciting presentations.

Speakers:

Coleen Halloran Barsley, BEME, CEM, Sustainability and Operations Analyst, Facilities Services, CSU Channel Islands

Richard Demerjian, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Planning and Sustainability, UC Irvine

Mark Tettemer, MPA, Recycled Water Development Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District

Ellie Perry, LEED AP, MEM, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Facilities Services, CSU Dominguez Hills

Moderator:

Matthew O’Carroll, MESM, Refuse, Recycling, and Water Efficiency Manager, Facilities Management, UC Santa Barbara

 

Innovative Sustainable Spaces and Classrooms

Topic Area(s): Green Building New Construction and renovations & Water and Landscaping

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bioengineering 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 8:00am-9:15am

This session will highlight two LEED Platinum Buildings, the CSUN Zero Net Energy Sustainability Center and UC Merced’s Classroom and Office Building 2. Funded by the Associated Students and the campus, the CSUN project consists of an office building and a covered recycling yard.  The building is designed to be ZNE, with a 24kW PV array, domestic solar hot water system, gray water irrigation, energy efficient lighting/daylighting, and three 0.05 gpf composting toilets. Wastewater from toilets is reduced by 95%. UCM’s presentation will highlight the use of passive solar design for windows, walls, and floors in this building which were designed to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. The Classroom and Office 2 Building also has 51% recycled content in its building materials and reduced water consumption in the building by 43% using water efficient fixtures.

Speakers:

Catherine Kniazewycz, AIA, LEED AP, Campus Architect, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CSU Northridge

David Crandall, Executive Director, Associated Students, CSU Northridge

Rolando Valiente, IFMA, Sustainability and Recycling Manager, Associated Students, CSU Northridge

Mark Maxwell , LEED AP, Assistant Director, Sustainability, UC Merced

Moderator:

Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability, Geography, UC Santa Barbara