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UC Santa Barbara

July 8th – 11th, 2019

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 Presentation

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

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 Presentation

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 Presentation (Patton, Lojowsky, Knipfing, Eriksen, Liebman, Erlenbach)

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

Sean Murphy, Engineer, Enpowered Solutions

Joseph Fleshman, P.E., UC Irvine Presentation

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 Presentation

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

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

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 Presentation (Burns, Klein, Giles)

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

 

Mobilizing Data to Drive Engagement and Energy Efficiency

Topic Area(s): Energy and Green Building

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Learn from three examples of projects that are breaking new ground through data driven messaging, control, and decision making. Stanford University will discuss a Winter Closure campaign to rally the campus to take action and educate on year-round conservation opportunities. The campaign used Stanford’s building sustainability rating system, targeted incentives for building managers, and included a  residence hall energy challenge to drive $446,000 in energy savings. San Mateo CCD will present on a project which entails the deployment of advanced plug-load management device systems. While the project is ongoing and final cost/benefit results are not available, approximately 10,000,000 kWh per year of electricity savings is expected from this project. Lastly, through collaboration between researchers, students, faculty and facility managers, UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Dai Hall (SDH) is being used to pilot building technology innovations. This research developed new ways to control variable-air-volume systems requiring only software changes and no equipment replacements. The control innovations included ‘time-averaged ventilation,’ which reduced excessive ventilation by over 20%. The team also demonstrated an innovative approach to resetting the supply air temperature based on cost optimization.

Speakers:

Sara-Katherine Coxon, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability & Energy Management, Stanford University Presentation

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

Agatha Vaaler, LEED AP, Director, Engineering and Consulting, Newcomb Anderson McCormick

David Lehrer, RA, LEED AP, Communications Director, Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley

Moderator:

Ann McCormick, Vice President, Newcomb Anderson McCormick

 

Turning Lighting Challenges into Meaningful Opportunities to Further Campus Sustainability

Topic Area(s): Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Engineering Science Building 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This session will highlight three innovative lighting projects. CSU Long Beach initiated an energy efficiency project to retrofit the existing inefficient arena metal halide lighting to state of the art dimmable LED lighting with controls saving 333,537 KWH and 122 Metric Tons of CO2e.  The San Mateo CCD Exterior Lighting Upgrade project consisted of implementing an advanced internet of things solution that involved retrofitting 1,300 roadway, walkway, parking lot, and wallpack luminaires to Smart-sensor controlled LED fixtures, connected to an Energy Manager analytics tool. The California Lighting Technology Center in partnership with the UC Office of the President, launched a high visibility, statewide lamp conversion program – The Million Lamp Challenge – with the objective of increasing the uptake of LED replacement lamps across the UC network and its partners which include CSU, FCCC and DGS.

Speakers:

Paul Wingco, CEM, MBA, Interim Director of Facilities Management, Office of Physical Planning and Facilities Management, CSU Long Beach

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

Jeremy Meadows, Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing, UC Office of the President

Moderator:

Sean Parker, Senior Commodity Manager, Construction, Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence, UC Office of the President

 

Multiple Approaches to Attain Lasting Carbon Reduction

Topic Area(s): Energy

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

This session will showcase multiple approaches to achieve significant lasting carbon reduction. San Diego State commissioned an energy study that looked at costs and carbon emissions over the next 30-60 years. The UC San Diego Central Loops MBCx project took a holistic approach to reducing waste and improving the efficiency of the campus utility loops. The project began with a campus-wide load-side survey to identify broadly applicable chilled and hot water load reduction strategies, followed by an in-depth generation-side study of the central plant to identify opportunities for improved operational efficiency. UC Davis utilized a infrastructure renewal opportunity to contemplate carbon neutral alternatives to their aging steam distributions.

Speakers:

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

David Klug, PE, HBDP, Mechanical Engineer, P2S Engineering

Michelle Perez, PE, LEED AP, Campus Energy Engineer, Energy and Utilities, Facilities Management, UC San Diego

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

Joshua Morejohn, PE, Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn, Kirk, Bove)

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

Mike Bove, PE, Managing Principal, San Francisco Office, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.

Moderator:

Andrew Riley, Sustainability Specialist, Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UC Santa Barbara

 

Best Practices in Commissioning

Topic Area(s): Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bioengineering 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

This session will give attendees an opportunity to view how three different UC schools have utilized a monitoring and commissioning approach to achieve lasting energy savings. UC Davis sought to create a centralized thermostat and energy meter monitoring system for all of its small buildings on campus. UC Santa Cruz was able to achieve significant energy savings in buildings which are set to be remodeled in the next 5-10 years. UC Berkeley has reduced operational energy use by about 2.1 million Kwh each year.

Speakers:

Abe McKay, Researcher, Energy Conservation Office; Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, UC Davis

Nicolas Fauchier-Magnan, PE, LEED AP, Senior Engineer, Energy Conservation Office, Facilities Management, UC Davis

Chris Weyandt, PE, CEM, Energy Management Engineer, Facilities Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

John Elliott, CEM, Chief Sustainability Officer, Laboratory Directorate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Patrick Testoni, Campus Energy Manager, Physical Planning, Development and Operations, UC Santa Cruz

Moderator:

Sage Davis, Building Engineer, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara

 

1MW/4 Hour Battery Storage Installation

Topic Area(s): Energy

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

Battery storage represents the next step in bridging energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts on any campus. At CSUDH, the campus was able to install a 1MW/4 Hr. battery storage unit at almost no upfront cost with significant ongoing savings from peak demand reduction. The installation is one of the largest behind-the-meter projects in Southern California, yet it occupies a campus footprint of less than 2000 square feet while generating approximately $3,000 – $7,000 in demand charge savings in any given month.

Speakers:

Kenny Seeton, Central Plant; Energy Manager, CSU Dominguez Hills

Greg Weyl, Senior Account Executive, STEM

 

Stanford’s Sustainable IT Program

Topic Area(s): Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bioengineering 1001

Approximately 15% of Stanford’s electricity consumption can be attributed to IT infrastructure. To address this impactful, but distributed load, the university formed the Sustainable IT program, which brings together stakeholders from across campus. The program provides resources and rebates to support IT efficiency upgrades. Through work-station audits, smart power strips, and server virtualization and relocation, the Sustainable IT program is currently saving $41,400 in annual energy costs, a number that is growing every year as the program improves and expands.

Speakers:

Leslie Kramer, Associate Director, Facilities Energy Management, Stanford 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 Presentation (Patton, Lojowsky, Knipfing, Eriksen, Liebman, Erlenbach)

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 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 Presentation

Richard Demerjian, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Planning and Sustainability, UC Irvine Presentation (Demerjian, Tettemer)

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

 

Mobilizing Data to Drive Engagement and Energy Efficiency

Topic Area(s): Energy and Green Building

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35-11:50 

Learn from three examples of projects that are breaking new ground through data driven messaging, control, and decision making. Stanford University will discuss a Winter Closure campaign to rally the campus to take action and educate on year-round conservation opportunities. The campaign used Stanford’s building sustainability rating system, targeted incentives for building managers, and included a  residence hall energy challenge to drive $446,000 in energy savings. San Mateo CCD will present on a project which entails the deployment of advanced plug-load management device systems. While the project is ongoing and final cost/benefit results are not available, approximately 10,000,000 kWh per year of electricity savings is expected from this project. Lastly, through collaboration between researchers, students, faculty and facility managers, UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Dai Hall (SDH) is being used to pilot building technology innovations. This research developed new ways to control variable-air-volume systems requiring only software changes and no equipment replacements. The control innovations included ‘time-averaged ventilation,’ which reduced excessive ventilation by over 20%. The team also demonstrated an innovative approach to resetting the supply air temperature based on cost optimization.

Speakers:

Sara-Katherine Coxon, Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability & Energy Management, Stanford University Presentation

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

Agatha Vaaler, LEED AP, Director, Engineering and Consulting, Newcomb Anderson McCormick

David Lehrer, RA, LEED AP, Communications Director, Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley

Moderator:

Ann McCormick, Vice President, Newcomb Anderson McCormick

 

Water Reclamation in a Dense Urban Research University

Topic Area(s):Water and Green Building Operation Management

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

Wednesday July 11th, 3:35-4:20

UCLA’s award winning water reclamation program saves over 28 million gallons a year from water used in laboratories, air conditioners, sterilizations, and other equipment in 25 buildings around campus. This reclaimed water is then used to cool the campus cogeneration plant that provides efficient power to the university. The annual total amount of reclaimed water is expected to increase to 48 million gallons annually over the next few years as the program is expanded to additional buildings.

Speakers:

Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

John Foerster, Project Manager, Facilities Management, Design & Project Management, UC Los Angeles

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 Presentation 

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  have addressed these energy demanding assets.

Speakers:

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

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 Presentation

Moderator:

Julie Hendricks,  AIA, LEED AP bd+c, Director, Design, Facilities & Safety Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

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 Presentation (Burns, Klein, Giles)

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

 

Crafton Hills College – Sustainability by Design for Facilities Operations

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

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Engineering Science Building 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

A review of how the LEED building certifications for all new construction projects at SBCCD Crafton Hills College were leveraged to promote sustainable facilities operations. The LEED building certifications alone are not enough to ensure sustainability measures for the campus environments. Campus facilities and operations also needed to revise their strategies to support the campus and lead the drive to a more sustainable campus, i.e., Integrated Pest Control Management Plan, Owners Project Requirements (OPR), and the 2016 Non-Potable Water Project.

Speakers:

Hussain Agah, MSCE, PMP, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Facilities Planning & Construction, San Bernardino Community College District Presentation (Agah, Cook)

Larry Cook, FMP, SFP, Director, Facilities of Maintenance & Operation, Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Community College District 

 

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  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:

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 Presentation

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. .

Speakers:

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 Presentation (Sorenson, Alford)

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

Moderator:

Jessica Bilecki, Sustainability Director, University of the Pacific

 

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?  UCLA, UCSC, and Cal Poly SLO employ different tactics to achieve sustainable transportation assemblages. UCLA has implemented a Air Travel mitigation fee, Cal Poly has used a comprehensive alternative transportation campaign to lessen the amount of cars used to get to campus and UCSC explored the possibility of a mobile app for tracking CO2 emissions.

Speakers:

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

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

Ines M. Galmiche, Research Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC Santa Cruz Presentation

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 Presentation

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 Presentation

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

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

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

Engineering Science Building 1011

Tuesday July 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:

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

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 & 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

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 Presentation (Anttila-Suarez, Thomasmeyer)

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

 

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. .

Speakers:

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

Sustainability Within Your Home, Classroom, Lab, and Community

Topic Area(s): Curriculum and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

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 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 Presentation

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

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:

Leslie Regan, Project Manager, Legacy Works Group

 

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 Presentation (Kang, Schendel, Darlak)

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

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

Moderator:

Kristen Wonder, Campus Sustainability Coordinator, San Jose State University

 

Sustainability Through a Humanities Lens

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

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

What lessons do literature, art, food, history, cultures, music, and the Middle East offer about climate change and sustainability? This session looks to the humanities to inform and inspire sustainability transformations beyond those based on environmental and social approaches. UCSB will discuss the issues, methods, and resources used to teach about food sustainability and diversity in a course about the culinary histories and cultures of the Middle East. UC Davis will present a student-designed and facilitated class “ENL 198F Discourses of Climate Change and Sustainability in the Humanities”. The purpose of this course was to introduce ecocriticism, environmental literature, art, music, and film into traditional scientific discourses of climate change and sustainability.  San Diego Mesa College will present on their honors climate change poetry seminar. The goal of the seminar was to present a scientific background on climate change issues, show accomplished poems, and encourage students to write and share ecopoems in the creative writing workshop process.

Speakers:

Scott T. Starbuck, MFA, Co-Creative Writing Coordinator, Creative Writing Program, San Diego Community College District; San Diego Mesa College

Kristin Hogue, Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative; Recent Graduate, English, UC Davis

Juan E Campo, PhD, Professor, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara Presentation

Moderator:

David Braun, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

 

Integrating Sustainability within Curriculum

Topic Area(s): Curriculum  

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

This session aims to address sustainability awareness in college communities through applied projects. These projects present two cases on instruction-based and project-based learning approaches. The first presentation has a focus on barriers to implementing sustainability in higher education. The presented study formalizes a methodology to understand the problem, develop performance measures, and strategize solutions to the problem. The second presentation emphasizes the experiential learning as a tool to promote sustainability. The employed methodology offered broader impacts on the campus as a community. Both presentations offer valuable insights about challenges and discuss best practices to overcome those challenges in sustainability related projects.

Speakers:

Rebekah Oulton, PhD, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Ronnie D Lipschutz, PhD, Professor, Politics; Rachel Carson College, UC Santa Cruz

Moderator:

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

 

Teaching Sustainability across the Curriculum: A Faculty Development Model

Topic Area(s): Curriculum

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

While many educators across campuses have deeply held values about sustainability, they may not know how to integrate these values into the courses they teach. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has launched a faculty development series to help faculty redesign their courses to include sustainability teaching and learning. This panel will present their faculty development model, created collaboratively by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, College of Engineering faculty, the Academic Senate Sustainability Committee, and Campus Facilities.

Speakers:

Dianna Winslow, PhD, Writing Instruction Specialist, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Rebekah Oulton, PhD, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Kylee Singh, MS, Sustainability Coordinator, Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Facilities Management and Development, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

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

UC, CSU, and private institutions are taking strides to create sustainability-oriented and food secure campuses. Woodbury will present on how they are cultivating MBA students to take on global challenges. CSUN will discuss how they are creating a closed-loop food system with gardens and food recovery. UCSB and the Santa Barbara County Food Bank will present on how they enrolled almost 3,000 students in CalFresh this year.

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  available to  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. 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 will transform underutilized spaces into beautiful, fruitful, and fully productive food gardens and farms.

Speakers:

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

Summer Sullivan, Edible Garden Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield Presentation (Sullivan, Hernandez)

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

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

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

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Ellison Hall 2620

This panel session combines the idea 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 (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

 

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

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 Food Systems Working Group is a 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 Presentation (Cullen, Martinez)

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-Doppenberg, Undergraduate Student, R’Garden, UC Riverside

 

Creating Local, Values-Based Food Systems: Gardens and Basic Needs

Topic Area(s): Food Systems and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This presentation will highlight the diversity of agriculture based programs across UC campuses that address high levels of student food insecurity, including farms, gardens, gleaning, and food recovery. We will explain the systemic economic and food systems inequities that create student food insecurity and how our responses are community-based, student-led, and values-driven in an effort to respond to current need and develop new local, sustainable, and accessible food systems.

Speakers:

Meg Prier, Campus Gardens Coordinator, Berkeley Food Institute; Basic Needs Committee, UC Berkeley

Katharina Ullmann, Student Farm Director, Student Farm, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Nancy Yang, Food Access and Student Engagement Coordinator, UC Santa Cruz

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

 

The Circular Relationship Between Food Waste and Food Production

Topic Area(s): Food Systems and Waste Reduction

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35-11:50am

This session focuses on solutions to reduce food waste and expand food recovery programs.  UC Davis will present on back-of-house planning and preparations to impact how much food gets onto the user’s plate.  UC Santa Cruz will describe how their dining & catering, the campus food pantries, Housing’s Student Sustainability Adviser Program, and the sustainability office partnered to execute  22 food recoveries, resulting in 669 packages of food weighing over 350 pounds being diverted from compost or landfill to the Food Pantry. California Agriculture and Food Enterprise will then discuss how they spearheaded a collaborative effort (UCR, USC and a company) to bring attention to alternative waste transformation.  They’ll demonstrate how reincorporating food waste by-products within the agri-food system can create a circular economy and decrease GHG emissions.

Speakers:

Radu Popa, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences; Research Director, River Road Research, University of Southern California

Jenni Porter, LEED AP, Sustainability Manager, Student Housing & Dining Services, UC Davis

Skylar Johnson, Sustainability Specialist, Student Housing & Dining Services, UC Davis

Kristen Lee, MPA, Sustainability Programs Manager, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz

Moderator:

Derek Nguyen, Food Recovery Coordinator, Food Cycling; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

 

Efforts Toward Campus-Wide Food Security and Hunger Relief

Topic Area(s): Food and Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

Recently, food insecurity has been a topic across most higher education institutions in California and nationally. Many campuses are taking action to ensure that students, staff, and faculty have access to healthy, nutritious food. This session looks at food insecurity from different viewpoints. UCSB  will discuss their successful marketing and communications efforts. Also, on this panel will be UCSD, discussing how they are using data driven strategies to ensure that their food pantry is culturally sensitive and prioritizes healthy, sustainably procured food. This panel is sure to provide new strategies and ideas focused on improving food insecurity on your campus.

Speakers:

Bethany Hendrickson, MPH, Program Manager, Leah’s Pantry

Melissa Fontaine, Food Security Coordinator, Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Pam Rector, Director, Center for Service & Action, Loyola Marymount University

 

Residential & Dining Enterprises’ Sustainable Food Program Local Farm Purchasing

Topic Area(s): Food Systems

Level of Attainability:  Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 4016  

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) Sustainable Food Program’s local purchasing program buys produce directly from a local non-profit educational farm, purchases from the on-campus O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, buys “deliciously imperfect” produce from 50 small and mid-sized local organic farms, and includes the new Farmer Accelerator program which guarantees purchases to local organic small farms to help them scale up their businesses. In addition, the 10 organic teaching gardens by the dining halls and teaching kitchen give students hands-on experience with local produce.

Speakers:

Dara Silverstein, Sustainable Food Program Manager, Dining, Residential and Dining Enterprises, Stanford University

 

Bobcat Eats

Topic Area(s): Food systems

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 4016

The Central Valley has had disparities in food literacy, access, and nutrition, despite serving as home to one of the most productive and profitable agricultural industries in the world. These disparities have led to societal inequities that have influenced public health, and quality of life for underrepresented constituency groups in Merced. As a means to tackle, educate, and identify solutions, university stakeholders established Bobcat Eats, a literacy program that provides a monthly workshop designed to promote food systems awareness and feature a local community farmer.

Speakers:

Isabella Beltran, LEED Green Associate, Student Ambassador, UC Global Food Initiative, Sustainability; Recent Graduate, Environmental Engineering, UC Merced Presentation

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

These speakers will discuss their journey to zero waste on both micro and macro levels. UCSB will discuss a sustainable event certification, CalRecycle will discuss the Buy Recycled Campaign, and SMCCD will discuss their waste management program in the context of limited resources, new policies, and changing populations.

Speakers:

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

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 Presentation

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 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:

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

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

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 Presentation (Sorenson, Alford)

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

Moderator:

Jessica Bilecki, Sustainability Director, University of the Pacific

 

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 Presentation

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 Presenation (Dalrymple, Norton)

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 Presentation (Lee, Malicdem)

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 Presentation (Ahmed, Hennessy)

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 Presentation

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’s 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

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 UCSB, UCD, and UCM 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 talk, Humboldt State will 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 Presentation (Babcock, Andrews)

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 Student Leadership

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, 10:35am-11:50am

This session addresses student affairs matters related to culture and leadership. The first presentation explores UC Irvine’s Student Institute for Sustainability Leadership (SISL), which is designed to catalyze a culture of sustainability by training the next generation of sustainability leaders. The second presentation is UCSB Sustainability’s quarter-long intern training series, piloted in Fall 2017, that focused on developing leadership skills and teaching coalition building through one-hour trainings during the week, individual/project-specific meetings, and a weekend retreat.

Speakers:

August Lack, Training Coordinator, Sustainability Internship Program; UCSB Sustainability Program; MESM candidate, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara

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

Gracie Wong, Undergraduate Student, Earth Systems Science and Public Health; Student Institute for Sustainability Leadership Mentor and Alumni, Global Sustainability Resource Center, UC Irvine

Rachel Pennington, Program Coordinator, Global Sustainability Resource Center, UC Irvine

Moderator:

Britt Ortiz, Director, Early Academic Outreach Program, UC Santa Barbara

 

Engaging Your Target Audience

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

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bioengineering 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This session combines two presentations that address insights on how to engage your target audience, from assessing campus engagement programs to creating annual reports that individuals will read. The first presentation will showcase Pomona College’s Assistant Director of Sustainability and UC Berkeley’s SERC Director’s experiences on what makes an effective annual report, reflecting on each campus’ challenges and best practices. The second presentation is UC Davis’ Office of Sustainability assessment of its engagement programs, including the surveying of its network of campus users to evaluate current programs, preferences, and researching existing programs and theories for behavioral change.

Speakers:

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

Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Director, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Sue Vang, MS, Engagement and Zero Waste Program Manager, Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship, UC Davis  

Moderator:

Leeanne Kryder, Lecturer, Environmental Studies; Writing, UC Santa Barbara

 

Implementing Sustainability Plans and Initiatives

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Engineering Science Building 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

In this panel, current strategies for creating and implementing specific, coherent sustainability frameworks and models are discussed showcasing three different ongoing projects at three campuses at both the UC and community college level. Various experiences in policy, frameworks, metrics, initiatives, successes, and failures will be discussed. The first panel showcases UC Merced’s ongoing implementation of their Sustainability Strategic Plan. The second panel discusses San Bernardino Community College District’s current efforts to implement their own sustainability strategies and frameworks. The third panel showcases San Mateo Community College District’s current Sustainability Initiative contrasted with an older model and its inherent gaps, which their current model was created to address.

Speakers:

Breeana Sylvas, Senior Analyst, Sustainability, UC Merced

Hussain Agah, MSCE, PMP, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Facilities Planning & Construction, San Bernardino Community College District

Larry Cook, FMP, SFP, Director, Facilities of Maintenance & Operation, Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Community College District

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

Moderator:

Renee Bahl, Associate Vice Chancellor, Design, Facilities, and Safety Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

Energize Colleges: Innovating for Sustainability Education and Careers

Topic Area(s): Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bioengineering 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

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 12 campuses (seven of which are community colleges) participating in this innovative approach to student applied learning focused on sustainability energy career pathways. Two- and four-year campuses formed a network to share their experiences to tailor this vanguard program model to be relevant and self-sustaining for each institution.

Speakers:

Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD,Professor, Skyline College

Stephen Miller, Deputy Director, Strategic Energy Solutions

 

Celebrating Anniversaries: Reflecting and Adapting within Campus Green Funds

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

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Ellison Hall 2620

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley is always looking to self-improve. This presentation will be a testament to all that TGIF has accomplished in the past 10 years, while also projecting forward into possible futures of the green fund program. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary has allowed the program to grow, expand, and reflect. TGIF will share all that it has learned as a leading national program in sustainability, how it got here, and where it will go.

Speakers:

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

Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Director, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

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 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 (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

 

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.

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

Bradley E Angell, PhD, Sustainability Analyst; Director, Sustainable Urbanism, Ante Meridiem, Inc. Presentation (Angell, Edberg, Beebout)

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

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

Bioengineering 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

Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Analyst, Procurement, UC Santa Barbara

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 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, UC Los Angeles

Cynthia Holmes, Director, Tradesmarks & Licensing, UC Los Angeles Presentation (Holmes, Kennedy)

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

Moderator:

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

 

Sustainable Transportation: Making Bike Share Programs the Norm

Topic Area(s): Transportation & Procurement and Business Services

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This session combines presentations on the implementation of BikeShare programs and the lessons learned. The first presentation discusses UC San Diego’s rigorous multi-year process to decide on a bikeshare model and provider as well as the launch of a dockless bikeshare program. The second is the Sustainable Transportation Best Practice Award Winner, CSUN’s lessons learned from dockless bikeshare. The final presentation is UC Berkeley’s collaboration with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to provide “BikeShare for All” memberships, fully subsidized, to Pell and DREAM eligible students.

Speakers:

Gregory Muller, MRO Commodity Manager, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions, Strategic Procurement, UC San Diego

Ted Sweeney, Campus Partnerships Lead, Spin

Curt Lutz, Marketing Manager, Alternative Transportation Commuting and Campus Mobility, Transportation Services, UC San Diego

Nikhil Schneider, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, CSU Northridge

Ken Premo, MBA, Manager of Support Services, Associated Students, CSU Northridge

David Sorrell, MOL, Transportation Demand Management Administrator; Alternative Transportation Program Manager, Parking and Transportation, UC Berkeley

Moderator:

Matthew Hissom, Senior Commodity Manager for Transportation and Logistics, UC Office of the President

 

Responsible & Sustainable Purchasing

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Business Services

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Ellison Hall 2620

Wednesday July 11th,  1:15pm-2:30pm

In efforts of holding suppliers and educational institutions more accountable, this session will focus on innovative and sustainable procurement practices. We will be sharing examples from different system-wide bids of how sustainability criteria, questions, or approaches can be incorporated into the design and evaluation of a bid or contract. We will also be discussing UC San Francisco’s strategies for sustainable procurement, such as avoiding extra spending, improving asset management, and purchasing green products.

Speakers:

Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Analyst, Procurement, UC Santa Barbara

Jeremy Meadows, Associated Director, Facilities & Maintenance, Strategic Sourcing Center of Excellence, Procurement Services, UC Office of the President

Adrian Ferreira, Commodity Manager, Facilities & Maintenance, Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence, UC Office of the President

Dean Shehu, Research Commodity Manager, Supply Chain Management, UC San Francisco

Moderator:

Jacob Godfrey, Chief Procurement Officer; Associate Director, Business & Financial Services; Advisor, Chancellor’s Campus Sustainability Committee, UC Santa Barbara

 

Creation of UC’s Sustainable Procurement Policy and Guidelines

Topic Area(s): Procurement and Business Services

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1414

Through reinvigoration of a systemwide working group made up of procurement professionals from across the ten University of California campuses a makeover of an outdated environmentally preferable purchasing policy emerged. This presentation will provide an overview of the process that resulted in the updated section of the UC Sustainable Practices Policy covering sustainable procurement and associated sustainable procurement guidelines. The presentation will provide an overview of the best-in-class vision for UC policy versus the realities of UC’s ability to change.

Speakers:

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

Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Analyst, Procurement, Business and Financial Services, 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  available to  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. 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 will transform underutilized spaces into beautiful, fruitful, and fully productive food gardens and farms.

Speakers:

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

Summer Sullivan, Edible Garden Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield  Presentation (Sullivan, Hernandez)

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

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

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  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. 

Speakers:

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

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, Director, Campus Sustainability, Geography, UC Santa Barbara”

 

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 Presentation (Goodlaw-Morris, Stevenson, Buckholz, Raak)

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 Audience

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 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 Presentation

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

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:

Leslie Regan, Project Manager, Legacy Works Group

 

Collaboration Between Indigenous Communities and Academic Institutions: Opportunities, Pitfalls, and Accountability

Topic Area(s): Social Equity

Phelps Hall 3523

4:05pm-5:20pm

This session will be a conversation with a student and community member about their experiences, collaborations, and connections.

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

Jeike Meijer, External Vice President of Local Affairs, Associated Students; Student, Global Studies; Feminist

Moderator: 

Gary Lytle, Coordinator, Decolonize Our Lives Program; Graduate Student, Global Studies, 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 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, UC Los Angeles

Cynthia Holmes, Director, Tradesmarks & Licensing, UC Los Angeles Presentation (Holmes, Kennedy)

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 Presentation (Cullen, Martinez)

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-Doppenberg, Undergraduate Student, R’Garden, UC Riverside

 

Increasing Diversity and Inclusivity within Sustainability Programs

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

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

Wednesday 10:35am-11:50am

This session combines efforts to increase diversity in the environmental studies programs and on campus as a whole. The #Enviromentalismsowhite campaign is the effort by UC Berkeley students to push the College of Natural Resources to address the lack of diversity and inclusion within the college. The UCSB Sustainability Internship Program coordinator will then highlight ways to ensure students of color are well represented within internships. Best practices from UCSB will be highlighted including framing/language for job postings, partnerships with work-study, strategies for engaging undocumented students through scholarships for internships, rethinking required qualifications, and recruitment strategies.

Speakers:

Jessica Navarro, Member, Students of Color Environmental Collective; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley

Katie Maynard , Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Internship Program, UC Santa Barbara; Executive Director, CHESC Presentation

Moderator:

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

 

Creating Local, Values-Based Food Systems: Gardens and Basic Needs

Topic Area(s): Food Systems and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This presentation will highlight the diversity of agriculture based programs across UC campuses that address high levels of student food insecurity, including farms, gardens, gleaning, and food recovery. We will explain the systemic economic and food systems inequities that create student food insecurity and how our responses are community-based, student-led, and values-driven in an effort to respond to current need and develop new local, sustainable, and accessible food systems.

Speakers:

Meg Prier, Campus Gardens Coordinator, Berkeley Food Institute; Basic Needs Committee, UC Berkeley

Katharina Ullmann, Student Farm Director, Student Farm, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Nancy Yang, Food Access and Student Engagement Coordinator, UC Santa Cruz

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

 

Efforts Toward Campus-Wide Food Security and Hunger Relief

Topic Area(s): Food and Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

Recently, food insecurity has been a topic across most higher education institutions in California and nationally. Many campuses are taking action to ensure that students, staff, and faculty have access to healthy, nutritious food. This session looks at food insecurity from different viewpoints. UCSB will discuss their successful marketing and communications efforts. Also, on this panel will be UCSD, discussing how they are using data driven strategies to ensure that their food pantry is culturally sensitive and prioritizes healthy, sustainably procured food. This panel is sure to provide new strategies and ideas focused on improving food insecurity on your campus.

Speakers:

Bethany Hendrickson, MPH, Program Manager, Leah’s Pantry

Melissa Fontaine, Food Security Coordinator, Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator:

Pam Rector, Director, Center for Service & Action, Loyola Marymount University

 

Moving Past Tokenization: Integrating Social Equity Internally and Programmatically

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1414

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

What does environmental justice programming really look like in higher education? How do we avoid tokenization of marginalized groups within the environmental movement and move beyond buzzwords such as diversity and inclusion? Hear from students and staff from UC Berkeley on how they are integrating environmental justice programs within the Student Environmental Resource Center. Presenters will share their work on launching an environmental justice resource page, workshops on decolonizing the environment, and integrating equity internally throughout their organization.

Speakers:

Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Director, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Amanina Shofry, Environmental Justice Associate, Student Environmental Resource Center; Undergraduate Student, Society and Environment, UC Berkeley

Andrea Luna, Advocacy and Action Associate, Student Environmental Resource Center, UC Berkeley; Undergraduate Student, Society and the Environment, UC Berkeley

 

Everybody Needs Nature

Topic Area(s): Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Everybody Needs Nature is a puppet show that tells the story of how community gardening provided a path for environmental justice to take root in an urban law school. The Demonstration Gardens is an environmental literacy and advocacy program based at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. This presentation outlines the Everybody Needs Nature study which begun in 2017 as a collaboration between community gardeners, medical students, and law students to understand the impacts of access to nature on environmental health and explore policy opportunities.

Speakers:

Kasey Rios Asberry, Sustainability Director, UC Hastings College of the Law

 

Affordable Access, Sustained Connectivity, and the Right to Information

Topic Area(s): Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Phelps Hall 3519

The California Connects Mobile Internet Program provides a low cost internet alternative for higher education students and faculty . For $20 a month, this program is reducing one more barrier that prevents students from accessing class registrations and online research tools required for coursework, and keeping our most transient populations connected. Ultimately, California Connects is a step towards increasing course completion and system transfers.

Speakers:

Jorge Sales, Executive Director, Program Development, California Community College Foundation

 

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) Presentation (Yee, Graham)

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  available to  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 Presentation

Summer Sullivan, Edible Garden Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield  Presentation (Sullivan, Hernandez)

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 Presentation (Moore, Khandaker)

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  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. 

Speakers:

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

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, Director, Campus Sustainability, Geography, UC Santa Barbara”

 

Giving  Students 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 and indoor campus water audits as part of a campus as a living lab program.

Speakers:

Laura Yetter, Space Planning Analyst, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Northridge Presentation (Yetter, Eriksson)

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 Presentation

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 Presentation (Dalrymple, Norton)

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 Presentation (Lee, Malicdem)

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 Presentation (Ahmed, Hennessy)

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 presentations 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 with a focus on vermicompost, and explore 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 Presentation (Kang, Schendel, Darlak)

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

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

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’s 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

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 Presentation (Babcock, Andrews)

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

 

Sustainability Through a Humanities Lens

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

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3523

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

What lessons do literature, art, food, history, cultures, music, and the Middle East offer about climate change and sustainability? This session looks to the humanities to inform and inspire sustainability transformations beyond those based on environmental and social approaches. UCSB will discuss the issues, methods, and resources used to teach about food sustainability and diversity in a course about the culinary histories and cultures of the Middle East. UC Davis will present a student-designed and facilitated class “ENL 198F Discourses of Climate Change and Sustainability in the Humanities”. The purpose of this course was to introduce ecocriticism, environmental literature, art, music, and film into traditional scientific discourses of climate change and sustainability.  San Diego Mesa College will present on their honors climate change poetry seminar. The goal of the seminar was to present a scientific background on climate change issues, show accomplished poems, and encourage students to write and share ecopoems in the creative writing workshop process.

Speakers:

Scott T. Starbuck, MFA, Co-Creative Writing Coordinator, Creative Writing Program, San Diego Community College District; San Diego Mesa College

Kristin Hogue, Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative; Recent Graduate, English, UC Davis

Juan E Campo, PhD, Professor, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara Presentation

Moderator:

David Braun, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

 

Increasing Diversity and Inclusivity within Sustainability Programs

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

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 4016

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This session combines efforts to increase diversity in the environmental studies programs and on campus as a whole. The #Enviromentalismsowhite campaign is the effort by UC Berkeley students to push the College of Natural Resources to address the lack of diversity and inclusion within the college. The UCSB Sustainability Internship Program coordinator will then highlight ways to ensure students of color are well represented within internships. Best practices from UCSB will be highlighted including framing/language for job postings, partnerships with work-study, strategies for engaging undocumented students through scholarships for internships, rethinking required qualifications, and recruitment strategies.

Speakers:

Jessica Navarro, Member, Students of Color Environmental Collective; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley

Katie Maynard , Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Internship Program, UC Santa Barbara; Executive Director, CHESC Presentation

Moderator:

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

 

Sustainable Student Leadership

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, 10:35am-11:50am

This session addresses student affairs matters related to culture and leadership. The first presentation explores UC Irvine’s Student Institute for Sustainability Leadership (SISL), which is designed to catalyze a culture of sustainability by training the next generation of sustainability leaders. The second presentation is UCSB Sustainability’s quarter-long intern training series, piloted in Fall 2017, that focused on developing leadership skills and teaching coalition building through one-hour trainings during the week, individual/project-specific meetings, and a weekend retreat.

Speakers:

August Lack, Training Coordinator, Sustainability Internship Program; UCSB Sustainability Program; MESM candidate, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara

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

Gracie Wong, Undergraduate Student, Earth Systems Science and Public Health; Student Institute for Sustainability Leadership Mentor and Alumni, Global Sustainability Resource Center, UC Irvine

Rachel Pennington, Program Coordinator, Global Sustainability Resource Center, UC Irvine

Moderator:

Britt Ortiz, Director, Early Academic Outreach Program, UC Santa Barbara

 

Engaging Your Target Audience

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

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bioengineering 1001

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This session combines two presentations that address insights on how to engage your target audience, from assessing campus engagement programs to creating annual reports that individuals will read. The first presentation will showcase Pomona College’s Assistant Director of Sustainability and UC Berkeley’s SERC Director’s experiences on what makes an effective annual report, reflecting on each campus’ challenges and best practices. The second presentation is UC Davis’ Office of Sustainability assessment of its engagement programs, including the surveying of its network of campus users to evaluate current programs, preferences, and researching existing programs and theories for behavioral change.

Speakers:

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

Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Director, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Sue Vang, MS, Engagement and Zero Waste Program Manager, Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship, UC Davis  

Moderator:

Leeanne Kryder, Lecturer, Environmental Studies; Writing, UC Santa Barbara

 

Empowering Students to Become Leaders in Sustainable Efforts

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Waste Reduction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1414

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

This presentation will focus on student leadership efforts in the sustainable field. Our CSU Best Practice Award winner will focus on Cal Poly’s Zero Waste Ambassadors Program that empowers students to change the norm of the consumer waste stream. Our two UC presenters will speak about the success of UC Davis’ on-campus reuse center, the Aggie Reuse Store, as well as UC Irvine’s Hospitality & Dining student program, which gives students the opportunity to host events and create projects to move our food courts towards the 95% diversion rate.

Speakers:

Colleen Trostle, Americorps VIP Service Member, Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Nicole Garcia, Director, Aggie Reuse Store, Associated Students; Recent Graduate, Communications, UC Davis

Lotus Thai, Sustainability Coordinator, Hospitality & Dining, UC Irvine Presentation

Moderator:

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

 

Moving Past Tokenization: Integrating Social Equity Internally and Programmatically

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1414

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

What does environmental justice programming really look like in higher education? How do we avoid tokenization of marginalized groups within the environmental movement and move beyond buzzwords such as diversity and inclusion? Hear from students and staff from UC Berkeley on how they are integrating environmental justice programs within the Student Environmental Resource Center. Presenters will share their work on launching an environmental justice resource page, workshops on decolonizing the environment, and integrating equity internally throughout their organization.

Speakers:

Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Director, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

Amanina Shofry, Environmental Justice Associate, Student Environmental Resource Center; Undergraduate Student, Society and Environment, UC Berkeley

Andrea Luna, Advocacy and Action Associate, Student Environmental Resource Center, UC Berkeley; Undergraduate Student, Society and the Environment, UC Berkeley

 

Passing on the Sustainability Baton: Maintaining Student Sustainability Projects

Topic Area(s): Students Affairs & Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1424

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

The Skyline College Environmental Club has focused its efforts on supporting and perpetuating student-led sustainability projects on campus. Though a difficult task at a community college where students come and go, the Environmental Club ensures consistency, longevity, and growth of pilot programs initiated by students. Using creative communication avenues, Club members inform fellow students about environmental issues and encourage them to continue use and appreciation of sustainability programs established by their peers.

Speakers:

Kelly Wong, President, Environmental Club

Richard Ou, Student Speaker, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Environmental Club President, Skyline College ’19

 

Celebrating Anniversaries: Reflecting and Adapting within Campus Green Funds

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

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Ellison Hall 2620

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley is always looking to self-improve. This presentation will be a testament to all that TGIF has accomplished in the past 10 years, while also projecting forward into possible futures of the green fund program. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary has allowed the program to grow, expand, and reflect. TGIF will share all that it has learned as a leading national program in sustainability, how it got here, and where it will go.

Speakers:

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

Sharon Daraphonhdeth, Director, Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), UC Berkeley

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?  UCLA, UCSC, and Cal Poly SLO employ different tactics to achieve sustainable transportation assemblages. UCLA has implemented a Air Travel mitigation fee, Cal Poly has used a comprehensive alternative transportation campaign to lessen the amount of cars used to get to campus and UCSC explored the possibility of a mobile app for tracking CO2 emissions.

Speakers:

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

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

Ines M. Galmiche, Research Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC Santa Cruz Presentation

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 Presentation

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

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

Moderator:

Kevin Norris, Associate Engineer in Building Commissioning and Sustainability, Sustainability, UC San Diego

 

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, non-stop, round-trip service between a major public transportation hub and campus.

Speakers:

Pamela Lapham, Senior Project Manager, Campus Planning and Development, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (Lapham, LePlace)

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

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

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

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

Moderator:

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

 

Sustainable Transportation: Making Bike Share Programs the Norm

Topic Area(s): Transportation & Procurement and Business Services

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35am-11:50am

This session combines presentations on the implementation of BikeShare programs and the lessons learned. The first presentation discusses UC San Diego’s rigorous multi-year process to decide on a bikeshare model and provider as well as the launch of a dockless bikeshare program. The second is the Sustainable Transportation Best Practice Award Winner, CSUN’s lessons learned from dockless bikeshare. The final presentation is UC Berkeley’s collaboration with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to provide “BikeShare for All” memberships, fully subsidized, to Pell and DREAM eligible students.

Speakers:

Gregory Muller, MRO Commodity Manager, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions, Strategic Procurement, UC San Diego

Ted Sweeney, Campus Partnerships Lead, Spin

Curt Lutz, Marketing Manager, Alternative Transportation Commuting and Campus Mobility, Transportation Services, UC San Diego

Nikhil Schneider, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, CSU Northridge

Ken Premo, MBA, Manager of Support Services, Associated Students, CSU Northridge

David Sorrell, MOL, Transportation Demand Management Administrator; Alternative Transportation Program Manager, Parking and Transportation, UC Berkeley

Moderator:

Matthew Hissom, Senior Commodity Manager for Transportation and Logistics, UC Office of the President

 

Transportation Efforts in Campus Sustainability Plans

Topic Area(s): Transportation

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424  

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

This session combines two presentations that address transportation initiatives from campus sustainability plans. The first presentation involves the SBCC Commute plan which was created to reduce parking demand on the main campus and aligns with SBCC’s net zero emission goals. The second is San Jose State’s Mineta Transportation Institute which is a multi-campus transportation research consortium that will support transportation research and transportation-related workforce education, training, and development in the CSU.

Speakers:

Alexandra Forbes Thierjung, Project Coordinator, Business Services, Santa Barbara City College

Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University

Moderator:

Dennis Elliot, Director, Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

University of California Fleets: On the Road to Carbon Neutrality

Topic Area(s): Transportation

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Phelps Hall 3523

Wednesday July 11th, 2:40pm-3:55pm

The University of California (UC) campuses launched the UC Fleet Sustainability Working Group (UCFSWG) in 2017, as an improved means of collaboration in achieving carbon neutrality. Now, less than a year later, the campuses have come together for the first time to cooperatively tackle common green fleet challenges and assemble more concentrated efforts in strategic sourcing agreements and group strategic initiatives. One of the projects includes the completion of a fleet greening optimization tool in 2018.

Speakers:

Keiko Cadby, Assistant Director, Fleet & Transit, Transportation, UC Los Angeles Presentation (Cadby, Sarkar)

Arjun Sarkar, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Sustainability; Transportation and Parking Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

Creating a Positive Community Partnership Through Bike Share

Topic Area(s): Transportation

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Engineering Science Building 1001

This project covers two years of work on the South Coast Bike Share Project. This is a community partnership between the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, UCSB, The City of Santa Barbara, The County of Santa Barbara (which covers Isla Vista), the City of Goleta, The Santa Barbara Waterfront, Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, and Santa Barbara City College. Once we completed the feasibility report we added on more UCSB partners including Purchasing, Sustainable Transportation Committee, Associated Students AS BIKES, Transportation and Parking Services, and Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises.

Speakers:

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

 

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) Presentation (Yee, Graham)

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

 

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.

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

Bradley E Angell, PhD, Sustainability Analyst; Director, Sustainable Urbanism, Ante Meridiem, Inc. Presentation (Angell, Edberg, Beebout)

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

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 institutions 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 Presentation

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 presentations 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 with a focus on vermicompost, and explore 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 Presentation

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

 

The Circular Relationship Between Food Waste and Food Production

Topic Area(s): Food Systems and Waste Reduction

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Bren Hall 1424

Wednesday July 11th, 10:35-11:50am

This session focuses on solutions to reduce food waste and expand food recovery programs.  UC Davis will present on back-of-house planning and preparations to impact how much food gets onto the user’s plate.  UC Santa Cruz will describe how their dining & catering, the campus food pantries, Housing’s Student Sustainability Adviser Program, and the sustainability office partnered to execute  22 food recoveries, resulting in 669 packages of food weighing over 350 pounds being diverted from compost or landfill to the Food Pantry. California Agriculture and Food Enterprise will then discuss how they spearheaded a collaborative effort (UCR, USC and a company) to bring attention to alternative waste transformation.  They’ll demonstrate how reincorporating food waste by-products within the agri-food system can create a circular economy and decrease GHG emissions.

Speakers:

Radu Popa, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences; Research Director, River Road Research, University of Southern California

Jenni Porter, LEED AP, Sustainability Manager, Student Housing & Dining Services, UC Davis

Skylar Johnson, Sustainability Specialist, Student Housing & Dining Services, UC Davis

Kristen Lee, MPA, Sustainability Programs Manager, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz

Moderator:

Derek Nguyen, Food Recovery Coordinator, Food Cycling; Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

 

Empowering Students to Become Leaders in Sustainable Efforts

Topic Area(s): Student Affairs and Waste Reduction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Bren Hall 1414

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

This presentation will focus on student leadership efforts in the sustainable field. Our CSU Best Practice Award winner will focus on Cal Poly’s Zero Waste Ambassadors Program that empowers students to change the norm of the consumer waste stream. Our two UC presenters will speak about the success of UC Davis’ on-campus reuse center, the Aggie Reuse Store, as well as UC Irvine’s Hospitality & Dining student program, which gives students the opportunity to host events and create projects to move our food courts towards the 95% diversion rate.

Speakers:

Colleen Trostle, Americorps VIP Service Member, Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Nicole Garcia, Director, Aggie Reuse Store, Associated Students; Recent Graduate, Communications, UC Davis

Lotus Thai, Sustainability Coordinator, Hospitality & Dining, UC Irvine Presentation

Moderator:

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

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  Students 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 and indoor campus water audits as part of a campus as a living lab program.

Speakers:

Laura Yetter, Space Planning Analyst, Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Northridge Presentation (Yetter, Eriksson)

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 Presentation

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 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 Presentation

Richard Demerjian, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environmental Planning and Sustainability, UC Irvine Presentation (Demerjian, Tettemer)

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

 

Sustainable Landscapes with Fog Water Collectors, Permaculture Gardens, and Trees!

Topic Area(s): Water & Landscaping

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Phelps Hall 3519

Wednesday July 11th, 1:15pm-2:30pm

At state and city colleges, staff and students are working together in innovative ways to manage and protect their landscape. In these talks, students and staff from CSU Monterey Bay and Santa Barbara Community College have implemented fog collectors to water trees and other plants on their premises. In addition to that, students and staff at CSU Channel Islands and Santa Barbara City College have established a permaculture garden to reduce water use on campus and highlight sustainable landscape techniques. The fog collectors and permaculture gardens become the central focus with all the programs linking academics with hands on experience.

Speakers:

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

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

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

Moderator:

Kristen Lee, Sustainability Programs Manager, UC Santa Cruz

 

Saving Water in the Campus Dishroom using Technology and Training

Topic Area(s): Water

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts  

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Phelps Hall 3519

The commercial kitchen dishroom is a major water and energy waster. This is due to outdated and worn out equipment, inefficient equipment, poor facility design, and bad operating habits. The Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) spent a decade studying all these issues and has just completed major field studies for the California Energy Commission, the Metropolitan Water District, and Pacific, Gas, & Electric. This session will present the findings of these studies and offer technical and operational solutions for campus dining.

Speaker:

Amin Delagah, Senior Engineer, Commercial Food Service Division, Food Service Technology Center, Frontier Energy

 

Water Reclamation in a Dense Urban Research University

Topic Area(s):Water and Green Building Operation Management

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary

Harold Frank Hall 1104

UCLA’s award winning water reclamation program saves over 28 million gallons a year from water used in laboratories, air conditioners, sterilizations, and other equipment in 25 buildings around campus. This reclaimed water is then used to cool the campus cogeneration plant that provides efficient power to the university. The annual total amount of reclaimed water is expected to increase to 48 million gallons annually over the next few years as the program is expanded to additional buildings.

Speakers:

Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

John Foerster, Project Manager, Facilities Management, Design & Project Management, UC Los Angeles