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April 28th - May 1st, 2021: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education; July 2021 CHESC

2018 Overall Schedule

CHESC 2018 complete program

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Friday, July 13th, 2018
Time Activity Location
8:00am- 12:00pm Sustainability Officers’ Workshop (all systems – UC, CSU, CCC, private) (Invitation Only) ESB 1001
11:00am- 5:00pm GFI/CNI Fellows Symposium Linda Vista Room, Santa Catalina
1:00pm- 5:00pm CSU Campus as a Living Lab Workshop (Invitation Only) Student Resources Building MPR
1:00pm- 5:00pm Striving for Zero Waste at Colleges and Universities Workshop Bren 1414
1:00pm-5:00pm Advancing Campus Sustainability with BREEAM McCune Conference Room
4:00pm – 6:00pm VIP Reception Campus Green
5:00pm-7:30pm Opening Reception Campus Green


Time Activity Location
8:00am – 9:15am Concurrent Sessions A: Panels Various Locations
  Sustainable Labs: Reducing Resource Footprints Ellison Hall 2620
  Comprehensive Carbon Offsets Strategy to Achieve Carbon Neutrality Harold Frank Hall 1104
  Responsibly Meeting Energy Needs Through Innovative Energy Solar Technology Bren Hall 1414
  Living Experience in Green Building Bioengineering 1001
  Diverse Approaches Toward Zero Waste Campuses Phelps Hall 3523
  Tackling Campus Food insecurity Through Agriculture Bren Hall 1424
  Innovative Off-Campus Sustainability Partnerships Engineering Science Building 1001
  Unique Approaches of Integrating Sustainability within Curriculum Bren Hall 4016
  Providing Students with the Knowledge and Skills to Succeed Phelps Hall 3519
9:25am – 10:40am Concurrent Sessions B: Panels Various Locations
  Sustainable Food Sourcing Ellison Hall 2620
  Students Taking Strides Toward Sustainable Climate Change Bioengineering 1001
  Creating Comprehensive Sustainability Plans Harold Frank Hall 1104
  Fellows in Facilities: From Verified Savings Projects to Integrated Sustainability Bren Hall 1414
  Giving Student’s Hands-On Experience with Water Saving Projects Phelps Hall 3523
  Engaging Approaches to Achieve Lasting Sustainable Transportation Assemblages Bren Hall 1424
  Connecting Sustainability and Equity Programs Phelps Hall 3519
  Steps towards Sustainability in Lab and IT Spaces Engineering Science Building 1001
  Cultivate Our Planet: Sustainable Practices and Efforts Toward Food-Security Bren Hall 4016
  Sustainable Dining in a LEED Platinum Facility; Portola Dining Commons Tour Meet at the Campbell Hall Bus Loop
10:50am – 12:00pm Opening Keynote Campus Green
12:00pm – 2:30pm Awards Lunch Campus Green
2:30pm – 4:00pm Public Market (trade show opens to campus and community) Campus Green
2:40pm – 3:55pm Concurrent Sessions C: Panels Various Locations
  Smart Labs and Medical Facilities Bren Hall 1424
  Sustainability Planning for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) and Zero Carbon Harold Frank Hall 1104
  Vegan Substitutes Transform Sustainability Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall
  Recycled Water & Sustainable Landscapes Leading to Greener Campuses Phelps Hall 3519
  Implementing Effective Electric Vehicle and Solar Charging Programs – Moving into the Future Phelps Hall 3523
  Built to Last: From Pilot to Sustaining Program Bioengineering 1001
  Sustainable Purchasing and Waste Reduction through Reuse Programs Bren Hall 4016
  Data Driven Programs to Promote Sustainable Behaviors Bren Hall 1414
  The Environmental, Social, and Economic Aspects of Waste Reduction Engineering Science Building 1001
  Associated Students Food Bank Tour Meet at the Registration Desk, Campus Green
4:05pm – 5:20pm Concurrent Sessions D: Panels Various Locations

The Opportunities and Challenges of Aggressive Climate Action

Harold Frank Hall 1104

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

Bioengineering 1001

Orientation to the CSU Food Systems Working Group

Ellison Hall 2620

Reducing Mobility Friction Panel

Bren Hall 4016

Students Improving Waste Diversion Rates

Bren Hall 1424

Scaling up Sustainability in Higher Education Through Accreditation

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Sustainability Within Your Home, Classroom, Lab, and Community

Bren Hall 1414

Dialogue with a Representative of the Chumash Community

Phelps Hall 3523

Sustainable Cleaning Initiatives

Engineering Science Building 1001

Solarizing UC Santa Barbara Tour

Meet at the Registration Desk, Campus Green
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Evening Reception

Campus Green
7:30pm- 10:00pm

Sustainability Officers’ Dinner (Invitation Only)

Private Home locally. Confirmation will be given to registered attendees.


Time Activity Location
8:00am – 9:15am Concurrent Sessions E: Panels Various Locations
  Diversity, Equity, and Sustainable Sourcing Phelps Hall 3519
  Sustainable Education through Internships and Partnerships Ellison Hall 2620
  Green Building Impact on Sustainable Campuses Harold Frank Hall 1104
  Strategies to Create Sustainable Habits through Student-Run Programs Bren Hall 4016
  Initiatives and Programs to Reduce Food Insecurity Phelps Hall 3523
  Using STARS to Reach Sustainability Goals Engineering Science Building 1001
  Innovative Sustainable Spaces and Classrooms Bioengineering 1001
  Empowering Students to Reduce Their Footprints Bren Hall 1414
  Presentations on Waste Diversion Bren Hall 1424
  Turning a Golf Course into a Restored Habitat: North Campus Open Space Tour Meet at the Campbell Hall Bus Loop
9:25am-10:25am Speed Dating Campus Green
10:35am-11:50am Concurrent Sessions F: Panels Various Locations
  Sustainability Through a Humanities Lens Phelps Hall 3523
  Mobilizing Data to Drive Sustainability Harold Frank Hall 1104
  Turning Lighting Challenges into Meaningful Opportunities to Further Campus Sustainability Engineering Science Building 1001
  Increasing Diversity and Inclusivity within Sustainability Programs Bren Hall 4016
  Sustainable Student Leadership Bren Hall 1414
  Creating Local, Values Based Food Systems: Gardens and Basic Needs Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall
  Sustainable Transportation: Making Bike-shares the Norm Phelps Hall 3519
  Engaging Your Target Audience Bioengineering 1001
  The Circular Relationship Between Food Waste and Food Production Bren Hall 1424
  Triple Platinum: Bren Hall Tour Meet at the Registration Desk, Campus Green
12:00pm-1:05pm Lunch Campus Green
1:15pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions G: Panels Various Locations
  Responsible & Sustainable Purchasing Ellison Hall 2620
  Integrating Sustainability within Curriculum Phelps Hall 3523
  Multiple Approaches to Attain Lasting Carbon Reduction Harold Frank Hall 1104
  Best Practices in Commissioning Bioengineering 1001
  Efforts Toward Campus-Wide Food Security and Hunger Relief Bren Hall 4016
  Empowering Students to Become Leaders in Sustainable Efforts Bren Hall 1414
  Implementing Sustainability Plans and Initiatives Engineering Science Building 1001
  Sustainable Landscapes with Fog Water Collectors, Permaculture Gardens, and Trees! Phelps Hall 3519
  Transportation Efforts in Campus Sustainability Plans Bren Hall 1424
  Oceans to Classrooms: The REEF Meet at the Registration Desk, Campus Green
2:40pm- 3:25pm Concurrent Sessions H: Deep Dive Various Locations
  University of California Fleets: On the Road to Carbon Neutrality Phelps Hall 3523
  Saving Water in the Campus Dishroom using Technology and Training Phelps Hall 3519
  Moving Past Tokenization: Integrating Social Equity Internally and Programmatically Bren Hall 1414
  Crafton Hills College – Sustainability by Design for Facilities Operations Engineering Science Building 1001
  Residential & Dining Enterprises’ Sustainable Food Program Local Farm Purchasing Bren Hall 4016
  Passing on the Sustainability Baton: Maintaining Student Sustainability Projects Bren Hall 1424
  1MW/4 Hour Battery Storage Installation Harold Frank Hall 1104
  Energize Colleges: Innovating for Sustainability Education and Careers Bioengineering 1001
3:35pm – 4:20pm Concurrent Sessions I: Deep Dive
Various Locations
  Creation of UC’s Sustainable Procurement Policy and Guidelines Bren Hall 1414
  Teaching Sustainability across the Curriculum: A Faculty Development Model Phelps Hall 3523
  Creating a Positive Community Partnership Through Bike Share Engineering Science Building 1001
  Celebrating Anniversaries: Reflecting and Adapting within Campus Green Funds Ellison Hall 2620
  Everybody Needs Nature Bren Hall 1424
  Water Reclamation in a Dense Urban Research University Harold Frank Hall 1104
   Bobcat Eats Bren Hall 4016
   Affordable Access, Sustained Connectivity, and the Right to Information Phelps Hall 3519
   Stanford’s Sustainable IT Program Bioengineering 1001
4:30pm – 5:30pm Closing Keynote Harold Frank Hall 1104


Time Activity Location
8:00am- 1:00pm Student Convergence Bren Hall 1414
8:00am- 3:00pm UC/CSU Joint Energy Managers’ Meeting Engineering Sciences Building 1001
8:30am-5:00pm Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) Workshop Student Resource Building Multi-Purpose Room
Time Activity Location
8:30am-12:00pm Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) Workshop Student Resource Building Multi-Purpose Room