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UC Santa Barbara

July 6th – 10th, 2020

2019 Concurrent Sessions

Climate Action
Curriculum
Energy
Food Systems
Green Building
Institutionalizing Sustainability
Procurement and Business Services
Social Equity
Student Affairs and Leadership
Transportation
Waste Reduction and Recycling
Water and Landscape

Creative Sustainability Courses

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, and Social Equity

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session looks at creative, unique ways that colleges have implemented sustainability into their curriculum. Antioch University Los Angeles presents on how students use geographic information systems to analyze inequalities in relation to social and environmental justice. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s AgWriteCulture project is a set of four courses that encourage students to cultivate skills that help communicate, analyze, and negotiate sustainability issues. UC San Francisco has developed a course used to study how climate-related health issues are dealt with in health professions.

Adonia Lugo, PhD, Affiliate Faculty in Urban Sustainability, Antioch University Los Angeles Presentation (Lugo, Strauss, Young)

Donald Strauss, PhD, Program Chair, Urban Sustainability, Antioch University Los Angeles

Greg Young, Student, Urban Sustainability MA, Antioch University Los Angeles

Jason Peters, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Peters)

Ereca Nguyen, Pharmacy Student and Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, School of Pharmacy, UC San Francisco

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

 

Student Engagement Around Campus

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session highlights major systems-thinking approaches to student engagement and education from three different campuses. During April 2019, all 10 campuses in the University of California system participated in the Cool Campus Challenge. In this friendly competition, students, faculty, and staff earned points for taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of becoming the Coolest Campus in the UC system. At UC Los Angeles, The Carbon Neutrality Initiative Ambassadors Program immerses a select number of UCLA students in the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI). Ambassadors are trained to communicate the CNI and UCLA general sustainability goals through an interactive curriculum. At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the Climate Change Action Research Group fosters meaningful undergraduate climate change research opportunities.

Ryan Bell, Associate Director of Sustainability, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (Bell, Persad, Stoll)

Jewel Persad, Campus Sustainability Manager, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Admin Services, UC Santa Barbara

Kira Stoll, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Berkeley

Valeree Catangay, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, Student, Environmental Science, UC Los Angeles  Presentation (Catangay, Patel)

Megna Patel, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC Los Angeles

Logan Babcock, President, Cal Poly Honors Program, Cal Poly Climate Change Action Research Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Harlow)

Moderator: Tim Galarneau, Education & Research Specialist, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, UC Santa Cruz

 

Climate Action in College Curriculum

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Curriculum

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

This session highlights three campuses that are implementing climate action into college curriculum. Chico State University will show how students can project climate change impacts in their local community. CSU Long Beach will present a project in which they use an environmental sensor network to support a research-drive capstone course that works toward analyzing climate change adaptations. UC Berkeley will focus on a Zero Waste course that looks for solutions to create a sustainable future.

Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning Department, Chico State University Presentation (Stemen)

Sage Lenier, Student, Environmental Studies, Conservation & Resource Studies, UC Berkeley

Moderator: Michel Boudrias, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, University of San Diego

 

Long Term Climate Action Plans for Carbon Neutrality

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Energy

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Learn about 2 different approaches to climate action planning. In this session CSU Long Beach will offer insight to their long-term planning process to construct their Clean Energy Master Plan that allows for flexibility in their goal to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2030. CSU East Bay and Northridge will layout replicable implementation guides accessible regardless of level of the institutional support.

Shawn Cun, PE, Energy & Utilities Manager, Physical Planning & Facilities Management, CSU Long Beach  Presentation (Cun, Stewart) 

Gordon Stewart, PE, Energy Analyst, Glumac 

Nikhil Schneider, Energy & Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, CSU Northridge Presentation (Schneider, Buckholz)

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

Moderator: Karen Salvini, MBA, Sustainability Project Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s

 

Thinking Outside the Box: Waste Reduction

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

These three campuses will present three very different approaches to reducing waste and increasing diversion rates. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has created new permanent staffing by changing the basic structure of waste collection. UC Los Angeles is using centralized waste collection systems and custodial hands on training to increase their diversion rates. UC San Francisco identified unique issues to housing buildings on campus and have crafted specific guides to change their waste characteristics.

Anastasia Nicole, TRUE Advisor; Zero Waste Coordinator; FM&D Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability Department; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Nicole)

Kikei Wong, Zero Waste Coordinator, Grounds & Custodial, UC Los Angeles Presentation (Wong, Bentzin)

Bonny Bentzin, LEED AP, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability, UC Los Angeles 

Daniel Chau, Recycling Coordinator, Recycling & Waste Reduction Program, UC San Francisco Presentation(Chau)

Moderator: Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management, Sacramento State University

 

Use of Collaborative Planning to Create Climate Action Plan

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Mt. San Antonio College will present on the development of the school’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). In Fall 2014, the college’s president William Scroggins, signed the American College and University Presidents’ Commitment on Climate at the urging of faculty and students. A Climate Commitment Implementation Committee then formed, which built consensus around the CAP by spearheading a collaborative planning process that included two CAP conferences, an eco-charrette, and several focus groups, which combined, facilitated the completion of the CAP in May 2018.

Chisato Uyeki, President, Academic Senate; Collection Development Librarian, Mt. San Antonio College Presentation (Uyeki)

Eera Babtiwale, LEED AP BD + C, Vice President of Sustainability, United States Green Building Council IE Branch Board Member, HMC Architects

 

Meeting UC’s Climate Neutrality Goals One Meal at a Time

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Food Systems 

Engineering Science Building, Room 2001

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Many universities, including the UC system, have committed to dramatically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However, most institutions are focused on direct emissions from buildings, energy, and transportation. If California universities are going to be global leaders in climate change, it’s critical that food purchasing becomes part of their emissions reduction strategies. This panel will explore what it would look like for institutions to measure and reduce emissions from their food purchases and provide strategies for implementing sustainable food policies.

Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (Thottathil)

Ellen Vaughan, Senior Food and Agriculture Campaigner, Food and Technology Department, Friends of the Earth

Ilana Braverman, Program Manager, Farm Forward

 

UC Merced Dining Sustainable Food Fundraiser and Community Outreach

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Food Systems

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

This presentation highlights Salvage Social Hour, a sustainable food and beverage fundraising event to support UC Merced’s Bobcat Pantry featuring gleaned “ugly” produce, by-products, and trim from kitchen production which usually go into the waste stream. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event benefited UC Merced’s Bobcat Pantry, a critical source in providing food and connecting our students with other basic needs resources.

Mitchell Vanagten, UC Merced Dining, Executive Chef, Dining Services, UC Merced Presentation (Vanagten, Perez)

Matthew Perez, UC Merced Dining, Chef II, Dining Services, UC Merced

 

NXTerra: A Collaborative Educational Platform for Climate Change Action

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Curriculum

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

During this presentation, take a look into UC-CSU NXTerra, a Knowledge Action Network (KAN) and digital platform directed toward climate educators of all disciplines. It draws on the urgency of climate policy, based on decades of inaction, to provide a comprehensive set of resources to accelerate climate education.

Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor and Coordinator, Environmental Studies, School of Natural Sciences, CSU Monterey Bay

John Foran, PhD, Professor, Sociology and Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning Department, Chico State University

 

Commissioning Programs and Energy Management Systems

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, and Energy

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

This session aims to explore the different projects being implemented by universities in California today to make energy management and building operations as efficient as possible. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will touch upon how SkySpark is being used to support their ongoing commissioning approach. Pomona College will present on how their data-driven analytics platform (ACCO BEMS) continuously commissions the building by identifying anomalies and diagnosing issues through sensors, actuators and sequences of operation. This session will then conclude with UC Davis’ approach to saving energy by using building data to improve meter management and central plant performance while using savings to fund its operations.

Chris Weyandt, PE, CEM, Energy Management Engineer, Laboratory Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Weyandt, Vitti)

Raphael Vitti, PE, Energy & Data Engineer, kW Engineering

Dotty Hage, Energy & Project Manager, Facilities, Pomona College Presentation (Hage)

Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities: Energy & Engineering, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn, Fauchier-Magnan)

Nicolas Fauchier-Magnan, Energy Engineering Supervisor, Facilities: Energy & Engineering, UC Davis 

Moderator: Zuhair Mased, Director, Energy Sustainability and Engineering, UC Merced

 

Sustainability Practices as Bridge Builders

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

How do you go about developing a sustainability project that hits on all four cylinders – university operations, academics, research and community embeddedness? Through a series of case briefs from Arizona State University Sustainability Practices and exercises, participants will practice developing projects or initiatives that align sustainability operational goals with the mission of the institution, making them more resilient through broader buy-in.

Michael Dalrymple, Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University Presentation (Dalrymple)

Moderator: Stephen Miller, Deputy Director of Strategic Energy Innovations

 

Strategic Plans for Implementing Sustainability

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

This strategy-based session details three campuses approach to truly institutionalizing sustainability. At Santa Clara University, a people-oriented plan was built by university stakeholders and formulated with interactive components so its campus community could directly contribute to the plan’s outlined goals and objectives. San Diego State University implemented the UN Habitat’s Guiding Principles for Climate Action, where a group of students were able to translate it into the 2017 SDSU Climate Action Plan. Mt. San Antonio speaks on its Climate Action Plan (CAP) which includes two conferences, an eco-charrette, and several focus groups.

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, MBA, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University Presentation (Uy)

Cara K. Uy, Sustainability Manager, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

Tom Abram, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Officer, Facilities Services, San Diego State University

Zohir Chowdhury, Associate Professor, School of Public Health – Division of Environmental Health, San Diego State University

Chisa Uyeki, Collection Development Librarian and President of the Academic Senate, Library and Learning Resources Division, Mt. San Antonio College Presentation (Uyeki)

Eera Babtiwale, LEED AP BD + C, Vice President of Sustainability, United States Green Building Council IE Branch Board Member, HMC Architects

Moderator: Nikhil Schneider, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator, CSU Northridge

Creative Sustainability Courses

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, and Social Equity

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session looks at creative, unique ways that colleges have implemented sustainability into their curriculum. Antioch University Los Angeles presents on how students use geographic information systems to analyze inequalities in relation to social and environmental justice. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s AgWriteCulture project is a set of four courses that encourage students to cultivate skills that help communicate, analyze, and negotiate sustainability issues. UC San Francisco has developed a course used to study how climate-related health issues are dealt with in health professions.

Presentation (Lugo, Strauss, Young)

Adonia Lugo, PhD, Affiliate Faculty in Urban Sustainability, Antioch University Los Angeles

Donald Strauss, PhD, Program Chair, Urban Sustainability, Antioch University Los Angeles

Greg Young, Student, Urban Sustainability MA, Antioch University Los Angeles

Jason Peters, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Peters)

Ereca Nguyen, Pharmacy Student and Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, School of Pharmacy, UC San Francisco

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

 

Climate Action in College Curriculum

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Curriculum

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

This session highlights three campuses that are implementing climate action into college curriculum. Chico State University will show how students can project climate change impacts in their local community. CSU Long Beach will present a project in which they use an environmental sensor network to support a research-drive capstone course that works toward analyzing climate change adaptations. UC Berkeley will focus on a Zero Waste course that looks for solutions to create a sustainable future.

Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning Department, Chico State University Presentation (Stemen)

Sage Lenier, Student, Environmental Studies, Conservation & Resource Studies, UC Berkeley

Moderator: Michel Boudrias, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, University of San Diego 

 

Recommendations for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Programs

Topic Area: Curriculum and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Academic programs that focus on sustainability, environmental sciences, and/or environmental studies continue to grow in popularity, not to mention importance. Findings show that the best Environmental and Sustainability Programs, or ESPs, are interdisciplinary in nature, however many higher education institutions function as a series of silos and therefore struggle with interdisciplinarity. This presentation from San Diego Miramar College offers a comprehensive overview of how effective ESPs succeed at this within host institutions and provides recommendations to help others do the same.

Pablo Martin, MA, Associate Professor of Sustainability, Journalism, and Communication Studies, Arts & Humanities Department; Sustainability Program, San Diego Miramar College Presentation (Martin)

 

How University Landscapes are Engaging Students

Topic Areas: Curriculum; and Water and Landscaping

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

This presentation will demonstrate how landscapes at different institutions are being utilized to engage students and serve as a learning environment. First, UC Davis will touch upon how their Hunt Hall Courtyard Living Laboratory creates a habitat in a human-dominated ecosystem while also serving to teach students about landscape architecture. Sonoma County Community College District will then touch upon their Living Learning Landscape project that provides free and easily accessible sustainable garden templates that meet Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) standards. UC Santa Barbara will present on their collaboration with Santa Barbara City College’s Green Gardener Program to provide two free workshop series on beginning and intermediate gardening.

Abbi Gregory, Assistant Complex Coordinator Family Student Housing, Residential and Community Living, UC Santa Barbara

Haven Kiers, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Capital Projects, Sonoma County Junior College District

Moderator: Joe Ragsdale, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

NXTerra: A Collaborative Educational Platform for Climate Change Action

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Curriculum

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

During this presentation, take a look into UC-CSU NXTerra, a Knowledge Action Network (KAN) and digital platform directed toward climate educators of all disciplines. It draws on the urgency of climate policy, based on decades of inaction, to provide a comprehensive set of resources to accelerate climate education.

Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor and Coordinator, Environmental Studies, School of Natural Sciences, CSU Monterey Bay

John Foran, PhD, Professor, Sociology and Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning Department, Chico State University

 

Teaching Systems Thinking in the Context of Sustainability

Topic Area: Curriculum

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

Systems thinking is a holistic way of examining multiple factors associated with a given challenge or problem. Applying this mode of thinking to issues of sustainability is a rational approach to consider means to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Proper implementation of systems-based approaches highlight many of the consequences of different actions. In order to be able to apply a common framework and language to the idea of systems thinking, we describe a systems thinking curriculum.

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

 

Institutionalizing Campus as a Living Lab: Field Case Studies

Topic Areas: Curriculum and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

Realizing the promise of campus and community as living laboratories for students is the ultimate goal. Done well, these applied learning pathways offer significant returns to students, campus stakeholders, and community partners, while breaking down traditional barriers between academics and operations. While there is no single approach, this session will present four distinct yet successful approaches from a variety of California campuses, including UC Merced, Skyline College, Orange Coast College, and the Los Angeles Community College District.

Mark Maxwell, LEED AP, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced

Natalie St.Clair, SEI Facilities and Energy Fellow, Facilities, Planning and Development Department, Los Angeles Community College District

Mike Carey, Sustainability Coordinator, Administrative Services, Orange Coast College

Stephen Miller, Adjunct Faculty, SMT, Strategic Energy Innovations and Skyline College

Raymond Hernandez, Dean, Science Math and Technology, Skyline College

Moderator: Alyssa Hagerbrant, Associate Project Coordinator, Higher Education, SEI

 

Commissioning Programs and Energy Management Systems

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, and Energy

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

This session aims to explore the different projects being implemented by universities in California today to make energy management and building operations as efficient as possible. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will touch upon how SkySpark is being used to support their ongoing commissioning approach. Pomona College will present on how their data-driven analytics platform (ACCO BEMS) continuously commissions the building by identifying anomalies and diagnosing issues through sensors, actuators and sequences of operation. This session will then conclude with UC Davis’ approach to saving energy by using building data to improve meter management and central plant performance while using savings to fund its operations.

Chris Weyandt, PE, CEM, Energy Management Engineer, Laboratory Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Weyandt, Vitti)

Raphael Vitti, PE, Energy & Data Engineer, kW Engineering

Dotty Hage, Energy & Project Manager, Facilities, Pomona College Presentation (Hage)

Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities: Energy & Engineering, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn, Fauchier-Magnan)

Nicolas Fauchier-Magnan, Energy Engineering Supervisor, Facilities: Energy & Engineering, UC Davis

Moderator: Zuhair Mased, Director, Energy Sustainability and Engineering, UC Merced

 

Reimagining Food System Education

Topic Areas: Curriculum and Food Systems

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

Chew on this session which explores two campuses’ methods for integrating food systems into their curriculum. Santa Clara University will offer insight to how campus farms and gardens can work with various departments and incorporate student and community engagement. UC Los Angeles will showcase their “foodprint seminar” course that draws connections between food systems and environmental sustainability.

Katharine Rondthaler, Organic Garden Manager, Santa Clara University – The Forge Garden

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

Hannah Malan, MSPH, PhD Student, Fielding School of Public Health, UC Los Angeles

Moderator: Ana Camaddo, Edible Campus Program Student Coordinator, UC Santa Barbara

Sustainable Transportation Through Electric and Low Speed Vehicles

Topic Areas: Energy and Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Three different strategies are explored in the shift towards personal electric vehicles . San Diego State University and Plug In America will focus on the basics and benefits of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), strategies they’ve used to promote widespread EV adoption, and how they can be useful to other universities. San Mateo County Community College District will explain how they have increased their EV capacity to over 60 ports since 2013, detailing the necessary infrastructure they have relied upon. UC Los Angeles documents its strategic shift to Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) around campus.

Tom Abram, Energy and Sustainability Officer, Facilities Services, San Diego State University Presentation (Abram, Morgan)

Kylie Morgan, Program Coordinator, Event/Education Programs, Plug In America

Joe Fullerton, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities Planning, Maintenance and Operations, San Mateo County Community College District

Scott Olsen, Strategic Account Manager, Commercial Government and Defense, Polaris

Clinton S Bench, Director, Fleet and Transit, UC Los Angeles Events & Transportation

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

 

Long Term Climate Action Plans for Carbon Neutrality

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Energy

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Learn about 2 different approaches to climate action planning. In this session CSU Long Beach will offer insight to their long-term planning process to construct their Clean Energy Master Plan that allows for flexibility in their goal to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2030. CSU East Bay and Northridge will layout replicable implementation guides accessible regardless of level of the institutional support.

Shawn Cun, PE, Energy & Utilities Manager, Physical Planning & Facilities Management, CSU Long Beach Presentation (Cun, Stewart)

Gordon Stewart, PE, Energy Analyst, Glumac 

Nikhil Schneider, Energy & Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, CSU Northridge Presentation (Schneider, Buckholz)

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

Moderator: Karen Salvini, MBA, Sustainability Project Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s

 

Best Practice Award Presentation: Sustainability with Solar + Storage

Topic Area: Energy and Green Building

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Project presentation by the 2019 CHESC Best Practice award winners in the Energy Supply category for a California Community College. State Center Community College District will present on their solar and battery storage efforts as they are expected to save $18 million in energy costs with their have over 7 MW of solar PV sites operating across 4 of their campuses. SCCCD will present on how they saved time and money in this project through their partnership with School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR).

Shannon Robertson, District Director of Construction Services, Construction Services & Facilities Planning, State Center Community College District

Brian Taylor, Senior Director, California Public Sector, Business Development, ForeFront Power

Michael Rochman, Managing Director, School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR)

 

Data Driven Sustainability Benefits Worth the Pursuit

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

Stanford University will present on how taking a data-driven approach in infrastructural and behavioral programs is a signature success factor for their sustainability initiatives, which helps the university connect sustainability to the reality of institutional practice and the bottom line. Stanford documents and reports data in numerous ways, from its greenhouse gas inventories, to its annual year in review, to online dashboards that show real-time utilities consumption for individual buildings, their building sustainability ratings, and campus-wide systems performance.

Fahmida Ahmed Bangert, Director, Sustainability and Business Services, Sustainability and Energy Management, Stanford University Presentation (Bangert)

 

The Global Sustainable Campus Partnership Program

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am-10:00am

This session presents on the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities (SCSC) initiative that engages UC Davis students, faculty, and staff in an effort to transform the campus into a practical-solutions showcase demonstrating how communities can reduce GHG emissions even while growing. As part of the SCSC initiative, the Global Sustainable Campus Partnership Program (GSCPP) connects institutions with the common goal of building carbon neutral communities that use resources sustainably. This program was developed to facilitate progress by sharing information, skills, and practices.

Devon Schmidt, Graduate Student Researcher, Facilities Energy & Engineering, UC Davis

Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Energy & Engineering, UC Davis

 

Pathways to Zero Net Energy Campuses

Topic Areas: Energy and Green Building

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

During this session, three campus projects will share their methods for working toward zero net energy and electrification. Sonoma County Junior College District is turning the main campus into a 100% renewable microgrid and will present on the process thus far, as well as next steps in creating zero net energy, zero carbon, and grid friendly campuses. UC Merced will present their new electrified downtown building which utilizes electric systems and passive solar designs. The downtown building is the most energy efficient building in the UC System. Palomar College’s presentation will look at strategies to achieve zero net energy through a collaborative progressive design build delivery model and innovative technical solutions.

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Capital Projects, Sonoma County Junior College District

Mark Maxwell, LEED AP, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, University of California, Merced Presentation (Maxwell)

Matthew Porreca, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal at Bnim Architects

Dennis Astl, R.A., CCM, LEED AP, Manager, Construction & Facilities Planning, Palomar College

Mike Conroy, Vice President of Operations, Level 10 Construction

Moderator: Michelle Perez, Interim Director of Campus Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality, Resource Management & Planning, UC San Diego

 

The Million LED Challenge (LED Retrofit Solutions for Linear-Fluorescent Applications)

Topic Areas: Energy; and Procurement and Business Services

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

The University of California Office of the President and UC Davis will present on their high visibility, statewide lamp conversion program titled The Million LED Challenge. This project was created with the objective of broadly promulgating the utilization of high efficiency, high quality LED replacement lamps across California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by significantly advancing energy efficiency through this relighting effort.

Adrian Ferreira, Interim Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing – Facilities Management, UC Office of the President

Michael Siminovitch, Professor, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis

 

Innovative Fellowships: Bridging Facilities and Academic Programs

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Through Strategic Energy Innovation (SEI)’s Climate Corps fellowship program, dedicated emerging sustainability professionals are recruited and placed at a higher education (college, university, or district) site. A number of local funding sources (utilities, grants) help to support the innovative fellowships while Strategic Energy Innovations 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.

Presentation (St. Clair, Nguyen, Pollack, Pagal, Beach, Erlenbach)

Natalie StClair, Facilities and Energy Fellow, Los Angeles Community College District

Alyssa Hagerbrant, Associate Project Coordinator, Higher Education, SEI

Julie Nguyen, Zero Waste Program Associate, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Sloane Pagal, Green Office Program Associate, Santa Rosa Junior College

Jacob Pollack, Program Manager, Higher Education, SEI

Austin Beach, Sustainable Transportation Associate, Sonoma County Junior College District

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

 

Increasing Laboratory Energy Efficiency

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building, and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

During this presentation, take a look into energy efficiency and savings in laboratory settings, as three campuses will share their methods in implementing sustainable practices. UC Santa Barbara will present a whole-building verification method used to analyze energy use and savings at a UCSB lab. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will share a new Integrated Laboratory Airflow Management program, implementing different methods to restore building function, save energy, and enhance safety. Stanford University will focus on energy efficient fume hoods, showing a cost-benefit analysis that looks at energy and greenhouse gas reduction.

Jordan Sager, PE, LEED AP, Campus Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Sager, Gilliland)

David Gilliland, PE, Energy Efficiency Consultant, kW Engineering

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

Amanda Maki, Student intern, Facilities Energy Management, Stanford University

Moderator: Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

Commissioning Programs and Energy Management Systems

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, and Energy

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

This session aims to explore the different projects being implemented by universities in California today to make energy management and building operations as efficient as possible. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will touch upon how SkySpark is being used to support their ongoing commissioning approach. Pomona College will present on how their data-driven analytics platform (ACCO BEMS) continuously commissions the building by identifying anomalies and diagnosing issues through sensors, actuators and sequences of operation. This session will then conclude with UC Davis’ approach to saving energy by using building data to improve meter management and central plant performance while using savings to fund its operations.

Chris Weyandt, PE, CEM, Energy Management Engineer, Laboratory Directorate, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Weyandt, Vitti)

Raphael Vitti, PE, Energy & Data Engineer, kW Engineering

Dotty Hage, Energy & Project Manager, Facilities, Pomona College Presentation (Hage)

Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities: Energy & Engineering, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn, Fauchier-Magnan)

Nicolas Fauchier-Magnan, Energy Engineering Supervisor, Facilities: Energy & Engineering, UC Davis

Moderator: Zuhair Mased, Director, Energy Sustainability and Engineering, UC Merced

 

How Sustainability Programs Can Create Change in Waste Diversion

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:35pm

This session highlights three presentations discussing different campus organizations’ efforts to create sustainable change in on-campus labs and buildings and amongst staff and faculty. CSU Chico’s Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices will discuss their role on campus amongst staff and faculty and their latest initiative “Office Diversion Excursion.” R3 Green labs is a student-led program at UC Riverside’s research facilities that reduces waste through: (i) a green labs certification program, (ii) research on building resources, initiatives, and policies, and (iii) education, marketing and outreach. CSU San Marcos will present technology that allows biological safety level 1 & 2 waste to be diverted and used to power the local power grid.

Alyssa Myers, Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices (SCOOP), Facilities Management and Services, Chico State University

Elizabeth Deyett, PhD Candidate, Botany and Plant Science, UC Riverside Presentation (Deyett)

Madison Reichhold, Undergraduate Team Member of R^3 Green Labs Program Presentation (Reichhold)

Cai Steffler, Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist, Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), CSU San Marcos

Moderator: Carrie Metzgar, Sustainability & Planning Analyst, Physical & Environmental Planning, UC Irvine

 

Best Practices in Addressing Energy Supply Through Solar Power

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

This session will have two Best Practice speakers present on their innovative projects implementing solar power. UC Merced will go in depth on their installation of a 4.8 megawatt solar power system that featured a carport and rooftop solar as well as a 483/900-kilowatt hour energy solution from Lockheed Martin. This is complemented by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s 4.5 MW Gold Tree Solar Farm project that provides $17 million in utility savings that will be used to finance a new Solar Engineering and Microgrid Laboratory as well as five partner programs.

Breeana Sylvas, Assistant Director, Department of Sustainability, UC Merced Presentation (Sylvas)

Dennis K Elliot, PE, CEM, Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Facilities and Development, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Eric Veium for Dennis Elliot)

Student-Campus Collaborations to Purchase Fair Trade Food

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Procurement and Business Services, and Social Equity

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session will provide guidance as to how universities’ food procurement practices may incorporate the purchase of fair trade products and real food. Santa Clara University will share their local, ecological, fair, and humane food purchases over the 2017-2018 academic year as well as methods on how they measured greenhouse gas emissions of these transactions. This will be followed by UC Los Angeles and UC Irvine representatives sharing strategies on how to increase Fair Trade purchasing while also building campus partnerships between students and staff in the process.

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, MBA, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University Presentation (Kalkbrenner, Mccurry)

Emma Mccurry, Food Systems Fellow, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

Kylie Nealis, Campus & Community Engagement Manager, Fair Trade Campaigns Presentation (Thai, Fabris)

Erin Fabis, Sustainability Manager, Dining/Housing & Hospitality, UC Los Angeles

Lotus Thai, Sustainability Coordinator, UC Irvine Dining, Aramark/UC Irvine

Moderator: Erin Fabris, Sustainability Manager, Housing & Hospitality Services, UC Los Angeles

 

Waste Reduction Approaches on Campuses and Use of a Living Lab

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

These campuses will share three different programs to decrease food waste through recovery, redirection, and education. Sacramento State has created a living laboratory to decrease waste and increase student knowledge to become more sustainable. CSU Monterey Bay has created a program for students to receive information instantly about free food available on campus. UC Merced is combating food insecurity through leveraged regional partnerships to recover food from local businesses.

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management, Sacramento State University Presentation (Martinez, Skall)

Erik Skall, Grounds Supervisor, Facilities Management–Grounds and Landscaping, Sacramento State University

Joanna Snawder-Manzo, Care Manager, Dean of Students Office, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (Snawder-Manzo)

Breeana Sylvas, Assistant Director, Department of Sustainability, UC Merced Presentation (Sylvas, Meyer, Kaur)

Erin Meyer, MS, Program Coordinator, Office of Leadership, Service and Career, UC Merced; Merced County Food Bank

Bavneet Kaur,Basic Needs Coordinator, Office of Leadership Service and Career, UC Merced

Moderator: Kikei Wong, Zero Waste Coordinator, Grounds & Custodial, UC, Los Angeles

 

Turning Food Waste into Food Justice

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Social Equity; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

This session explores how 3 different campuses have tackled food insecurity issues by increasing their students’ consistent access to food. CSU Long Beach has addressed the barriers to accessing sustainable food while also focusing on achieving healthy diets. Santa Clara has turned a problem of fruit waste into a project that maps fruit trees for students to utilize. UC Santa Barbara has partnered with an off-campus nonprofit to glean from backyards along with their on-campus efforts to glean prepared meals from on-campus retail locations.

Libby Gustin, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, CSU Long Beach Presentation (Gustin)

Eric Bryan, ASI Recycling Coordinator, CSU Long Beach

Katharine Rondthaler, Organic Garden Manager, Center for Sustainability – The Forge Garden, Santa Clara University Presentation (Rondthaler)

Ezra Ziegler, Student Leader, Foodcycling, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Kristen Lee, MPAff, Sustainability Programs Manager, UC Santa Cruz

 

Miramar Food Pantry HDAE’s Commitment to Combat Food Insecurity

Topic Areas: Food Systems; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

The cost to attend college is on the rise nationwide, and UC Santa Barbara is no different. Students with limited financial resources face difficult choices, which may lead to less nutritious meals. In other words, they may experience food insecurity. The good news is that many organizations on our campus are working to address the problem of food insecurity. This presentation will look at Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises and the staff at the new Miramar Food Pantry, which opened its doors on October 1, 2018.

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

Robbie Wright, Associate Director for Residential Dining Services, Residential Dining Services, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

 

The Emergence of Herbicide Programs on UC Campuses

Topic Areas: Food Systems; Student Affairs and Leadership; and Water and Landscape

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Learn about the elimination of herbicide use on such campuses as UC Berkeley, while the UC Office of The President will introduce two projects that are focused on eliminating and analyzing herbicide use on UC campuses. UC Berkeley will describe how Herbicide-Free Cal was started, and how relationships between various stakeholders can help create better policies to deal with landscaping. A UC systemwide taskforce is examining the overall herbicide use on all UC campus landscaping, and will present on alternative forms of regulating weeds and promoting a less herbicide-intensive policy.

Mackenzie Feldman, Founder, Herbicide-Free UC, UC Berkeley Presentation

Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (Thottathil)

Justin Wisor, Director, Custodial and Grounds, UC Los Angeles

Moderator: James Sanner, Herbicide Free UC Advisor

 

A Hands on Approach to Food Justice: Student Farming and Redirection

Topic Areas: Food Systems and Social Equity

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

This session will explore how different campuses work to provide nutrition to those facing food insecurity in their communities. CSU Northridge created the Nutrition Justice Student Internship to provide students the opportunity to work with food gardens and recovery programs. UC Merced has partnered with the Merced County Food Bank and other community partners to successfully implement the Bobcats Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program to serve the underserved in their community. Students, staff, and faculty have access to sustainably grown produce at The Riverside City College Urban Farm. Their “Feeding Hungry Tigers” program uses communal farming to maximize food yields and minimize carbon footprints and water usage.

Frida Endinjok, Graduate Student, MPH Candidate, Health Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences, CSU Northridge Presentation (Endinjok)

Erin Meyer, MS, Program Coordinator, Office of Leadership, Service and Career, UC Merced, Merced County Food Bank, Presentation (Meyer)

Stephanie Fowler, Student Garden Mentor, Riverside City College Urban Farm, Riverside City College Presentation (Fowler)

Moderator: Liz Fitzpatrick, Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations

 

Edible Campus Program Student Farm Tour

Topic Areas: Food Systems

Meet at the Campbell Hall Bus Loop

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

UCSB Edible Campus Program has recently completed the initial construction of the infrastructure and is in the process of building 37 raised beds and a central permaculture bed, where we will be growing medium trees, small trees, bushes, and low growing plants in an edible forest format. The farm is dedicated to addressing food insecurity at UCSB by distributing 100% of the produce back to the A.S. Food Bank and Miramar Food Pantry. The farm is also a place of edible education, connecting and empowering students to the land and food production. It is also a place of class visitation, workshops, and community events. Come visit our farm and learn about our current progress and future goals!

Alex Moon, Program Coordinator, Edible Campus Program, Recent Alumnus, Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

 

UC Merced Dining Sustainable Food Fundraiser and Community Outreach

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Food Systems

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

This presentation highlights Salvage Social Hour, a sustainable food and beverage fundraising event to support UC Merced’s Bobcat Pantry featuring gleaned “ugly” produce, by-products, and trim from kitchen production that usually go into the waste stream. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event benefited UC Merced’s Bobcat Pantry, a critical source in providing food and connecting our students with other basic needs resources.

Mitchell Vanagten, UC Merced Dining, Executive Chef, Dining Services, UC Merced Presentation (Vanagten, Perez)

Matthew Perez, UC Merced Dining, Chef II, Dining Services, UC Merced

 

Meeting UC’s Climate Neutrality Goals One Meal at a Time

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Food Systems 

Engineering Science Building, Room 2001

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Many universities, including the UC system, have committed to dramatically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. However, most institutions are focused on direct emissions from buildings, energy, and transportation. If California universities are going to be global leaders in climate change, it’s critical that food purchasing becomes part of their emissions reduction strategies. This panel will explore what it would look like for institutions to measure and reduce emissions from their food purchases and provide strategies for implementing sustainable food policies.

Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (Thottathil)

Ellen Vaughan, Senior Food and Agriculture Campaigner, Food and Technology Department, Friends of the Earth

Ilana Braverman, Program Manager, Farm Forward

 

Reimagining Food System Education

Topic Areas: Curriculum and Food Systems

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

Chew on this session which explores two campuses’ methods for integrating food systems into their curriculum. Santa Clara University will offer insight to how campus farms and gardens can work with various departments and incorporate student and community engagement. UC Los Angeles will showcase their “foodprint seminar” course that draws connections between food systems and environmental sustainability.

Katharine Rondthaler, Organic Garden Manager, Santa Clara University – The Forge Garden

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

Hannah Malan, MSPH, PhD Student, Fielding School of Public Health, UC Los Angeles

Moderator: Ana Camaddo, Edible Campus Program Student Coordinator, UC Santa Barbara

Institutionalizing Sustainable Building Practices

Topic Areas: Green Building and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Discussing various practices and programs, three campuses will share their methods of institutionalizing sustainability in green buildings and engage stakeholders in the issue and field of green building. Stanford University will present on its new Redwood City satellite campus that implements sustainability into design, construction, and operations. UC Berkeley will present on the Berkeley Lab’s updated sustainability policy for new construction, used to drive the high performance development of green buildings. CSU Los Angeles will present a phone application designed to create linked learning communities of practice in green pathway programs.

Moderator: Amorette Getty, Postdoctoral Researcher, Staff Advisor, LabRATS, Laboratory Sustainability, Material Research Laboratory, UC Santa Barbara

Fahmida Ahmed Bangert, Director, Sustainability and Business Services, Sustainability and Energy Management, Stanford University Presentation (Bangert)

John Elliot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Laboratory Directorate Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Elliot)

Abdul Sindi, Research Assistant, Ed.D. Candidate, Charter College of Education, CSU Los Angeles Presentation (Sindi)

 

Public-Private Partnership New Construction Successes & Challenges

Topic Areas: Green Building and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

UC Merced will present in this session on its 2020 campus expansion project that implements new housing, dining, academic, and laboratory facilities. It will address the public-private partnership that is going into the LEED certification of 11 campus buildings as well as the challenges in their three phase process.

Mark Maxwell, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced  Presentation (Maxwell)

Brian Smith, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, Building Commissioning, Empowered Solutions

 

Best Practice Award Presentation: Sustainability with Solar + Storage

Topic Area: Energy and Green Building

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Project presentation by the 2019 CHESC Best Practice award winners in the Energy Supply category for a California Community College. State Center Community College District will present on their solar and battery storage efforts as they are expected to save $18 million in energy costs as they have over 7 MW of solar PV sites operating across 4 of their campuses. SCCCD will present on how they saved time and money in this project through their partnership with School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR).

Shannon Robertson, District Director of Construction Services, Construction Services & Facilities Planning, State Center Community College District

Brian Taylor, Senior Director, California Public Sector, Business Development, ForeFront Power

Michael Rochman, Managing Director, School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR)

 

Adopting Approved Alternative Products for Sustainable Carpets for City Departments

Topic Areas: Green Building; and Procurement and Business Services

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

The Toxics Reduction and Green Building programs at SF Environment led a two-year evaluation of carpet products to address impacts relating to human and environmental health, such as material content sourcing and off-gassing, and the use of toxic topical stain repellents. This exploration took a deep dive into building product labels, standards, and certifications. Findings provided a basis for the Regulation “Adopting Approved Alternative Products for Sustainable Carpet for City Departments”, which impacts all carpet purchases for City-owned properties.

Eden Brukman, Senior Green Building Coordinator, SF Environment Presentation (Brukman)

 

Pathways to Zero Net Energy Campuses

Topic Areas: Energy and Green Building

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

During this session, three campus projects will share their methods for working toward zero net energy and electrification. Sonoma County Junior College District is turning the main campus into a 100% renewable microgrid and will present on the process thus far, as well as next steps in creating zero net energy, zero carbon, and grid friendly campuses. UC Merced will present their new electrified downtown building which utilizes electric systems and passive solar designs. The downtown building is the most energy efficient building in the UC System. Palomar College’s presentation will look at strategies to achieve zero net energy through a collaborative progressive design build delivery model and innovative technical solutions.

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Capital Projects, Sonoma County Junior College District

Mark Maxwell, LEED AP, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, University of California, Merced Presentation (Maxwell)

Matthew Porreca, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal at Bnim Architects

Dennis Astl, R.A., CCM, LEED AP, Manager, Construction & Facilities Planning, Palomar College

Mike Conroy, Vice President of Operations, Level 10 Construction

Moderator: Michelle Perez, Interim Director of Campus Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality, Resource Management & Planning, UC San Diego

 

Achieving Sustainable Parking

Topic Areas: Green Building and Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Try as we might to encourage alternative transportation methods, accommodating vehicles on a college campus remains a necessary endeavor. When Sacramento State knew a new parking structure was needed to accommodate the growth of the campus, a commitment was made to make it a sustainable one. Parking Structure 5 is able to share a story of success in making sustainable goals a reality when it comes to parking on campus.

Tony Lucas, Senior Director, University Transportation & Parking Services, Sacramento State

Farid Ibrahim, PE, SE, LEED AP, Director of Preconstruction Services, Clark Pacific

 

Successfully Implementing a Campus Green Cleaning Program

Topic Areas: Green Building; and Procurement and Business Services

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Green cleaning programs allow campuses to move towards purchasing products that are less harmful to employees, building occupants, and the environment. This session will provide lessons learned, challenges, and successes in UC Merced, UC Irvine, and UC San Diego’s work implementing a green cleaning program in collaboration with Waxie Sanitary Supply. Waxie will provide insight on packaging and life cycle impacts of “green” products while the campuses will touch upon the importance of these products when it comes to protecting workers health.

Mark Maxwell, LEED AP, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced

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

Keith Schneringer, LEED AP, Director of Channel Marketing + Sustainability, Waxie Sanitary Supply

Moderator: Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

The Gold Standard in State of the Art Laboratory Buildings

Topic Area: Green Building

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This presentation by San Diego State University goes into the collaborative process of LEED Gold certification for their Engineering and Interdisciplinary Complex. It incorporates various categories in which sustainable practices were implemented to achieve the certification. The presentation will address the different methods used and explain why this laboratory deserves to be viewed as the gold standard in the CSU system.

Presentation (Abram, Fox, Bontusa, Ares)

Tom Abram, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Officer, Facilities Services, San Diego State University

Jerrold Fox, AIA, Project Director, AC Martin Higher Education Studio, AC Martin

Melanie Bontusa, LEED AP BD&C, LEED AP HOMES, Senior Project Manager, Brightworks Sustainability

Javier Ares, Principal, Mechanical Department, McParlane & Associates, Inc.

 

The Path to Zero Waste Buildings

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Green Building; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

At UCB, the Connie and Kevin Chou Hall is the first academic building to achieve US Green Building Council’s TRUE Zero Waste Platinum Certification. A second presenter from UCB will speak about their Zero Waste Building Program which improves the waste management system through infrastructure and signage standardization, customer and operation support, building user and custodial training, and education and promotion. Then, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will present on their use of mini waste audits to gain insight into building-level waste diversion to enhance their zero waste strategy. Attendees will learn how the data that the Berkeley Lab obtained has guided their communication with stakeholders and how they used Google Data Studio to present results. Going on its third year, this program has resulted in three buildings achieving zero waste!

Michelle La, MBA, TRUE Advisor; Zero Waste Specialist, Cal Zero Waste, Facilities Services, UC Berkeley Presentation (La, King)

Lin King, Manager, Cal Zero Waste, UC Berkeley

Izzy Parnell-Wolfe, Zero Waste Specialist, Cal Zero Waste, Facilities Services, UC Berkeley Presentation (Parnell-Wolfe)

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

Moderator: Mike Carey, Sustainability Coordinator, Administrative Services, Orange Coast College

 

Building and Campus Scale Water Reuse

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape, Green Building

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday July 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

Water reuse is becoming an essential element in the strategic planning of every campus, community, and business in California. By investigating opportunities to apply proven technologies in innovative applications, Universities like Cal State LA are taking a proactive approach to address forecasted water supply constraints in California. This session will highlight the findings of a recent study that considered opportunities to recycle greywater and blackwater at a single building and campus-wide scale.

Eric Hough, PMP, Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities

David Blekhman, PhD, Professor, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility Technical Director, CSU Los Angeles

 

LEEDing the Way to Sustainable Campuses

Topic Area: Green Building

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

Three California State University campuses will showcase their unique green buildings which have each achieved LEED certifications. CSU Long Beach will present the LEED Platinum certified, first net-zero-source energy classroom in the CSU system that helps work toward the college’s 2030 carbon neutrality goal. CSU Long Beach will also present a renovated 1950’s era science building that has been transformed into a LEED Gold certified building.

Presentation (Salgado, Batra, Snelson)

Lisa Salgado, Construction Project Manager, Design and Construction Services, CSU Long Beach 

Aravind Batra, PE, LC, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, Senior Electrical Engineer, P2S Inc. 

Amanda Snelson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, ZGF Architects LLP

Martin Grant, LEED-AP BD+C, Program Manager, Capital Construction, Design and Construction Services, CSU Long Beach Presentation (Grant, Batra)

Moderator: Nurit Katz, MBA, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer, Facilities Management, UC Los Angeles

 

Increasing Laboratory Energy Efficiency

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building, and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

During this presentation, take a look into energy efficiency and savings in laboratory settings, as three campuses will share their methods in implementing sustainable practices. UC Santa Barbara will present a whole-building verification method used to analyze energy use and savings at a UCSB lab. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will share a new Integrated Laboratory Airflow Management program, implementing different methods to restore building function, save energy, and enhance safety. Stanford University will focus on energy efficient fume hoods, showing a cost-benefit analysis that looks at energy and greenhouse gas reduction.

Presentation (Gilliland, Sager)

Jordan Sager, PE, LEED AP, Campus Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Santa Barbara

David Gilliland, PE, Energy Efficiency Consultant, kW Engineering

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

Amanda Maki, Student intern, Facilities Energy Management, Stanford University

Moderator: Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

How Sustainability Programs Can Create Change in Waste Diversion

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:35pm

This session highlights three presentations discussing different campus organizations’ efforts to create sustainable change in on-campus labs and buildings and amongst staff and faculty. CSU Chico’s Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices will discuss their role on campus amongst staff and faculty and their latest initiative “Office Diversion Excursion.” R3 Green labs is a student-led program at UC Riverside’s research facilities that reduces waste through: (i) a green labs certification program, (ii) research on building resources, initiatives, and policies, and (iii) education, marketing and outreach. CSU San Marcos will present technology that allows biological safety level 1 & 2 waste to be diverted and used to power the local power grid.

Alyssa Myers, Sustainable Consultations of Office Practices (SCOOP), Facilities Management and Services, Chico State University

Elizabeth Deyett, PhD Candidate, Botany and Plant Science, UC Riverside Presentation (Deyett)

Madison Reichhold, Undergraduate Team Member of R^3 Green Labs Program Presentation (Reichhold)

Cai Steffler, Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist, Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), CSU San Marcos Presentation (Steffler)

Moderator: Carrie Metzgar, Sustainability & Planning Analyst, Physical & Environmental Planning, UC Irvine

Waste Reduction Approaches on Campuses and Use of a Living Lab

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

These campuses will share three different programs to decrease food waste through recovery, redirection, and education. Sacramento State has created a living laboratory to decrease waste and increase student knowledge to become more sustainable. CSU Monterey Bay has created a program for students to receive information instantly about free food available on campus. UC Merced is combating food insecurity through leveraged regional partnerships to recover food from local businesses.

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management, Sacramento State University Presentation (Martinez, Skall)

Erik Skall, Grounds Supervisor, Facilities Management–Grounds and Landscaping, Sacramento State University

Joanna Snawder-Manzo, Care Manager, Dean of Students Office, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (Snawder-Manzo)

Breeana Sylvas, Assistant Director, Department of Sustainability, UC Merced Presentation (Sylvas, Meyer, Kaur)

Erin Meyer, MS, Program Coordinator, Office of Leadership, Service and Career, UC Merced; Merced County Food Bank

Bavneet Kaur, Basic Needs Coordinator, Office of Leadership Service and Career, UC Merced

Moderator: Kikei Wong, Zero Waste Coordinator, Grounds & Custodial, UC, Los Angeles

 

Student Engagement Around Campus

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session highlights major systems-thinking approaches to student engagement and education from three different campuses. During April 2019, all 10 campuses in the University of California system participated in the Cool Campus Challenge. In this friendly competition, students, faculty, and staff earned point for taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of becoming the Coolest Campus in the UC system. At UC Los Angeles, The Carbon Neutrality Initiative Ambassadors Program immerses a select number of UCLA students in the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI). Ambassadors are trained to communicate the CNI and UCLA’s general sustainability goals through an interactive curriculum. At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the Climate Change Action Research Group fosters meaningful undergraduate climate change research opportunities.

Presentation (Bell, Persad, Stoll)

Kira Stoll, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Berkeley

Ryan Bell, Associate Director of Sustainability, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President

Jewel Persad, Campus Sustainability Manager, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Admin Services, UC Santa Barbara 

Valeree Catangay, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, Student, Environmental Science, UC Los Angeles Presentation (Catangay, Patel)

Megna Patel, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC Los Angeles 

Logon Babcock, President, Cal Poly Honors Program, Cal Poly Climate Change Action Research Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Harlow)

ModeratorTim Galarneau, Education & Research Specialist, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, UC Santa Cruz

 

Holistic Engagement on Campus

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Three campuses lead the way towards large scale sustainability in collaboration with student leadership and their communities. At Chico State University, a “Pyramid of Action” strategy was implemented in semester-long campaigns in order to empower and engage students. At Humboldt State University, The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) was continued as a sustainable living demonstration home and laboratory. At UC Santa Barbara, a collaboration of 14 gardens and farms will present on how they developed strong relationships across programs and developed joint branding and communication around local gardens.

Maggie Scarpa, Education and Outreach Coordinator, AS Sustainability, Chico State University

Nani Teves, Sustainability Coordinator, AS Sustainability, Associated Students, Chico State University

Casey Albarran, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Biology; Co-Director, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Humboldt State University Presentation (Albarran, Coronado)

Karina Coronado, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies; Humboldt State University

Alex Moon, Program Coordinator, Edible Campus Program, Recent Alumnus, Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning Department, Chico State University

 

Institutionalizing Sustainable Building Practices

Topic Areas: Green Building and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Discussing various practices and programs, three campuses will share their methods of institutionalizing sustainability in green buildings and engage stakeholders in the issue and field of green building. Stanford University will present on its new Redwood City satellite campus that implements sustainability into design, construction, and operations. UC Berkeley will present on the Berkeley Lab’s updated sustainability policy for new construction, used to drive the high performance development of green buildings. CSU Los Angeles will present a phone application designed to create linked learning communities of practice in green pathway programs.

Moderator: Amorette Getty, Postdoctoral Researcher, Staff Advisor, LabRATS, Laboratory Sustainability, Material Research Laboratory, UC Santa Barbara

Fahmida Ahmed Bangert, Director, Sustainability and Business Services, Sustainability and Energy Management, Stanford University  Presentation (Bangert)

John Elliot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Laboratory Directorate Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Elliot)

Abdul Sindi, Research Assistant, Ed.D. Candidate, Charter College of Education, CSU Los Angeles Presentation (Sindi)

 

Public-Private Partnership New Construction Successes & Challenges

Topic Areas: Green Building and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

UC Merced will present in this session on its 2020 campus expansion project that implements new housing, dining, academic, and laboratory facilities. It will address the public-private partnership that is going into the LEED certification of 11 campus buildings as well as the challenges in their three phase process.

Mark Maxwell, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced Presentation (Maxwell)

Brian Smith, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, Building Commissioning, Empowered Solutions

 

How Procurement Contributes to Sustainability

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Procurement and Business Services

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

In the sciences, sustainability projects are difficult, but not impossible. Thinking creatively and outside the box, Senior Managers Valerie Vergara and Heidi Oh from UC Davis will present on their successful project that continues to impact the UC today. They will talk about identifying the right product or service that can drive sustainability value in this difficult category.

Valerie Vergara, Sr. Category Manager, Life Sciences, UC Office of the President, Procurement Services Presentation (Vergara, Oh)

Heidi Oh, MBA, CPSM, Sr. Category Manager, Life Sciences, UC Office of the President, Procurement Services

 

Recommendations for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Programs

Topic Area: Curriculum and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Academic programs that focus on sustainability, environmental sciences, and/or environmental studies continue to grow in popularity, not to mention importance. Findings show that the best Environmental and Sustainability Programs, or ESPs, are interdisciplinary in nature, however many higher education institutions function as a series of silos and therefore struggle with interdisciplinarity. This presentation from San Diego Miramar College offers a comprehensive overview of how effective ESPs succeed at this within host institutions and provides recommendations to help others do the same.

Pablo Martin, MA, Associate Professor of Sustainability, Journalism, and Communication Studies, Arts & Humanities Department; Sustainability Program, San Diego Miramar College Presentation (Martin)

 

Data Driven Sustainability Benefits Worth the Pursuit

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

Stanford University will present on how taking a data-driven approach in infrastructural and behavioral programs is a signature success factor for their sustainability initiatives, which helps the university connect sustainability to the reality of institutional practice and the bottom line. Stanford documents and reports data in numerous ways, from its greenhouse gas inventories, to its annual year in review, to online dashboards that show real-time utilities consumption for individual buildings, their building sustainability ratings, and campus-wide systems performance.

Fahmida Ahmed Bangert, Director, Sustainability and Business Services, Sustainability and Energy Management, Stanford University Presentation (Bangert)

 

The Global Sustainable Campus Partnership Program

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am-10:00am

This session presents on the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities (SCSC) initiative that engages UC Davis students, faculty, and staff in an effort to transform the campus into a practical-solutions showcase demonstrating how communities can reduce GHG emissions even while growing. As part of the SCSC initiative, the Global Sustainable Campus Partnership Program (GSCPP) connects institutions with the common goal of building carbon neutral communities that use resources sustainably. This program was developed to facilitate progress by sharing information, skills, and practices.

Devon Schmidt, Graduate Student Researcher, Facilities Energy & Engineering, UC Davis

Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Energy & Engineering, UC Davis

 

Successful Implementations of Green Procurement

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Procurement and Business; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Green procurement is growing in popularity in higher education, with campuses such as UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego producing two successful projects. In depth research, input and feedback gathering from faculty will be shared on UCSB’s Green Model Office project, where an existing office was remodeled with a budget of approximately $6,500 and will be used for educational tours for other departments. UCSD will share how their Surplus’ Concierge Furniture re-utilization program encourages the reuse of furniture through the surplus sales program at only 25% of the original cost. Lastly, UCSB will cover a TGIF funded project where they conducted a spend impact analysis of residential dining food purchases.

Matthew R Campa, Intern, Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Stephen VanDuine, Manager, Surplus Sales, UC San Diego

Camille Herrera, Master’s Candidate, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; Supply Chain Analyst, UCSB Residential Dining Services, UC Santa Barbara

Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Analyst, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Adrian Ferreira, Interim Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing, University of California

 

Thinking Outside the Box: Waste Reduction

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

These three campuses will present three very different approaches to reducing waste and increasing diversion rates. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has created new permanent staffing by changing the basic structure of waste collection. UC Los Angeles is using centralized waste collection systems and custodial hands on training to increase their diversion rates. UC San Francisco identified unique issues to housing buildings on campus and have crafted specific guides to change their waste characteristics.

Anastasia Nicole, TRUE Advisor; Zero Waste Coordinator; FM&D Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability Department; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Nicole, Veium)

Kikei Wong, Zero Waste Coordinator, Grounds & Custodial, UC Los Angeles  Presentation (Wong, Bentzin)

Bonny Bentzin, LEED AP, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

Daniel Chau, Recycling Coordinator, Recycling & Waste Reduction Program, UC San Francisco Presentation (Chau)

Moderator: Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management, Sacramento State University

 

Use of Collaborative Planning to Create Climate Action Plan

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Mt. San Antonio College will present on the development of the school’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). In Fall 2014, the college’s president William Scroggins, signed the American College and University Presidents’ Commitment on Climate at the urging of faculty and students. A Climate Commitment Implementation Committee then formed, which built consensus around the CAP by spearheading a collaborative planning process that included two CAP conferences, an eco-charrette, and several focus groups, which combined, facilitated the completion of the CAP in May 2018.

Chisato Uyeki, President, Academic Senate; Collection Development Librarian, Mt. San Antonio College Presentation (Uyeki)

Eera Babtiwale, LEED AP BD + C, Vice President of Sustainability, United States Green Building Council IE Branch Board Member, HMC Architects

 

Shaping Student Leaders: Skill Development Workshops at UC Berkeley

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesdasy, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

The Green Initiative Fund at UC Berkeley presents a series of Skill Development Workshops that help student leaders and managers develop valuable research, management, and grassroots organizing skills to implement a variety of sustainability projects. TGIF’s Skill Development Workshops are a three-part series: the first focuses on budgeting and project management, the second on grassroots organizing, and the third on institutionalizing environmental projects.

Teresa Yu, Lead Program Associate, TGIF, Student Environmental Resource Center, The Green Initiative Fund, UC Berkeley

 

This Way to Sustainability

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

The This Way to Sustainability Conference is a nationally recognized, student-run sustainability conference held each year at the Chico State campus. The conference focuses on challenges, ideas, solutions, and resiliency in planning our sustainable future by bringing people from all disciplines together to discuss their thoughts and ideas. This session will focus on the student-run conference that is giving students the platform to get involved and make a difference on both a personal and institutional level. The oceans are rising, but so is Chico State.

Michal Hanson, Conference Coordinator, This Way to Sustainability Conference, Chico State University

Alyssa Myers, Conference Coordinator, This Way to Sustainability Conference, Chico State University

 

The Path to Zero Waste Buildings

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Green Building; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

At UCB, the Connie and Kevin Chou Hall is the first academic building to achieve US Green Building Council’s TRUE Zero Waste Platinum Certification. A second presenter from UCB will speak about their Zero Waste Building Program which improves the waste management system through infrastructure and signage standardization, customer and operation support, building user and custodial training, and education and promotion. Then, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will present on their use of mini waste audits to gain insight into building-level waste diversion to enhance their zero waste strategy. Attendees will learn how the data that the Berkeley Lab obtained has guided their communication with stakeholders and how they used Google Data Studio to present results. Going on its third year, this program has resulted in three buildings achieving zero waste!

Michelle La, MBA, TRUE Advisor; Zero Waste Specialist, Cal Zero Waste, Facilities Services, UC Berkeley  Presentation (La, King)

Lin King, Manager, Cal Zero Waste, UC Berkeley

Izzy Parnell-Wolfe, Zero Waste Specialist, Cal Zero Waste, Facilities Services, UC Berkeley Presentation (Parnell-Wolfe)

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

Moderator: Mike Carey, Sustainability Coordinator, Administrative Services, Orange Coast College

 

Innovative Fellowships: Bridging Facilities and Academic Programs

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Through Strategic Energy Innovation (SEI)’s Climate Corps fellowship program, dedicated emerging sustainability professionals are recruited and placed at a higher education (college, university, or district) site. A number of local funding sources (utilities, grants) help to support the innovative fellowships while Strategic Energy Innovations 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.

Presentation

Natalie StClair, Facilities and Energy Fellow, Los Angeles Community College District

Alyssa Hagerbrant, Associate Project Coordinator, Higher Education, SEI

Julie Nguyen, Zero Waste Program Associate, Facilities, San Mateo County Community College District

Sloane Pagal, Green Office Program Associate, Santa Rosa Junior College

Jacob Pollack, Program Manager, Higher Education, SEI 

Austin Beach, Sustainable Transportation Associate, Sonoma County Junior College District

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

 

Road to Understanding Inclusive Sustainability

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability and Social Equity

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Over the last few years, social equity has become more visible within sustainability. This session will give participants the opportunity to evaluate where their institution is with connecting equity and sustainability and the importance of this work. This open space dialogue will discuss strategies, lessons learned, and provide valuable feedback for those doing the work or interested in starting the work at their institutions. This session will use a variety of facilitation methods to engage the audience.

Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, Safety Health & Sustainability, CSU San Marcos

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

 

Stormwater CAPTURE: New Guidelines from SWB, DSA, and DOE

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Water and Landscape

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

Compliance with stormwater requirements remains challenging for campuses in an ever-changing environment. In this talk, Sacramento State will address this challenge by covering three areas: strategies for statewide trash control, improvements to low impact development (LID) sizing, and integration of runoff into the portfolio of campus resources.

Brian Currier, PE, Research Engineer, Office of Water Program, Sacramento State University

 

Institutionalizing Campus as a Living Lab: Field Case Studies

Topic Areas: Curriculum and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

Realizing the promise of campus and community as living laboratories for students is the ultimate goal. Done well, these applied learning pathways offer significant returns to students, campus stakeholders, and community partners, while breaking down traditional barriers between academics and operations. While there is no single approach, this session will present four distinct yet successful approaches from a variety of California campuses, including UC Merced, Skyline College, Orange Coast College, and the Los Angeles Community College District.

Mark Maxwell, LEED AP, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced

Natalie St.Clair, SEI Facilities and Energy Fellow, Facilities, Planning and Development Department, Los Angeles Community College District

Mike Carey, Sustainability Coordinator, Administrative Services, Orange Coast College

Stephen Miller, Adjunct Faculty, SMT, Strategic Energy Innovations and Skyline College

Raymond Hernandez, Dean, Science Math and Technology, Skyline College

 

Introducing Sustainability Practices into Landscaping Services

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Water and Landscape

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

This session will demonstrate how UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine are implementing sustainability initiatives into their landscaping services. UCSB will discuss how the Facilities Management Grounds department has incorporated environmentally-friendly battery-powered equipment that exclusively uses a bio-based fuel. This equipment was purchased through over $40k in external funding support. UC Irvine will discuss how they transitioned into zero-emission equipment as well as available incentives to help other schools successfully achieve this transition.

Steve Miller, Grounds Lead Mechanic, Facilities management, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Wickliff)

Paris Wickliff, Student, Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Management Intern, UC Santa Barbara 

Saul Valdez, Employee Transportation Coordinator, Sustainable Transportation, UC Irvine Presentation (Valdez, Harvey, Dilbeck, Haynes)

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

Christopher W Dilbeck, PhD, Air Pollution Specialist, Monitoring and Laboratory Division, California Air Resources Board

Moderator: Bonny Bentzin, LEED AP, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

 

The Circular Economy of Clothing and Household Goods

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; Student Affairs and Leadership; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

Discussing tactics to create a circular economy of clothing and housing items, two campuses will share their models to reach clean post-consumer collection and redistribution. The Wear Movement at San Francisco State University has received a grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment in order to reduce the 4500 pounds of textiles directed to landfills every hour. UC Santa Barbara’s Isla Vista Trading Post is a student run organization sharing how they fight fast fashion and clothing waste by redistributing clothing for free at pop-up events throughout the year. The Career Clothing Closet at UC Santa Barbara will share how they have redirected over 1,000 articles of professional wear to almost 700 students over the past year. 

Constance B Ulasewicz, Co-Founder, The Wear Movement; Department of Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel, San Francisco State University Presentaion (Ulaswicz)

Julia Feldman, Co-President, Isla Vista Trading Post; Event Coordinator, CHESC, UC Santa Barbara

Sofia Willis, Founder and Co-President, Isla Vista Trading Post, UC Santa Barbara

Stacey Eymann, Financial Aid Advisor, Chair of the Healthy Campus Network Financial Health Subcommittee, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Eymann)

Moderator: Anne Brown Krieghoff, Facilities Management Sustainability Program Manager, UC Irvine

 

Increasing Laboratory Energy Efficiency

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building, and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

During this presentation, take a look into energy efficiency and savings in laboratory settings, as three campuses will share their methods in implementing sustainable practices. UC Santa Barbara will present a whole-building verification method used to analyze energy use and savings at a UCSB lab. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will share a new Integrated Laboratory Airflow Management program, implementing different methods to restore building function, save energy, and enhance safety. Stanford University will focus on energy efficient fume hoods, showing a cost-benefit analysis that looks at energy and greenhouse gas reduction.

Jordan Sager, PE, LEED AP, Campus Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Sager, Gilliland)

David Gilliland, PE, Energy Efficiency Consultant, kW Engineering

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

Amanda Maki, Student intern, Facilities Energy Management, Stanford University

Moderator: Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

Sustainability Practices as Bridge Builders

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

How do you go about developing a sustainability project that hits on all four cylinders – university operations, academics, research and community embeddedness? Through a series of case briefs from Arizona State University Sustainability Practices and exercises, participants will practice developing projects or initiatives that align sustainability operational goals with the mission of the institution, making them more resilient through broader buy-in.

Michael Dalrymple, Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University Presentation (Dalrymple)

Moderator: Stephen Miller, Deputy Director of Strategic Energy Innovations

 

How and Why Campuses Make Decisions for Sustainability: Podcast Recording

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Wednesday, July 10th 2:10pm – 3:25pm

How are different campuses institutionalizing their sustainability efforts? How do ideas move beyond concepts and pilots and become a lasting mission-centric part of the institution? How do approaches compare between small vs. large campuses, public vs. private institutions, community colleges vs. large research institutions? The Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast will be recording this session with sustainability professionals from California State University East Bay, San Mateo Community College District, Chapman University and the University of California Los Angeles.

Jillian Buckholtz, Director of Sustainability, California State University East Bay

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

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

Nurit Katz, MBA, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer, Facilities Management, University of California Los Angeles

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

Moderator: Ann McCormick, Senior Vice President, Willdan Engineering

 

Best Practices in Addressing Energy Supply Through Solar Power

Topic Areas: Energy and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

This session will have two Best Practice speakers present on their innovative projects implementing solar power. UC Merced will go in depth on their installation of a 4.8 megawatt solar power system that featured a carport and rooftop solar as well as a 483/900-kilowatt hour energy solution from Lockheed Martin. This is complemented by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s 4.5 MW Gold Tree Solar Farm project that provides $17 million in utility savings that will be used to finance a new Solar Engineering and Microgrid Laboratory as well as five partner programs.

Breeana Sylvas, Assistant Director, Department of Sustainability, UC Merced Presentation (Sylvas)

Dennis K Elliot, PE, CEM, Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Facilities and Development, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Eric Veium for Dennis Elliot)

 

Strategic Plans for Implementing Sustainability

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Institutionalizing Sustainability

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

This strategy-based session details three campuses approach to truly institutionalizing sustainability. At Santa Clara University, a people-oriented plan was built by university stakeholders and formulated with interactive components so its campus community could directly contribute to the plan’s outlined goals and objectives. San Diego State University implemented the UN Habitat’s Guiding Principles for Climate Action, where a group of students were able to translate it into the 2017 SDSU Climate Action Plan. Mt. San Antonio speaks on its Climate Action Plan (CAP) which includes two conferences, an eco-charrette, and several focus groups.

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, MBA, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University Presentation (Uy)

Cara K. Uy, Sustainability Manager, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

Tom Abram, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Energy and Sustainability Officer, Facilities Services, San Diego State University

Zohir Chowdhury, Associate Professor, School of Public Health – Division of Environmental Health, San Diego State University

Chisa Uyeki, Collection Development Librarian and President of the Academic Senate, Library and Learning Resources Division, Mt. San Antonio College Presentation (Uyeki)

Eera Babtiwale, LEED AP BD + C, Vice President of Sustainability, United States Green Building Council IE Branch Board Member, HMC Architects

Moderator: Nikhil Schneider, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator, CSU Northridge

 

Allyship for Sustainability Professionals: Supporting Diversity and Social Justice Work

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability and Social Equity

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

This interactive workshop will discuss the concept of allyship and provide an overview of the pilot UC Sustainability Officers Ally group. We will practice some of the processing tools used by the UC group to facilitate challenging discussions on diversity, inclusion, white privilege and implicit bias, share accomplishments and lessons learned in the pilot year, and share methods and approaches to consider starting a group on your own campus.

Elida Erickson, Director, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz Presentation (Erickson, Harvey, and Fabris)

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

Erin Fabris, Sustainability Manager, Housing & Hospitality Services, UC Los Angeles

 

Student-Campus Collaborations to Purchase Fair Trade Food

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Procurement and Business Services, and Social Equity

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session will provide guidance as to how universities’ food procurement practices may incorporate the purchase of fair trade products and real food. Santa Clara University will share their local, ecological, fair, and humane food purchases over the 2017-2018 academic year as well as methods on how they measured greenhouse gas emissions of this purchased food. This will be followed by UC Los Angeles and UC Irvine sharing strategies on how to increase Fair Trade purchasing while also building campus partnerships between students and staff in the process.

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, MBA, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University Presentation (Kalkbrenner, Mccurry)

Emma Mccurry, Food Systems Fellow, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

Kylie Nealis, Campus & Community Engagement Manager, Fair Trade Campaigns Presentation (Thai, Fabris)

Erin Fabis, Sustainability Manager, Dining/Housing & Hospitality, UC Los Angeles

Lotus Thai, Sustainability Coordinator, UC Irvine Dining, Aramark/UC Irvine

Moderator: Erin Fabris, Sustainability Manager, Housing & Hospitality Services, UC Los Angeles

 

Lessons Learned from Micromobility Programs

Topic Areas: Procurement and Business Services; and Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Bike and scooter rental programs are a huge recent development in campus transportation plans. Two campuses explain how they have handled this shift. CSU Monterey Bay has piloted an electric scooter program for one academic year and will share the lessons it has learned from its interactions with micromobility startup companies. UC Santa Barbara reflects on the first year of its partnership with HOPR, a private bike rental company. 

Matthew Scott McCluney, AICP, Senior Campus Planner, Campus Planning & Development, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (McCluney)

Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability, Geography, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Lovegreen)

Moderator: Nestor Covarrubias, Director, Transportation & Parking Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

How Procurement Contributes to Sustainability

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Procurement and Business Services

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

In the sciences, sustainability projects are difficult, but not impossible. Thinking creatively and outside the box, Senior Managers Valerie Vergara and Heidi Oh from UC Davis will present on their successful project that continues to impact the UC today. They will talk about identifying the right product or service that can drive sustainability value in this difficult category.

Valerie Vergara, Sr. Category Manager, Life Sciences, UC Office of the President, Procurement Services Presentation (Vergara, Oh)

Heidi Oh, MBA, CPSM, Sr. Category Manager, Life Sciences, UC Office of the President, Procurement Services

 

Adopting Approved Alternative Products for Sustainable Carpets for City Departments

Topic Areas: Green Building; and Procurement and Business Services

Location: TBD

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

The Toxics Reduction and Green Building programs at SF Environment led a two-year evaluation of carpet products to address impacts relating to human and environmental health, such as material content sourcing and off-gassing, and the use of toxic topical stain repellents. This exploration took a deep dive into building product labels, standards, and certifications. Findings provided a basis for the Regulation “Adopting Approved Alternative Products for Sustainable Carpet for City Departments”, which impacts all carpet purchases for City-owned properties.

Eden Brukman, Senior Green Building Coordinator, SF Environment Presentation (Brukman)

 

Successful Implementations of Green Procurement

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Procurement and Business; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Green procurement is growing in popularity in higher education, with campuses such as UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego producing two successful projects. In depth research, input and feedback gathering from faculty will be shared on UCSB’s Green Model Office project, where an existing office was remodeled with a budget of approximately $6,500 and will be used for educational tours for other departments. UCSD will share how their Surplus’ Concierge Furniture re-utilization program encourages the reuse of furniture through the surplus sales program at only 25% of the original cost. Lastly, UCSB will cover a TGIF funded project where they conducted a spend impact analysis of residential dining food purchases.

Matthew R Campa, Intern, Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Stephen VanDuine, Manager, Surplus Sales, UC San Diego

Camille Herrera, Master’s Candidate, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; Supply Chain Analyst, UCSB Residential Dining Services, UC Santa Barbara

Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Analyst, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Adrian Ferreira, Interim Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing, University of California

 

The Million LED Challenge (LED Retrofit Solutions for Linear-Fluorescent Applications)

Topic Areas: Energy; and Procurement and Business Services

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

The University of California Office of the President and UC Davis will present on their high visibility, statewide lamp conversion program titled The Million LED Challenge. This project was created with the objective of broadly promulgating the utilization of high efficiency, high quality LED replacement lamps across California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by significantly advancing energy efficiency through this relighting effort.

Adrian Ferreira, Interim Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing – Facilities Management, UC Office of the President

Michael Siminovitch, Professor, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis

 

Successfully Implementing a Campus Green Cleaning Program

Topic Areas: Green Building; and Procurement and Business Services

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Green cleaning programs allow campuses to move towards purchasing products that are less harmful to employees, building occupants, and the environment. This session will provide lessons learned, challenges, and successes in UC Merced, UC Irvine, and UC San Diego’s work implementing a green cleaning program in collaboration with Waxie Sanitary Supply. Waxie will provide insight on packaging and life cycle impacts of “green” products while the campuses will touch upon the importance of these products when it comes to protecting workers health.

Mark Maxwell, LEED AP, Interim Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced

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

Keith Schneringer, LEED AP, Director of Channel Marketing + Sustainability, Waxie Sanitary Supply

Moderator: Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

Procurement as a Force for Good: UC Revamps Sustainable Procurement

Topic Area: Procurement and Business Services

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

Purchasing departments, such as the University of California Office of the President, have embraced the responsibility and opportunity to leverage their purchasing power as a force for good. But assessing and managing sustainability performance (environmental, social, labor, and ethical practices) across a widely decentralized organization, while also adhering to public procurement constraints, poses huge challenges. In this presentation, UCOP will talk on their innovative uses of a standardized sustainability rating system to regulate the monitoring of supplier practices in order to provide mutual value and engage collaboratively to drive improvements.

Stephanie Lopez, Special Programs Manager for Procurement Services at UC Office of the President Presentation (Lopez, Loman)

Maureen Loman, Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Analyst, EcoVadis

Student-Campus Collaborations to Purchase Fair Trade Food

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Procurement and Business Services, and Social Equity

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session will provide guidance as to how universities’ food procurement practices may incorporate the purchase of fair trade products and real food. Santa Clara University will share their local, ecological, fair, and humane food purchases over the 2017-2018 academic year as well as methods on how they measured greenhouse gas emissions of this purchased food. This will be followed by UC Los Angeles and UC Irvine sharing strategies on how to increase Fair Trade purchasing while also building campus partnerships between students and staff in the process.

Lindsey Kalkbrenner, MBA, Director, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University Presentation (Kalkbrenner, Mccurry)

Emma Mccurry, Food Systems Fellow, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University

Kylie Nealis, Campus & Community Engagement Manager, Fair Trade Campaigns  Presentation (Nealis)

Erin Fabis, Sustainability Manager, Dining/Housing & Hospitality, UC Los Angeles

Lotus Thai, Sustainability Coordinator, UC Irvine Dining, Aramark/UC Irvine

Moderator: Erin Fabris, Sustainability Manager, Housing & Hospitality Services, UC Los Angeles

 

Creative Sustainability Courses

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, and Social Equity

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session looks at creative, unique ways that colleges have implemented sustainability into their curriculum. Antioch University Los Angeles presents on how students use geographic information systems to analyze inequalities in relation to social and environmental justice. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s AgWriteCulture project is a set of four courses that encourage students to cultivate skills that help communicate, analyze, and negotiate sustainability issues. UC San Francisco has developed a course used to study how climate-related health issues are dealt with in health professions.

Adonia Lugo, PhD, Affiliate Faculty in Urban Sustainability, Antioch University Los Angeles Presentation (Lugo, Strauss, Young)

Donald Strauss, PhD, Program Chair, Urban Sustainability, Antioch University Los Angeles

Greg Young, Student, Urban Sustainability MA, Antioch University Los Angeles

Jason Peters, PhD, Assistant Professor, English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Peters)

Ereca Nguyen, Pharmacy Student and Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, School of Pharmacy, UC San Francisco

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

 

Turning Food Waste into Food Justice

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Social Equity; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

This session explores how 3 different campuses have tackled food insecurity issues by increasing their students’ consistent access to food. CSU Long Beach has addressed the barriers to accessing sustainable food while also focusing on achieving healthy diets. Santa Clara has turned a problem of fruit waste into a project that maps fruit trees for students to utilize. UC Santa Barbara has partnered with an off-campus nonprofit to glean from backyards along with their on-campus efforts to glean prepared meals from on-campus retail locations.

Libby Gustin, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, CSU Long Beach Presentation (Gustin)

Eric Bryan, ASI Recycling Coordinator, CSU Long Beach

Katharine Rondthaler, Organic Garden Manager, Center for Sustainability – The Forge Garden, Santa Clara University Presentation (Rondthaler)

Ezra Ziegler, Student Leader, Foodcycling, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Kristen Lee, MPAff, Sustainability Programs Manager, UC Santa Cruz

 

We Built This City on Our Compost

Topic Areas: Social Equity; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

Sacramento State University has opened the doors on its closed loop composting program. Joey Martinez and Erik Skall will present on how the university has transformed its organic waste into an opportunity to work with its neighbors and community to create a program in which Sacramento State-made compost is now distributed to local schools, community gardens, a local organic teaching farm, and even the only NPR affiliate in the entire nation with its own garden and do it all for free.

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability, Sacramento State University

Erik Skall, Grounds Supervisor, Facilities Management, Grounds and Landscaping, Sacramento State University

 

A Hands on Approach to Food Justice: Student Farming and Redirection

Topic Areas: Food Systems and Social Equity

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

This session will explore how different campuses work to provide nutrition to those facing food insecurity in their communities. CSU Northridge created the Nutrition Justice Student Internship to provide students the opportunity to work with food gardens and recovery programs. UC Merced has partnered with the Merced County Food Bank and other community partners to successfully implement the Bobcats Eats Food Waste Awareness and Prevention Program to serve the underserved in their community. Students, staff, and faculty have access to sustainably grown produce at The Riverside City College Urban Farm. Their “Feeding Hungry Tigers” program uses communal farming to maximize food yields and minimize carbon footprints and water usage.

Frida Endinjok, Graduate Student, MPH Candidate, Health Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences, CSU Northridge Presentation (Endinjok)

Erin Meyer, MS, Program Coordinator, Office of Leadership, Service and Career, UC Merced, Merced County Food Bank, Presentation (Meyer)

Stephanie Fowler, Student Garden Mentor, Riverside City College Urban Farm, Riverside City College Presentation (Fowler)

Moderator: Liz Fitzpatrick, Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations

 

The Students Asked: Development of an Environmental Justice Internship Program

Topic Areas: Social Equity

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Through an increase in student involvement, a request by a number of students came forth to create an internship program focused on Environmental Justice. The program was created as a joint collaboration between the Sustainability Program and the Office of Inclusive Excellence at CSU San Marcos. This presentation will focus on the internship program that began in Fall 2018. This collaboration is the next step in developing a comprehensive inclusive sustainability effort at CSU San Marcos.

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

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

 

Road to Understanding Inclusive Sustainability

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability and Social Equity

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Over the last few years, social equity has become more visible within sustainability. This session will give participants the opportunity to evaluate where their institution is with connecting equity and sustainability and the importance of this work. This open space dialogue will discuss strategies, lessons learned, and provide valuable feedback for those doing the work or interested in starting the work at their institutions. This session will use a variety of facilitation methods to engage the audience.

Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, Safety Health & Sustainability, CSU San Marcos

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

 

Students Paving the Way to Social Equity

Topic Areas: Social Equity; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

Students have taken charge of the issue of social injustices at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara. UC Berkeley’s students will present on 2 different environmental justice programs. The Students of Color Environmental Conference was created by students for students to learn and foster discussion about environmental justice. Also at UC Berkeley, the Student Environmental Resource Center and The Green Initiative Fund have been working to institutionalize environmental justice programs. UC Santa Barbara will share the process students went through to bring their idea of the Environmental Justice Alliance to be implemented on campus.

Sarah Naameh, Undergraduate Student, Data Science & Conservation and Resource Studies, Students of Color Environmental Collective, UC Berkeley

Matthew R Campa, Student, Environmental Studies, Environmental Justice Alliance, UC Santa Barbara

Andrea Luna, Student, Environmental Justice Associate, UC Berkeley

 

Allyship for Sustainability Professionals: Supporting Diversity and Social Justice Work

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability and Social Equity

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

This interactive workshop will discuss the concept of allyship and provide an overview of the pilot UC Sustainability Officers Ally group. We will practice some of the processing tools used by the UC group to facilitate challenging discussions on diversity, inclusion, white privilege and implicit bias, share accomplishments and lessons learned in the pilot year, and share methods and approaches to consider starting a group on your own campus.

Elida Erickson, Director, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz Presentation (Erickson, Harvey, and Fabris)

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

Erin Fabris, Sustainability Manager, Housing & Hospitality Services, UC Los Angeles

Student Engagement Around Campus

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

This session highlights major systems-thinking approaches to student engagement and education from three different campuses. During April 2019, all 10 campuses in the University of California system participated in the Cool Campus Challenge. In this friendly competition, students, faculty, and staff earned point for taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of becoming the Coolest Campus in the UC system. At UC Los Angeles, The Carbon Neutrality Initiative Ambassadors Program immerses a select number of UCLA students in the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI). Ambassadors are trained to communicate the CNI and UCLA’s general sustainability goals through an interactive curriculum. At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the Climate Change Action Research Group fosters meaningful undergraduate climate change research opportunities.

Ryan Bell, Associate Director of Sustainability, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (Bell, Persad, Stoll)

Chris Jones, Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, Cool Climate Network

Jewel Persad, Campus Sustainability Manager, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Admin Services, UC Santa Barbara

Valeree Catangay, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, Student, Environmental Science, UC Los Angeles Presentation (Catangay, Patel)

Megna Patel, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Engagement Fellow, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC Los Angeles 

Logon Babcock, President, Cal Poly Honors Program, Cal Poly Climate Change Action Research Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Harlow)

Moderator Tim Galarneau, Education & Research Specialist, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, UC Santa Cruz

 

Holistic Engagement on Campus

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Three campuses lead the way in collaboration with student leadership and their communities. At Chico State University, a “Pyramid of Action” strategy was implemented in semester-long campaigns in order to empower and engage students. At Humboldt State University, The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) was continued as a sustainable living demonstration home and laboratory. At UC Santa Barbara, a collaboration of 14 gardens and farms will present on how they developed strong relationships across programs, developed joint branding and communication around local gardens.

Maggie Scarpa, Education and Outreach Coordinator, AS Sustainability, Chico State University

Nani Teves, Sustainability Coordinator, AS Sustainability, Associated Students, Chico State University

Casey Albarran, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Biology; Co-Director, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Humboldt State University Presentation (Albarran, Coronado) 

Karina Coronado, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies; Humboldt State University

Alex Moon, Program Coordinator, Edible Campus Program, Recent Alumnus, Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning Department, Chico State University

 

Student Led Water Conservation Efforts

Topic Areas: Student Affairs and Leadership; and Water and Landscaping

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Water conservation efforts are being practiced at institutions to protect this limited resource as well as save on its costly price, this session highlights initiatives implemented by students at Sacramento State University, Arizona State University, and Chapman University. Sacramento State will present on their faucet replacement project that is estimated to reduce 1.2 million gallons of water annually. Arizona State’s PEE’D OFF initiative will touch upon how it was used to encourage water conservation and sustainable practices in bathroom that saved 230,000 gallons of water annually. Lastly, Chapman University will present on a research capstone course that helped provide data so changes could be made in decreasing water use.

Ryan Todd, LEED AP, Sustainability Manager, Sacramento State University Presentation (Todd)

Ally DiSera, President, Campus Student Sustainability Initiatives, Water Program Assistant, Arizona State University (USP) Sustainability Practices

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

Moderator: Bonny Bentzin, LEED AP, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

 

The Emergence of Herbicide Programs on UC Campuses

Topic Areas: Food Systems; Student Affairs and Leadership; and Water and Landscape

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Learn about the elimination of herbicide use on campuses, as UC Berkeley and the UC Office of The President introduce two projects that are focused on eliminating and analyzing herbicide use on UC campuses. UC Berkeley will describe how Herbicide-Free Cal was started, and how relationships between various stakeholders can help create better policies to deal with landscaping. A UC systemwide taskforce is examining the overall herbicide use on all UC campus landscaping, and will present on alternative forms of regulating weeds and promoting a less herbicide-intensive policy.

Mackenzie Feldman, Founder, Herbicide-Free UC, UC Berkeley Presentation

Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (Thottathil)

Justin Wisor, Director, Custodial and Grounds, UC Los Angeles

Moderator: James Sanner, Herbicide Free UC Advisor

 

Shaping Student Leaders: Skill Development Workshops at UC Berkeley

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesdasy, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

The Green Initiative Fund at UC Berkeley presents a series of Skill Development Workshops that help student leaders and managers develop valuable research, management, and grassroots organizing skills to implement a variety of sustainability projects. TGIF’s Skill Development Workshops are a three-part series: the first focuses on budgeting and project management, the second on grassroots organizing, and the third on institutionalizing environmental projects.

Teresa Yu, Lead Program Associate, TGIF, Student Environmental Resource Center, The Green Initiative Fund, UC Berkeley

 

This Way to Sustainability

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

The This Way to Sustainability Conference is a nationally recognized, student-run sustainability conference held each year at the Chico State campus. The conference focuses on challenges, ideas, solutions, and resiliency in planning our sustainable future by bringing people from all disciplines together to discuss their thoughts and ideas. This session will focus on the student-run conference that is giving students the platform to get involved and make a difference on both a personal and institutional level. The oceans are rising, but so is Chico State.

Michal Hanson, Conference Coordinator, This Way to Sustainability Conference, Chico State University

Alyssa Myers, Conference Coordinator, This Way to Sustainability Conference, Chico State University

 

The Circular Economy of Clothing and Household Goods

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; Student Affairs and Leadership; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

Discussing tactics to create a circular economy of clothing and housing items, two campuses will share their models to reach clean post-consumer collection and redistribution. The Wear Movement at San Francisco State University has received a grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment in order to reduce the 4500 pounds of textiles directed to landfills every hour. UC Santa Barbara’s Isla Vista Trading Post is a student run organization sharing how they fight fast fashion and clothing waste by redistributing clothing for free at pop-up events throughout the year. The Career Clothing Closet at UC Santa Barbara will share how they have redirected over 1,000 articles of professional wear to almost 700 students over the past year. 

Constance B Ulasewicz, Co-Founder, The Wear Movement; Department of Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel, San Francisco State University Presentaion (Ulaswicz)

Julia Feldman, Co-President, Isla Vista Trading Post; Event Coordinator, CHESC, UC Santa Barbara

Sofia Willis, Founder and Co-President, Isla Vista Trading Post, UC Santa Barbara

Stacey Eymann, Financial Aid Advisor, Chair of the Healthy Campus Network Financial Health Subcommittee, UC Santa Barbara  Presentation (Eymann)

Moderator: Anne Brown Krieghoff, Facilities Management Sustainability Program Manager, UC Irvine

 

UCSB MSI Research Experience and Education Facility (REEF) Field Trip

Topic Areas: Student Affairs and Leadership

Meet by the Registration Desk at Campus Green

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

Through their Oceans-to-Classroom program design, the REEF provides hands-on instruction about local marine organisms and the role that the marine environment plays in our lives. This interactive aquarium houses 100 different species of marine plants and animals including sharks and their developing embryos, octopuses, lobsters, and more! Learn how the REEF’s seawater system operates and why the biogeography of the Santa Barbara region is so significant to UCSB’s research and community. Through their interdisciplinary approach, visitors are introduced to UCSB research departments and the ongoing research projects the REEF supports.

Kyler Plouffe, Undergraduate Student, REEF Intern, Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara

 

Students Paving the Way to Social Equity

Topic Areas: Social Equity; and Student Affairs and Leadership

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:25pm

Students have taken charge of the issue of social injustices at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara. UC Berkeley’s students will present on 2 different environmental justice programs. The Students of Color Environmental Conference was created by students for students to learn and foster discussion about environmental justice. Also at UC Berkeley, the Student Environmental Resource Center and The Green Initiative Fund have been working to institutionalize environmental justice programs. UC Santa Barbara will share the process students went through to bring their idea of the Environmental Justice Alliance to be implemented on campus.

Sarah Naameh, Undergraduate Student, Data Science & Conservation and Resource Studies, Students of Color Environmental Collective, UC Berkeley

Matthew R Campa, Student, Environmental Studies, Environmental Justice Alliance, UC Santa Barbara

Andrea Luna, Student, Environmental Justice Associate, UC Berkeley

Sustainable Transportation Through Electric and Low Speed Vehicles

Topic Areas: Energy and Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Three different strategies are explored in the shift towards personal electric vehicles . San Diego State University and Plug In America will focus on the basics and benefits of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), strategies they’ve used to promote widespread EV adoption, and how they can be useful to other universities. San Mateo County Community College District will explain how they have increased their EV capacity to over 60 ports since 2013, detailing the necessary infrastructure they have relied upon. UC Los Angeles will document its strategic shift to Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) around campus.

Tom Abram, Energy and Sustainability Officer, Facilities Services, San Diego State University Presentation (Abram, Morgan)

Kylie Morgan, Program Coordinator, Event/Education Programs, Plug In America

Joe Fullerton, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities Planning, Maintenance and Operations, San Mateo County Community College District

Scott Olsen, Strategic Account Manager, Commercial Government and Defense, Polaris

Clinton S Bench, Director, Fleet and Transit, UC Los Angeles Events & Transportation

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

 

Lessons Learned from Micromobility Programs

Topic Areas: Procurement and Business Services; and Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Bike and scooter rental programs are a huge recent development in campus transportation plans. Two campuses explain how they have handled this shift. CSU Monterey Bay has piloted an electric scooter program for one academic year and will share the lessons it has learned from its interactions with micromobility startup companies. UC Santa Barbara reflects on the first year of its partnership with Hopr, a private bike rental company. UC Davis gives advice about its own successes and challenges with bikeshare.

Matthew Scott McCluney, AICP, Senior Campus Planner, Campus Planning & Development, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (McCluney)

Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability, Geography, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Lovegreen)

Colin Murphy, Deputy Director, Policy Institute, UC Davis

Moderator: Nestor Covarrubias, Director, Transportation & Parking Services, UC Santa Barbara

 

Cal State LA Shared Mobility Program with Emissions-Free Hydrogen Vehicles

Topic Area: Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

The CSU LA Parking and Transportation Services and Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility are nominated for launching the largest shared mobility program with hydrogen vehicles. The shared mobility fleet operates 10 Hyundai Tucson fuel cell vehicles provided by WaiveCar. The availability of emission-free vehicles encourages students to support sustainable transportation on campus. The program is rapidly growing in popularity among faculty, staff and students. Shared mobility allows the university to have a clean transportation alternative for the parking-impacted urban campus.

David Blekhman, PhD, Professor, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility Technical Director, CSU Los Angeles, Presentation (Blekhman, Gachupin, Dray)

Carmen Gachupin, Director, Parking & Transportation Services, Department of Public Safety, CSU Los Angeles

Michael Dray, Operations Manager, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, CSU Los Angeles

 

Strategies for Sustainable Infrastructure

Topic Area: Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Learn about two new infrastructure projects helping campuses promote alternative modes of transportation.  UCSB will present on their Associated Students Bike Committee, which advocates for bicycle transportation by educating community members and improving campus infrastructure. UCR is in the process of a significant overhaul of its transportation hub, with partnerships with the City of Riverside and private industry. They will speak on the planning and strategy of approaching a project of this magnitude.

Irma Henderson, Director, Transportation & Parking Services, UC Riverside

Sarah Siedschlag, Environmental Programs Advisor, Associated Students, UC Santa Barbara 

 

Achieving Sustainable Parking

Topic Areas: Green Building and Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Try as we might to encourage alternative transportation methods, accommodating vehicles on a college campus remains a necessary endeavor. When Sacramento State knew a new parking structure was needed to accommodate the growth of the campus, a commitment was made to make it a sustainable one. Parking Structure 5 is able to share a story of success in making sustainable goals a reality when it comes to parking on campus.

Tony Lucas, Senior Director, University Transportation & Parking Services, Sacramento State

Farid Ibrahim, PE, SE, LEED AP, Director of Preconstruction Services, Clark Pacific

 

Paving the Way for Mobility on Demand at UCLA

Topic Area: Transportation

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

The car centric nature of the Los Angeles region is shifting in favor of reducing traffic, prioritizing people over cars, reducing greenhouse gases, and utilizing technology to maximize sustainable transportation. At UC Los Angeles, alternative transportation is no longer walking, biking, public transit, carpool and vanpool, but now driving alone. New programs and strategies to accommodate ride-hailing, micro-mobility and emerging transportation innovations help to augment investments in reconfiguring roads, investing in bicycle, pedestrian, rideshare infrastructure, and transportation demand management as a whole.

Jimmy Tran, Senior Transportation Planner, UCLA Transportation, UC Los Angeles Presentation (Tran)

Waste Reduction Approaches on Campuses and Use of a Living Lab

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

These campuses will share three different programs to decrease food waste through recovery, redirection, and education. Sacramento State has created a living laboratory to decrease waste and increase student knowledge to become more sustainable. CSU Monterey Bay has created a program for students to receive information instantly about free food available on campus. UC Merced is combating food insecurity through leveraged regional partnerships to recover food from local businesses.

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management, Sacramento State University Presentation (Martinez, Skall)

Erik Skall, Grounds Supervisor, Facilities Management–Grounds and Landscaping, Sacramento State University

Joanna Snawder-Manzo, Care Manager, Dean of Students Office, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (Snawder-Manzo)

Breeana Sylvas, Assistant Director, Department of Sustainability, UC Merced Presentation (Sylvas, Meyer, Kaur)

Erin Meyer, MS, Program Coordinator, Office of Leadership, Service and Career, UC Merced; Merced County Food Bank

Bavneet Kaur, Basic Needs Coordinator, Office of Leadership Service and Career, UC Merced

Moderator: Kikei Wong, Zero Waste Coordinator, Grounds & Custodial, UC, Los Angeles

 

Turning Food Waste into Food Justice

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Social Equity; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

This session explores how 3 different campuses have tackled food insecurity issues by increasing their students’ consistent access to food. CSU Long Beach has addressed the barriers to accessing sustainable food while also focusing on achieving healthy diets. Santa Clara has turned a problem of fruit waste into a project that maps fruit trees for students to utilize. UC Santa Barbara has partnered with an off-campus nonprofit to glean from backyards along with their on-campus efforts to glean prepared meals from on-campus retail locations.

Libby Gustin, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, CSU Long Beach Presentation (Gustin)

Eric Bryan, ASI Recycling Coordinator, CSU Long Beach

Katharine Rondthaler, Organic Garden Manager, Center for Sustainability – The Forge Garden, Santa Clara University Presentation (Rondthaler)

Ezra Ziegler, Student Leader, Foodcycling, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Kristen Lee, MPAff, Sustainability Programs Manager, UC Santa Cruz

 

Miramar Food Pantry HDAE’s Commitment to Combat Food Insecurity

Topic Areas: Food Systems; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

The cost to attend college is on the rise nationwide, and UC Santa Barbara is no different. Students with limited financial resources face difficult choices, which may lead to less nutritious meals. In other words, they may experience food insecurity. The good news is that many organizations on our campus are working to address the problem of food insecurity. This presentation will look at Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises and the staff at the new Miramar Food Pantry, which opened its doors on October 1, 2018.

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

Robbie Wright, Associate Director for Residential Dining Services, Residential Dining Services, Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara

 

We Built This City on Our Compost

Topic Areas: Social Equity; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Tuesday, July 9th, 11:35am – 12:05pm

Sacramento State University has opened the doors on its closed loop composting program. Joey Martinez and Erik Skall will present on how the university has transformed its organic waste into an opportunity to work with its neighbors and community to create a program in which Sacramento State-made compost is now distributed to local schools, community gardens, a local organic teaching farm, and even the only NPR affiliate in the entire nation with its own garden and do it all for free.

Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability, Sacramento State University

Erik Skall, Grounds Supervisor, Facilities Management, Grounds and Landscaping, Sacramento State University

 

Successful Implementations of Green Procurement

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Procurement and Business; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Green procurement is growing in popularity in higher education, with campuses such as UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego producing two successful projects. In depth research, input and feedback gathering from faculty will be shared on UCSB’s Green Model Office project, where an existing office was remodeled with a budget of approximately $6,500 and will be used for educational tours for other departments. UCSD will share how their Surplus’ Concierge Furniture re-utilization program encourages the reuse of furniture through the surplus sales program at only 25% of the original cost. Lastly, UCSB will cover a TGIF funded project where they conducted a spend impact analysis of residential dining food purchases.

Matthew R Campa, Intern, Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

Stephen VanDuine, Manager, Surplus Sales, UC San Diego

Camille Herrera, Master’s Candidate, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; Supply Chain Analyst, UCSB Residential Dining Services, UC Santa Barbara

Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Analyst, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator: Adrian Ferreira, Interim Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing, University of California

 

Thinking Outside the Box: Waste Reduction

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, 4016

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

These three campuses will present three very different approaches to reducing waste and increasing diversion rates. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has created new permanent staffing by changing the basic structure of waste collection. UC Los Angeles is using centralized waste collection systems and custodial hands on training to increase their diversion rates. UC San Francisco identified unique issues to housing buildings on campus and have crafted specific guides to change their waste characteristics.

Anastasia Nicole, TRUE Advisor; Zero Waste Coordinator; FM&D Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability Department; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Nicole)

Kikei Wong, Zero Waste Coordinator, Grounds & Custodial, UC Los Angeles  Presentation (Wong, Bentzin)

Bonny Bentzin, LEED AP, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

Daniel Chau, Recycling Coordinator, Recycling & Waste Reduction Program, UC San Francisco Presentation (Chau)

Moderator: Joey Martinez, Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Management, Sacramento State University

 

The Path to Zero Waste Buildings

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Green Building; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Wednesday, July 10th, 8:00am – 9:15am

At UCB, the Connie and Kevin Chou Hall is the first academic building to achieve US Green Building Council’s TRUE Zero Waste Platinum Certification. A second presenter from UCB will speak about their Zero Waste Building Program which improves the waste management system through infrastructure and signage standardization, customer and operation support, building user and custodial training, and education and promotion. Then, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will present on their use of mini waste audits to gain insight into building-level waste diversion to enhance their zero waste strategy. Attendees will learn how the data that the Berkeley Lab obtained has guided their communication with stakeholders and how they used Google Data Studio to present results. Going on its third year, this program has resulted in three buildings achieving zero waste!

Michelle La, MBA, TRUE Advisor; Zero Waste Specialist, Cal Zero Waste, Facilities Services, UC Berkeley  Presentation (La, King)

Lin King, Manager, Cal Zero Waste, UC Berkeley

Izzy Parnell-Wolfe, Zero Waste Specialist, Cal Zero Waste, Facilities Services, UC Berkeley Presentation (Parnell-Wolfe)

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

Moderator: Mike Carey, Sustainability Coordinator, Administrative Services, Orange Coast College

 

#ZeroToWell: Achieving Zero Waste Events at UC San Diego

Topic Area: Waste Reduction and Recycling

Engineering Science Building, Room 1001

Wednesday, july 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

UC San Diego has successfully achieved zero-waste at two large-scale events: WellFest, and the Wellness Fair. By incorporating sustainability at the planning phase with the goal of zero-waste in mind, they were able to actively engage vendors, plan the organization and flow of the event, strategically engage campus partners, and educate attendees to make these events a success. Moving forward, they intend to host more zero-waste events, and create guidelines for other events to achieve zero-waste.

Colin Moynihan, LEED AP BD+C, HDH Sustainability Manager, Housing Dining Hospitality – Sustainability, UC San Diego Presentation (Moynihan, Powell)

Mona Powell, MBA, Wellness and Engagement Manager, Housing Dining Hospitality – Wellness and Engagement, UC San Diego

Moderator: Sarah Johnson, Sustainability Program Analyst, Institute for Sustainability, CSU Northridge

 

The Circular Economy of Clothing and Household Goods

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; Student Affairs and Leadership; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Bren Hall, Room 4016

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

Discussing tactics to create a circular economy of clothing and housing items, two campuses will share their models to reach clean post-consumer collection and redistribution. The Wear Movement at San Francisco State University has received a grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment in order to reduce the 4500 pounds of textiles directed to landfills every hour. UC Santa Barbara’s Isla Vista Trading Post is a student run organization sharing how they fight fast fashion and clothing waste by redistributing clothing for free at pop-up events throughout the year. The Career Clothing Closet at UC Santa Barbara will share how they have redirected over 1,000 articles of professional wear to almost 700 students over the past year. 

Constance B Ulasewicz, Co-Founder, The Wear Movement; Department of Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel, San Francisco State University Presentaion (Ulaswicz)

Julia Feldman, Co-President, Isla Vista Trading Post; Event Coordinator, CHESC, UC Santa Barbara

Sofia Willis, Founder and Co-President, Isla Vista Trading Post, UC Santa Barbara

Stacey Eymann, Financial Aid Advisor, Chair of the Healthy Campus Network Financial Health Subcommittee, UC Santa Barbara  Presentation (Eymann)

Moderator: Anne Brown Krieghoff, Facilities Management Sustainability Program Manager, UC Irvine

 

How Sustainability Programs Can Create Change in Waste Diversion

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building; and Waste Reduction and Recycling

Harold Frank Hall, Room 1104

Wednesday, July 10th, 2:10pm – 3:35pm

This session highlights three presentations discussing different campus organizations’ efforts to create sustainable change in on-campus labs and buildings and amongst staff and faculty. CSU Chico’s Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices will discuss their role on campus amongst staff and faculty and their latest initiative “Office Diversion Excursion.” R3 Green labs is a student-led program at UC Riverside’s research facilities that reduces waste through: (i) a green labs certification program, (ii) research on building resources, initiatives, and policies, and (iii) education, marketing and outreach. CSU San Marcos will present technology that allows biological safety level 1 & 2 waste to be diverted and used to power the local power grid.

Alyssa Meyers, Conference Coordinator, This Way to Sustainability Conference, Chico State University

Elizabeth Deyett, PhD Candidate, Botany and Plant Science, UC Riverside Presentation (Deyett)

Madison Reichhold, Undergraduate Team Member of R^3 Green Labs Program Presentation (Reichhold)

Cai Steffler, Environmental Health & Occupational Safety Specialist, Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), CSU San Marcos

Moderator: Carrie Metzgar, Sustainability & Planning Analyst, Physical & Environmental Planning, UC Irvine

Landscape Sustainability modeled in the North Campus Open Space Restoration Project; A Guided Tour

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape

Meet at the Campbell Hall Bus Loop

Tuesday, July 9th, 8:00am – 9:15am

Sustainable landscapes provide ecosystem services, ecological benefits, and social/psychological benefits to people. Come find out how that translates on the ground! How do wetlands sequester carbon? How do you reduce localized flooding but still create viable wetlands? How do you support public access while also providing viable habitat for migratory birds and other threatened and endangered wildlife? How do you integrate education and training opportunities on a UC campus with a large scale, 100 acre, ecological restoration project? Come walk a couple of miles and learn about these concepts as well as the local flora and fauna of southern California.

Lisa Stratton, Director of Ecosystem Management, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

 

Student Led Water Conservation Efforts

Topic Areas: Student Affairs and Leadership; and Water and Landscape

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

Water conservation efforts are being practiced at institutions to protect this limited resource as well as save on its costly price, this session highlights initiatives implemented by students at Sacramento State University, Arizona State University, and Chapman University. Sacramento State will present on their faucet replacement project that is estimated to reduce 1.2 million gallons of water annually. Arizona State’s PEE’D OFF initiative will touch upon how it was used to encourage water conservation and sustainable practices in bathroom that saved 230,000 gallons of water annually. Lastly, Chapman University will present on a research capstone course that helped provide data so changes could be made in decreasing water use.

Ryan Todd, LEED AP, Sustainability Manager, Sacramento State University Presentation (Todd)

Ally DiSera, President, Campus Student Sustainability Initiatives, Water Program Assistant, Arizona State University (USP) Sustainability Practices

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

Moderator: Bonny Bentzin, LEED AP, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

Guided Tour of Coal Oil Point Reserve

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape

Meet at the Campbell Hall Bus Loop

Tuesday, July 9th, 10:05am – 11:20am

The Coal Oil Point Reserve is part of the University of California Natural Reserve System.  The reserve protects natural habitats to support research, education, outreach, and stewardship. One of the best remaining examples of a coastal-strand environment in Southern California, the Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve protects a wide variety of coastal and estuarine habitats. Largely undisturbed coastal dunes support a rich assemblage of dune vegetation and rare wildlife, including the dune spider, the globose dune beetle and the threatened Western Snowy Plover. The tour will take you on a guided walk through the reserve’s beach and trails, so please wear your walking shoes.

Jessica Nielsen, Conservation Specialist, Coal Oil Point Reserve, UC Santa Barbara

 

How University Landscapes are Engaging Students

Topic Areas: Curriculum; and Water and Landscape

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

This presentation will demonstrate how landscapes at different institutions are being utilized to engage students and serve as a learning environment. First, UC Davis will touch upon how their Hunt Hall Courtyard Living Laboratory creates a habitat in a human-dominated ecosystem while also serving to teach students about landscape architecture. Sonoma County Community College District will then touch upon their Living Learning Landscape project that provides free and easily accessible sustainable garden templates that meet Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) standards. UC Santa Barbara will present on their collaboration with Santa Barbara City College’s Green Gardener Program to provide two free workshop series on beginning and intermediate gardening.

Abbi Gregory, Assistant Complex Coordinator Family Student Housing, Residential and Community Living, UC Santa Barbara

Haven Kiers, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Capital Projects, Sonoma County Junior College District

Moderator: Joe Ragsdale, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

The Emergence of Herbicide Programs on UC Campuses

Topic Areas: Food Systems; Student Affairs and Leadership; and Water and Landscape

Marine Science Research Building, MSI Auditorium

Tuesday, July 9th, 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Learn about the elimination of herbicide use on campuses, as UC Berkeley and the UC Office of The President introduce two projects that are focused on eliminating and analyzing herbicide use on UC campuses. UC Berkeley will describe how Herbicide-Free Cal was started, and how relationships between various stakeholders can help create better policies to deal with landscaping. A UC systemwide taskforce is examining the overall herbicide use on all UC campus landscaping, and will present on alternative forms of regulating weeds and promoting a less herbicide-intensive policy.

Mackenzie Feldman, Founder, Herbicide-Free UC, UC Berkeley Presentation

Sapna Thottathil, PhD, Associate Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (Thottathil)

Justin Wisor, Director, Custodial and Grounds, UC Los Angeles

Moderator: James Sanner, Herbicide Free UC Advisor

 

Building and Campus Scale Water Reuse

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape, Green Building

Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall

Wednesday July 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

Water reuse is becoming an essential element in the strategic planning of every campus, community, and business in California. By investigating opportunities to apply proven technologies in innovative applications, Universities like Cal State LA are taking a proactive approach to address forecasted water supply constraints in California. This session will highlight the findings of a recent study that considered opportunities to recycle greywater and blackwater at a single building and campus-wide scale.

Eric Hough, PMP, Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities

David Blekhman, PhD, Professor, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility Technical Director, CSU Los Angeles

Stormwater CAPTURE: New Guidelines from SWB, DSA, and DOE

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Water and Landscape

Bren Hall, Room 1414

Wednesday, July 10th, 9:30am – 10:00am

Compliance with stormwater requirements remains challenging for campuses in an ever-changing environment. In this talk, Sacramento State will address this challenge by covering three areas: strategies for statewide trash control, improvements to low impact development (LID) sizing, and integration of runoff into the portfolio of campus resources.

Brian Currier, PE, Research Engineer, Office of Water Program, Sacramento State University

 

Introducing Sustainability Practices into Landscaping Services

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability; and Water and Landscape

Bren Hall, Room 1424

Wednesday, July 10th, 11:20am – 12:35pm

This session will demonstrate how UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine are implementing sustainability initiatives into their landscaping services. UCSB will discuss how the Facilities Management Grounds department has incorporated environmentally-friendly battery-powered equipment that exclusively uses a bio-based fuel. This equipment was purchased through over $40k in external funding support. UC Irvine will discuss how they transitioned into zero-emission equipment as well as available incentives to help other schools successfully achieve this transition.

Steve Miller, Grounds Lead Mechanic, Facilities management, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Wickliff)

Paris Wickliff, Student, Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Management Intern, UC Santa Barbara 

Saul Valdez, Employee Transportation Coordinator, Sustainable Transportation, UC Irvine Presentation (Valdez, Harvey, Dilbeck, Haynes)

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

Christopher W Dilbeck, PhD, Air Pollution Specialist, Monitoring and Laboratory Division, California Air Resources Board

Moderator: Bonny Bentzin, LEED AP, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

 

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