Housing and Travel

Schedule: June 12 – June 16, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017: Introduction and Sustainability

8:30-9:00 – Breakfast

9:00-10:15 – Introductions and course/schedule overview
Stephanie Kaza and Elizabeth Palchak

10:15-10:30 – Break

10:30-12:00 – Systems Thinking introduction, Introduction to final project
Stephanie

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:30  – Sustainability in the current political context with Deb Markowitz and Jon Erickson
Elizabeth

2:30-3:00 – Break and walk to Davis Center

3:00-5:00 – UVM campus walking tour
Michelle Smith

7:00-8:30 – Evening Film “Waking the Giant” (optional)
Jon Erickson

Tuesday, June 13, 2017: Sustainability and Campus Operations

8:30-9:00 - Breakfast

9:00-10:30 - Campus Sustainability Experts with Rich Wolbach (Energy Management Engineer), Jim barr (Director of Transportation), Bob Vaughan (Director of Capital Planning and Management), Gioia Thompson (Office of Sustainability), Claire Burlingham (Controller’s Office)

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45-12:00 - Designing Systems
Elizabeth

12:00 – 1:00 - Lunch

1:00-2:00 - System Change and Leadership
Debra Rowe

2:30-5:00 - NRG tour – Energy Systems and Campus Sustainability
John Kerr

Wednesday, June 14, 2017: Sustainability Education and Leadership for Systems Change

8:30-9:00 - Breakfast

9:00-10:00 - Leadership for System Change
Elizabeth

10:00-10:15 - Break

10:15-12:00 - System Change
Debra Rowe

12:00-1:00  – Lunch

1:00-2:15  - Vision and Action: Designing for Success, Waterline Model
Elizabeth

2:15-2:30 - Break

2:30-4:30 -  Walk to Champlain College, Introduction to “radically pragmatic” academic program, Tour of Champlain College
Christina Erickson, Sustainability Director

Evening – Optional dinner at restaurant~6:00pm with quiet space for reflection and casual conversation

Thursday, June 15, 2017: Sustainability Education and Community Partnerships

8:30-9:00 - Breakfast

9:00-10:15 - Sustainability Faculty Fellows General Education Requirement, Clean Energy Fund and Innovative Course Design (Richard Watts, Professor in Community Development and Applied Economics)
Stephanie

10:15-10:30 - Break

10:30-12:00 - Innovative Education in Higher Education with Whitney Lord (Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator at Penn State University’s Sustainability Institute), Jack Byrne (Director of Sustainability Integration at Middlebury College, Kathia Benitez (Director of Sustainability at Northwestern University)

12:00-1:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Building Strong Partnerships for Sustainability at Shelburne Farms with Jen Cirillo, Director of Sustainability Education

4:00 - Depart Shelburne Farms for Burlington

Friday, June 16, 2017: Leadership and Synthesis

8:30-9:00 - Breakfast

9:00-9:30 - Leadership for Change (Self-assessment, Resiliency)
Elizabeth

9:30-10:30 - Leadership on Campus Sustainability with  Richard Cate (VP for Finance, Revolving Loan Fund)

10:30-10:45 - Break

10:45-12:00 - Leverage Points: Divestment, The Business Case for Sustainability, and Communication

Elizabeth and Stephanie

12:00-1:00 - Lunch

1:30-3:30 - Participant Presentations (3-5 minutes each)
Stephanie and Elizabeth

3:30-4:30 – Course feedback and next steps
Stephanie and Elizabeth