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Green Campus Challenge Gathering

Green Campus Challenge Gathering

Track Sessions

Bookstore Sustainability

Ideas and best practices in running a sustainable campus bookstore operation.

Lisa Boice, Assistant General Manager - Barnes & Noble at RIT

Notes - Slides

Civic and Community Engagement

The importance of getting involved with the community...  the importance of getting involved with the community to achieve lasting results.

Joni Monroe, Executive Director – Rochester Regional Community Design Center

Paul Tankel, Associate Director of Facilities Planning – SUNY Brockport

Notes - Slides

Construction & Project Management Initiatives

This session discussed various aspects of managing projects that improve sustainability initiatives. This includes recycling of project materials, furniture, finishes, lighting, and NYSERDA Energy Rebates.

Michelle Civiletti, Project Manager – Sodexo Campus Services / Nazareth College

Beth Fisher, Assistant Project Manager – Sodexo Campus Services / Nazareth College


Curriculum Integration

This session discussed the importance of incorporating sustainability into the curriculum.

Tim Madigan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy – St. John Fisher College


Development Sites & Landscapes

This session was facilitated by Trowbridge and Wolf Landscape Architects and offered a basic introduction to sustainable initiatives and green design practices that can be applied to site work and landscape development.    Porous pavements, green roofs, storm water management, campus planning, LEED and the Sustainable Sites Initiative were some of the topics covered.

Kim Michaels, Principal – Trowbridge, Wolf & Michaels Landscape Architects

Notes - Slides

Dining Services Sustainability

This session was facilitated by Chartwells. Executive Chef Blaney discussed where we are with food service sustainability, and how to begin, gain, and sustain momentum.

Executive Chef Kevin Blaney – Chartwells / Compass Group Northeast Division

Notes - Slides

Facilities Management

This session was facilitated by Sodexo. They discussed their approach to sustainability and how they partner with colleges to roll it out and practice it at all worldwide units.

Varun Avasthi, District Manager – Sodexo Campus Services

Notes - Slides

Go-Green Club

This student-facilitated session discussed how college environmental groups and clubs contribute to their college campuses.

Nicole Tarsio, President of Go-Green Club – Nazareth College

Stephanie Baldwin, Creator of Go-Green Club – Nazareth College

Notes - Presentation Summary

Green IT and Libraries

This session discussed printing, use of books and recycling sustainability initiatives that IT and Library organizations are moving towards.

Karen Kuppinger, IT Director – Nazareth College

Chris Sisak, MLS, Director of Interlibrary Loan and Serials – Nazareth College

Notes - Slides

LEED Certifications & RIT Platinum Status

This presentation addressed trends in the green building market with an overview of the LEED rating system. The presenters shared Best Practices from their experience in designing LEED buildings. They are in the process of designing the RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability to meet LEED-Platinum criteria.

Mark Maddalina, Architect, Manager of Sustainable Design – RIT

Peter DeBraal, Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager – RIT

Notes - Slides

LEED Certification - Math and Science Building

Nazareth is in the process of building a new Math & Science Integrated Learning Center that will be LEED Silver. It is the first for our campus and the Town of Pittsford. The discussion reviewed our process in this historic step forward.

Michael LaPoint, Director of Construction and Renovation Services – Nazareth College

Notes - Slides

President’s Climate Commitment Letter Implementation

This session discussed Hobart and William Smith College’s commitment to sustainability as they work toward achieving the goals outlined in the President’s Climate Commitment Letter.

Jamie Landi, Sustainability Coordinator - Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Handout - Notes

Student Team Green

This program described what the University of Rochester’s Auxiliary Operations Dept. has done with their student organization, Team Green. We learned how the group was formed, how it has evolved, what it has accomplished and what lies ahead.

Cam Schauf, Director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations – U of R

Liesel Schwarz, Sustainability Manager - U of R

Notes - Slides

Successful Carbon Footprint Strategies

This session discussed how Nazareth College has successfully impacted their carbon footprint from 2007 to 2010.

Mary Ahmann, Senior Client Services Manager – Advantage IQ, Inc.

Notes - Slides

Other Sessions

Opening Session

Group Reports

Closing Session

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