Monday, October 28, 2013, 3-4:30 pm
SUSTAINABILITY DAY: JOAN FITZGERALD and panelists,
including Garry Harris from the Center for Sustainable Solutions, Atlanta
Mon., Oct., 28, 3 - 4:30: “Energy Justice,” Kennedy Auditorium, CLC
Fitzgerald is Director of Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University, and is the author of Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, which examines how U.S. and Western European cities are addressing global warming, energy dependence and opportunities for green economic development, including new technology-based industry clusters, improving efficiency in manufacturing processes, and creating well-paying green jobs.
Harris is Executive Director of Atlanta’s Center for Sustainable Solutions, and a leader in inclusive environmental education efforts in Atlanta. He helped establish the Emerald Cities Collaborative Atlanta, and has recently been nominated for the White House Champions of Change award. He is also president of HTS Enterprises, an energy technology consulting firm.
Free copies of Fitzgerald’s book for those faculty who plan to bring their class.
Sponsored by Sustainability Committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible course topics: urban planning and sustainability; job creation, economic revitalization and sustainability
Past Sustainability Days
Sustainability Day 2012: "Silent Spring at 50: The Prophetic Vision of Rachel Carson"
The Fourth Annual Xavier Sustainability Day was held on Monday October 8, 2012. The celebration featured guest of honor Sandra Steingraber, along with a video update of the sustainability projects that are underway on-campus. The presentation started at 1:30 pm in Kennedy Auditorium, CLC 412, and ended at 2:45 pm.
For the Xavier and wider community, a wide spectrum of events was planned during Sustainability Week (Wednesday, September 26 through Sustainability Day, Monday, October 8, 2012) including play, movies, book clubs, field trips and more: 2012 Sustainability Week.
2011 Sustainability Day
Keynote Speaker: Robert Besso implemented a new program to provide comprehensive residential and commercial food waste collection for San Francisco, the first collection program of its kind for a major city in the United States.
2010 Sustainability Day
Keynote Speaker: William McDonough was deemed “a hero for the planet” by Time magazine and is the co-founder of an internationally recognized design firm specializing in environmentally intelligent architecture and planning.
2009 Sustainability Day
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Tuchman is the Vice Provost of Layola University Chicago, where she has been a Professor of Aquatic Biology, a Program Officer in the Ecosystem Study Program at the National Science Foundation, Associate Provost of Research, and co-founder of the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy.
2009 Sustainability Day Keynote Address - Nancy Tuchman Part1
2009 Sustainability Day Keynote Address - Nancy Tuchman Part2