State of New York Sustainability Conference 2016

Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3, 2016 at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY...

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State of New York Sustainability Conference 2016

SUNY New Paltz and the Conference Steering Committee are pleased to announce that the first annual State of New York Sustainability Conference will be held on Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3, 2016 at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY. This gathering has evolved from the SUNY Sustainability Conference, which was held annually from 2011 until 2015. In 2015, sustainability officers from across the SUNY System decided to formally open up the 2016 conference to all higher education institutions across New York State to facilitate networking and information sharing.

Conference Tracks
The conference will have a total of three conference tracks. Two tracks will focus on general sustainability-in-higher-education themes. One track will focus on energy issues associated with higher education institutions. This energy track is being planned and led by Energy Managers employed by higher education institutions.

Who should attend?

  • Sustainability Officers
  • Energy Managers
  • Faculty teaching sustainability
  • Students interested in sustainability
  • Facilities Management staff
  • Representatives from companies that market sustainable services and products to higher education institutions (see instructions to become a vendor below).

Conference Schedule
To view the tentative conference schedule, click here.

Conference Registration
To register for the conference, visit http://nysustainabilityconference2016.eventbrite.com

Call for Proposals
To submit a workshop proposal, visit http://tinyurl.com/NYSustainabilityProposals. Each workshop will last 50 minutes.

Become a Vendor
Do you market products or services to sustainability officers or energy managers of higher education institutions? If so, please consider becoming a vendor at the New York Sustainability Conference. To apply to become a vendor, visit http://goo.gl/forms/ybQ3YbSlZKmsby473.

Hotel Accommodations
A new Hilton hotel is under construction in the Town of New Paltz and is anticipated to open in August or September, in time for the November conference. Further details about hotel accommodations will be announced when the hotel is ready to accept reservations.

SUNY Sustainability Coalition Pre-Conference Meeting
Prior to the start of the conference, the SUNY Sustainability Coalition will be meeting from 9 AM to 11 AM. Jamie Adams of SUNY Oswego will facilitate this meeting. We encourage all SUNY Sustainability Officers to attend this meeting!

Conference Steering Committee Members
Lisa Mitten, Conference Host and Campus Sustainability Coordinator, SUNY New Paltz
Matt Brubaker, Campus Energy Manager, SUNY Cortland
Enid Cardinal, Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dan DeZarn, Director of Sustainability, SUNY Geneseo
Thomas Lanzilotta, Campus Energy Manager, SUNY Stony Brook
Hannah Morgan, Sustainability Coordinator, SUNY Oneonta
Greg Monaco, Sustainability Coordinator, SUNY Stony Brook
Alex Possion, Sustainability Coordinator, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
John Pumilio, Director of Sustainability, Colgate University

Energy Track Committee
Lisa Mitten, Conference Host and Campus Sustainability Coordinator, SUNY New Paltz
Matt Brubaker, Campus Energy Manager, SUNY Cortland
Tom Kelly, Energy Manager, Purchase College
Indu Lnu, Energy Manger, University at Albany
Thomas Lanzilotta, Campus Energy Manager, SUNY Stony Brook
Eric Mazzone, Energy Manager, SUNY Office of Capital Facilities

Questions and Comments?

Please contact the conference host and organizer, Lisa Mitten of SUNY New Paltz with any questions or comments about the conference.

Lisa Mitten
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
State University of New York at New Paltz
845-257-3325
mittenl@newpaltz.edu

Looking Ahead to 2017
Hannah Morgan of SUNY Oneonta has graciously agreed to host the 2017 State of New York Sustainability Conference.

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