Call for Presenters

Please email your name, title, organization, contact information, and 100-250 word session proposal before January 19, 2018 to

Possible topics for research, best practices and resources :


  • Campus and community practices for sustainable living
  • Ground-breaking initiatives advancing sustainability
  • Practical initiatives, emerging trends, and measurable results


  • A project or partnership connecting campus and community sustainability
  • Academic support to create and implement community action plans
  • Faculty research on community sustainability
  • Student projects, internships and job placement in communities
  • Topic of your choice


  • Campus as sustainability learning lab
  • Climate mitigation, adaptation, resilience research and practices
  • College to career sustainability connections
  • Communicating about climate change and sustainability
  • Curriculum Frameworks and STEAM education
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Green building:  LEED, net zero/positive energy, Living Buildings
  • Local, organic food on campus
  • Investment, divestment, and purchasing power options
  • Multi-modal transportation:  walking, biking, transit, ride share, fuel efficient vehicles
  • New paradigms for career preparation
  • Resources to improve campus sustainability
  • Social equity
  • Student leadership and movements
  • Sustainability measures and metrics (energy, food, green building, land use, materials, pollution reduction, transportation, etc.)
  • Sustainability across the curriculum
  • Virtual tour of campus sustainability practices
  • Workforce development and sustainability opportunities
  • Zero waste:  refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, restore, compost
  • Topic of your choice



  • Greener schools: metrics and measures
  • K-12 Sustainability coordinator practices
  • K-12 Sustainability projects – staff, teacher, and/or student reports


  • Carbon pricing
  • Conservation and efficiency to save energy and money
  • Green Communities, community solar, and energy aggregation reports
  • Fossil fuel infrastructure concerns  (pipelines, fuel leaks, pesticides, herbicides) and solutions
  • Net zero/positive energy communities
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Smart grids and microgrids


  • Community farms, gardens & orchards
  • Markets: Co-ops, farmers markets, farm to school, farm to table
  • Food for all:  safety and security
  • Local, organic farming

Green Economic Development

  • Economic growth and sustainable development strategies
  • Investing in community by supporting local businesses


  • Green infrastructure:  trees, parks, organic landscape practices for recreation fields and yards, edible landscapes, rain gardens, vertical gardening, etc.
  • Healthy soil practices
  • Low Impact Development (LID) benefits


  • Applying new standards and policies
  • Assessment tools
  • Environmental protection and restoration
  • Future frontiers in community development
  • Government and grassroots partnerships
  • Green economic development
  • Inspiring and motivating people:  project-based organizing, events
  • Land use:  building, energy, food, parks, transportation, water
  • Municipal leadership and sustainable development
  • Social justice:  policies, practices, resources
  • Sustainability master plans for desirable places to live, work, play:  complete streets, diversity, environment, health, historical preservation, housing, parks/recreation, public transit, safety, trees, vibrant downtown/neighborhood centers, and more
  • Sustainability planning and implementation in communities


  • Resource management and closed loop systems
  • Zero waste

Social Justice

  • Advocacy for environmental justice issues in neighborhoods
  • Meaningful inclusion:  age, color, faith, income, national origin, race, and sexual orientation
  • Opening the doors of access and opportunity to all


  • Mobility infrastructure:  complete streets, public transit, biking, walking, fuel efficient vehicles
  • Multi-modal transportation options
  • Walkable, bikeable neighborhoods


  • Coastal communities
  • Protecting the oceans
  • Inland watershed and waterways protection and management


  • Business products and services dedicated to sustainability
  • Climate change:  adaptation and resilience
  • Cooperatives in communities
  • Demonstration projects
  • Green chemistry
  • Health and the environment
  • Nonprofit and community organizations advocating for sustainability/environmental health
  • Political processes for sustainable development (advocacy > politics > education > business)
  • Resources to improve community sustainability
  • Restoring ecosystems
  • Schools:  Safe Routes to School, green schools, life-long sustainability education
  • Tourism and tours
  • Topic of your choice