Ashley Appleman 


Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Registration & continental breakfast begin at 8:30 AM


Sinclair Communtiy College 
Building 12
444 West 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Directions to Sinclair Conference Center

Campus Maps

Campus Map
Parking Lot C
Building 12

Free parking is available below Building 12 in Lot C.


General Admission: $35.00

Students: FREE

Cancellation Policy

SOCHE & the Ohio Board of Regents bring you the 2011:

Ohio Higher Education Sustainability Conference 

SOCHE Sustainability Conference

Support for this conference has been provided by

Sinclair Community College and Power Equipment Solutions

Progam Information

Help your university become sustainable through collaboration! SOCHE and the Ohio Board of Regents partner this spring to bring you a conference focusing on sustainability in higher education.On April 12, the Ohio Higher Education Sustainability Conference, held at Sinclair Community College will explore: collaboration, campus initiatives, student involvement, community, outreach, curriculum and more from Ohio institutions and beyond. Planned by faculty and staff members from colleges and universities across the state, this event will have something for everyone!

The focus of the Higher Education Sustainability Conference is enhancing collaboration within and among our state’s institutions. To help reach this goal the event will include lectures, student presentations, a President’s and Provost’s Panel, breakout sessions highlighting best practices, and an information fair with vendors and institutions that want to share their efforts and initiatives.

Jaime Van Mourik, the Higher Education Manager for the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, will deliver the keynote address, “The Journey to a Green Campus: From Commitment to Realization.” She will offer strategies for taking college sustainability from a commitment to broad-based implementation and practice, presenting a holistic approach to campus sustainability. Additionally, Noelle Studer-Spevak, Sustainability Coordinator at Portland State University will provide a lecture titled, "What is Ohio's Apollo program? Insights from Oregon's race to build a sustainable future."

Breakout session topics include, but are not limited to: campus bike share programs, food sustainability, becoming sustainable through collaboration, green programs and curriculum, engaging the campus and community, and fuel cell education.  

Highlights of the day:

  • Keynote Speaker: Jaime Van Mourik, Higher Education Manager,                                                                         Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council 
  • Guest Lecturer: Noelle Studer-Spevak, Sustainability Coordinator, Portland State University
  • President's Panel from colleges and universities across the state
  • Student Presentations from outstanding student leaders in sustainability, including the University
    Dayton River Stewards and University of Cincinnati Powershift participants
  • Breakout sessions led by Ohio experts:
    Sustainability Leadership, Exploring Food Sustainability, The Role of Collaboration as a Driver of Sustainability Initiatives, Engery/Green Academic Programs, Green Service, Sustainability of the Modern University, and more!
  • Institutional Information Fair featuring booths from each college and university in attendance

Conference Resources

Visit the Conference Resource Page for the following:
Breakout Desctiptions
Keynote Biography
Additional Resources

To include your institution in the Institution Information Fair, click here!

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