This lunch meeting will bring together student environmental leaders from diverse schools and organizations to connect, share ideas, and lay ground for future collaboration.
Guests are invited to attend other Earth Week events at RPI that day, and throughout the week. Before lunch, there will be a public meeting to discuss new research on the environmental and human health impacts of shale gas development. After lunch, there will be a series of lectures that explore how art can animate environmental science and activism.
Lunch will be provided. Advanced registration required.
Please register for this event by completing the form below.
RPI students and faculty will host a discussion with members of the Troy City Council and community about risk governance in the city. Students will report on ways the precautionary principle has oriented city decision-making in other cities, then pose questions and examples for consideration by the group. The meeting is open to all interested. RPI Union Room 3606. Contact Professor Kim Fortun, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 8, 2-4, RPI will host an open meeting of sustainability educators in the Capitol Region. This meeting will be the third in a series to bring together k-12, community and university educators working to develop, deliver and institutionalize sustainability education reaching student of all ages. This meeting will be an opportunity to learn about initiatives in the region, and discuss potential collaboration. We will also formalize a process for participating in the New York State Sustainability Education Working Group, representing the Capital Region.
Following the meeting, participants are welcome to attend the first film in RPI’s Sustainability Film Series, Gasland2. The film will be screened at 4pm in DCC 308.
This meeting of sustainability educators in the Capitol Region is an opportunity to make new connections, learn about initiatives in the region, and discuss potential collaboration. All interested in environmental and sustainability education are welcome. On Sundays, there is free parking along 15th Street.
This meeting will be used to review and plan for activities in 2014, with this agenda:
Brief introduction and history of the working group.
- RPI Sustainability Studies Program
- Solar energy education initiative
- STANYS collaboration
Activities already underway for
- RPI EcoEd programs for k-12 students (in-school, after school and at RPI)
- RPI Earth Week Festival
- STANYS Lab Day: Fracking Jeopardy Game and Debate
Proposed activities for 2014
curriculum development and sharing
- Continue and codify the Solar Energy Education Initiative
- Launch collaborative curriculum initiatives on additional topics
- Design and build a web platform to support curriculum sharing
funding sustainability education
- field trip fund
building sustainability capacity among teachers, administrators and BOEs
- Webinar for environmental science teachers
- Statewide meeting of sustainability educators
BOE Resolutions and Certification Programs
- Brittonkill BOE Green Schools Resolution
- Certification programs for campuses, administrators, teachers and students
Meetings of sustainability educators in the Capitol Region are opportunities to make new connections, learn about initiatives in the region, and discuss potential collaboration. All interested in environmental and sustainability education are welcome.
The meeting on Sunday, October 5 will convene in Albany, first at the Radix Center, then across the street at the new Campus South Center.
Radix is an urban environmental education center featuring a demonstration site of sustainable tools and technologies. These include a passive solar greenhouse, aquaponics, rain water collection, microlivestock, composting, and renewable energy systems. Director Scott Kellogg will lead a tour of the facility and describe opportunities for teacher training and school visits, and ways sustainable technologies can be integrated into classrooms and k-12 school campuses. See this short video about the Radix Center.
The Campus South Center is a new, HUD-funded community education facility offering a unique mix of courses and programs. After a brief tour by Director James Thomas, we will meet in a classroom in the Center to discuss on-going and new initiatives of the Capital Region Sustainability Network, including the following:
- A Capitol Region Sustainability Field Trip Map and Passport.
- The U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon K-12 Schools Program, with
- college interns to help with reporting and program development.
- Roving Sustainability Educators Program (akin to artists-in-the-schools programs).
- Sustainability Curriculum Development and Sharing.
Since early 2012, the New York State Sustainability Educators’ Working Group has convened to advance sustainability education across the state, P-16 (preschool through college). Regions were asked to form working groups. In late 2013, a Capitol Region Sustainability Educators’ Working Group was formed; RPI’s EcoEd Research Group has served as convener. Co