Sustainability Literacy: Faculty, Staff, and Students as Agents of Change

Day 1 – February 12th, 2020

*please note that all activities on the 12th will occur in the Stern Center Ballroom

8:45-9:10 am Stern Center Ballroom, 4th Floor: arrival and set-up of displays
9:10-9:30 am Welcome from the College of Charleston

9:30-10:50 am South Carolina panel and round table, followed by open discussion

Participants: Brian Fisher,

10:50-11:10 am Break

11:10-11:30 am Teaching Sustainability and Making it Stick?–Keith McDade

11:30-11:50 am Sustainability and Equity: the Powerful Role of Educators—Heather Cunningham

11:50-12:10 pm What Do We Know, Think, and Do with Respect to Sustainability? One Campus’ Efforts to Assess Sustainability Literacy, Attitudes and Behaviors -Alice Mulder

12:10-12:30 pm Open Discussion

12:30-1:30 pm Working Lunch, Stern Center Ballroom

1:30-1:50 pm Accelerating Mutually Beneficial Outcomes: A Partnership Between University of Richmond International Education and the Office for Sustainability—Cassandra Troy and Rob Andrejewski

1:50-2:10 pm Fostering and Measuring Sustainability Literacy through a College-level Interdisciplinary Course—Srinivasan Raghavan and Christine Li

2:10-2:20 pm Discussion

2:20-2:40 pm Networking Break + Coffee, Stern Center Ballroom

2:40-3:00 pm Assessing Students’ Systems and Collaborative Thinking in a Sustainability Science Curriculum–Matthew Cohen, Geoffrey Habron, Karen Allen, Courtney Quinn

3:00-3:20 pm Individual Sustainability Literacy and the Organizational Sustainability Learning in HEIs: How do they Connect?—Liguang Liu

3:20-3:40 pm Integrating Sustainability Literacy into the Masters of Public Administration Curriculum—Kirsten Kinzer

3:40-4:00 pm Discussion

4:00-5:00 pm break, campus tour of sustainability operations for those who sign up

*email Todd LeVasseur at levasseurtj@cofc.edu if you want to participate on the tour

5:00-6:00 pm Reception, Stern Center Ballroom

6:00pm onwards – symposium is done for the day; open dinner and exploration of Charleston

DAY 2 – February 13th, 2020

*Please note the morning session will occur in the Stern Center Ballroom

8:50-9:10 am-Welcome to day 2

9:10-10:20 am-SHES Roundtable Presentations and Discussion–Michael Reiter (chair), Paul Barresi, Kimberly Reiter

NOTE: 10 min bio-break, change rooms

Breakout 1

10:30-12:30 pm-Stern Center Room 205, 20 minutes per talk then 20 minutes of discussion

  • The Role of Economic Literacy in Fostering Sustainability: The Opportunity in the Teaching of Principles in Economics—Madhavi Venkatesan and Natasha Keidl
  • Studio Waste Management in the School of Design—Seyeon Lee, Rebecca Kelly, Meriel Stokoe, Louise Manfredi
  • Green Campus Initiatives as Sustainable Development Dissemination at HEIs: A Comparative Study About Student’s Opinion—João Ribeiro, Lenoi Hoeckesfeld, Issa Berchin, Jacir Favretto, Rodgrigo Barichello, Leonardo Secchi, José Guerra
  • Action Learning Partnerships: Carbon, Commerce, and Community Co-Learning at University—Annie Booth, Kyle Aben, Barbara Otter, Todd Corrigall, Christie Ray, Sinead Earley

Breakout 2

10:30-12:30 pm-Stern Ballroom, 20 minutes per talk then 20 minutes of discussion

  • Exploring Undergraduate Attainment of Sustainability Competencies—Vanessa Levesque
  • Sustainability Internship Programs: Strategies for Creating Student Ambassadors for Sustainability—Hongor Batbold
  • Climate literacy–Imperative Competencies for Tomorrow’s Engineers—Jan DeWaters and Susan Powers
  • How Can Teaching Toolkits Advance Breadth and Depth in Sustainability Education? Lessons From a Technological University—Rebecca Watts Hull

12:30-1:40 pm-Lunch + Discussion, Stern Center Ballroom

Breakout 3

1:40-3:00 pm-Stern Center Room 205, 20 minutes per talk

  • Encouraging Responsible Consumption/Resources: Teaching a Bio-economy Course in Colombia-Rojas—Héctor Heraldo Rojas-Jimenez, Angie Contreras, Valeria Ruiz Vargas and Alberto Paucar-Caceres
  • Educating Sustainability Through Paper Recycling in a Beneficient Institution – A Sustainability Awareness Project into an Environmental Park in South Brazil— Evanisa Reginato, Ricardo Melo, Thais Rossetto, Jhulia Kuhn, Rodrigo Melo, Guilherme Zanotto Evanisa Reginato, Ricardo Melo, Thais Rossetto, Jhulia Kuhn, Rodrigo Melo
  • PIEER Internship: Self-reflection and Community Engagement to Build Bridges—Catherine Zeman and Dionna Williams
  • Academic Responsibility in Social Environmental Education and Production of Sustainable Practices— Evanisa Reginato, Ricardo Melo, Thais Rossetto, Jhulia Kuhn, Rodrigo Melo, Guilherme Zanotto

Breakout 4

1:40-3:00 pm-Stern Ballroom, 20 minutes per talk

  • Innovations in SDG Integration and Reporting at the University of South Florida—Brooke Hansen, Peter Stiling, Whitney Fung
  • Essential Moon-shots: The SDGs in HEIs-the Netherlands—Jos van Hal
  • Teaching Business & Sustainability through Alignment with SDGs—Ira Feldman & Dann Sklarew
  • Funding Agents of Change on Campus: A Map of Opportunities to

Engage SDG in the Curriculum—Courtney Quinn and John Quinn

3:00-3:40 pm Coffee Break + poster presentations from students,

Stern Center Room 205

Stern Ballroom

3:40-4:00 pm Open discussion: Themes and Next Steps (Todd LeVasseur & Ira Feldman)

4:00-4:40 pm—Closing Remarks
4:40 pm—Symposium Ends
For those staying until Friday:
7:00-9:00pm–Wes Jackson, free and open CofC campus talk