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2008 Conference at Lipscomb University

Higher Education and Sustainability in Tennessee: Raising the Bar

Higher Education and Sustainability in Tennessee:
Making Inroads into Academia
March 31-April 1, 2010, Trevecca Nazarene University


As in past conferences, a mix of students, faculty, staff, and administrators attended from institutions across the state. Close to 100 attendees registered. The conference consisted of a mix of plenary speeches and concurrent presentations. The following plenary speakers were featured:

Amanda Little, author of Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Cells—Our Ride to the Renewable Future;

Richard Rhoda, Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission;

Paul Rowland, Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education;

Renee LaFrenze, project manager for Green Campus Program (based in California)

Presentations were made in concurrent tracks devoted to Academics/Teaching; Climate Change/Energy; andOperations. For more information view the conference Agenda and brochure, as well as the links shown below. It is clear that Tennessee higher education is advancing toward sustainability and conferences like this can facilitate the learning process considerably.


UT Knoxville Climate Action Plan
Designing a Clean Energy Program
PSCC Green and Renewable Energy Training
Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum
Carbon Credits Overview