Ten Trends in Greening University Campuses

28 Sep 2023Greenbuild 2023
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Ten Trends in Greening University Campuses

Ten Trends in Greening University Campuses

28 Sep 2023Greenbuild 2023
About the speakers
  • Mick Dalrymple
    Mick Dalrymple
    Chief Sustainability Officer at University of Southern California
    Michael “Mick” Dalrymple serves as the University of Southern California’s Chief Sustainability Officer, working with USC community members and stakeholders to achieve the goals of Assignment: Earth, USC’s sustainability leadership framework through the completion of the LA28 Olympics. Dalrymple has over 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in sustainability leadership, high performance buildings, higher education, media, and IT. He was one of the co-founders of the Arizona Chapter of the USGBC in 2001 and has served at the state, regional and national levels of the organization in multiple capacities to work with others and help build the green building movement.
  • Matt St. Clair
    Matt St. Clair
    Chief Sustainability Officer at University of California Office of the President
    Matthew St.Clair is the first Chief Sustainability Officer for the University of California's Office of the President and has been leading sustainability efforts across the 10-campus UC system since 2004. Mr. St.Clair was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Strategic Energy Innovations, an environmental nonprofit building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. He has delivered lectures at numerous universities, been an invited keynote speaker at several regional and national conferences, and has advised the U.S. House of Representatives on the formation of an Office of Sustainability for the U.S. Capitol. Mr. St.Clair has a Masters degree in environmental policy from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and a Bachelors degree in economics from Swarthmore College. He is a LEED Fellow and a Certified Energy Manager.
  • Meghan Fay Zahniser
    Meghan Fay Zahniser
    Executive Director at Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
    Meghan Fay Zahniser has been with AASHE since 2009 and previously held the positions of Director of Programs and STARS Program Manager before becoming Executive Director in 2015. Prior to AASHE, Meghan worked as Sustainability Specialist at NELSON, where she provided sustainability expertise and consulting services to various clients. She also spent over five years working at the U.S. Green Building Council, where, as Manager of Community, she developed and managed a local chapter network for building industry professionals and helped create the Emerging Green Builders program that integrates students and young professionals into the green building movement. Meghan also worked as Environmental Educator for the University at Buffalo Green Office, organizing campus and community education focused on energy conservation, green building, and sustainable living. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, with concentrations in environmental studies and health & human services, from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree in Organization Management and Development from Fielding Graduate Institute.

Key takeaways

- Upon completion, participants will learn at least five major topics of focus related to higher education campus built environments.

- In addition, participants will learn challenges, opportunities and nuances related to higher education campus built environment.

- Participants will be able to learn major tools and processes used to drive sustainability progress in the campus built environment.

- Participants will be able to discern the differences among topics that are the subject of action vs. planning vs. emerging topics of discussion, and differences among campuses.