aashe virtual global sustainability conference
University to serve as host institution for Sustainability Conference; Free registration available to U Community
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 10:38

The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities is proud to be a host institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2020 virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), October 20-22, 2020, and invite all students, faculty, and staff on the Twin Cities campus to participate. The University's participation as a host institution is made possible through support from It All Adds Up and Sustainability Education at the Institute on the Environment.

The GCSHE is the largest stage to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations, and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. Humanity faces a series of intensifying and interrelated social and ecological crises. Solving these crises requires a holistic transformation: a shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. With a theme of “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” this year’s conference will focus on centering justice within this transformation and ensuring that it leaves no one behind.

Several University of Minnesota staff, faculty, and students will present at this year's conference.

REGISTER NOW (FREE!)

Registration is open to all students, faculty, and staff on the Twin Cities campus. Use the host institution code UMNEDU081920 and your University email address to register for free!

SAVE THE DATE

Join our discussion session ahead of the conference for trips and tricks to get the most out of your AASHE conference experience!

  • Friday, October 16th (check back soon for further details)
    • 1:00-2:00pm: Faculty and Staff
    • 2:30-3:30pm: Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students 

Participate in the post-conference discussion session to share and reflect on what you learned and how we can all do better moving forward:

  • Friday, October 30th (check back soon for further details)
    • 1:00-2:00pm: Faculty and Staff
    • 2:30-3:30pm: Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students

Learn more about the AASHE Conference

View the conference schedule at-a-glance

Check back soon for more information on the AASHE conference schedule and pre- and post-session information!

Sustainability Conference
The University of Minnesota has been attending the AASHE conference for years and has a track record of sending several representatives, including presenters at the conference. The University hosted the conference in Minneapolis in 2015.
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This Sunday, October 24th, is the Campus Cleanup Crew’s third cleanup of the semester and their first ever river cleanup! Meet at the East River Flats (351 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455) at 12:00 PM and help clean the Mississippi River bank until around 1:30 PM. There are many reasons to keep the river clean! Learn more about the University of Minnesota's Stormwater program.

After cleaning, meet back at the East River Flats for Canes and a brief presentation from the University of Minnesota Sustainability Coordinator, Carley Rice. Carley will be discussing the sustainability initiatives that the University of Minnesota is partaking in. Bring your friends and don't forget to dress for the weather! Be sure to RSVPSee you on Sunday!

Contact the Campus Cleanup Crew with any questions: [email protected]

Sticker design contest for Fill it Forward

The Office of Sustainability is hosting our very first sticker designing contest for Fill it Forward! Design a customized UMN water bottle sticker with our barcode. The winner will receive a prize pack from the UMN Bookstore! DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions are now due November 1st at 11:59pm!

Learn more at M Dining's Sustainable Dining Expo event on Wednesday, October 13th from 11am - 1pm in the Great Hall at CMU.

October is Campus Sustainability Month! Get involved.

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is proud to be a host institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2021 virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), October 12-14, 2021. Register for FREE!

m dining Earth Day event 2021

Join M Dining on the front plaza of Coffman Memorial Union for a free planting event on Thursday, April 22! M Dining's Sustainability and Health & Wellness teams will be joined by campus partners UMN Sustainability - It All Adds Up and Waste Recovery Services.

M Dining will be providing pots, soil, succulents, and herb seeds for students to participate in this Earth Day activity. Due to social distancing guidelines, each participant must sign up for their preferred time slot and check in at the event entrance.

Take action for the earth this April!
April is Earth Month! In celebration of Earth Day, join Twin Cities students, staff, and faculty in a friendly competition against colleges and universities across the state in the Campus Ecochallenge, April 12-30, 2021! Choose and complete challenges that work for you to earn points for the team and help our planet. JOIN THE ECOCHALLENGE

We want to hear from you! Do you have a few minutes to complete a short survey regarding communications about sustainability at the University of Minnesota? z.umn.edu/SustSurvey2021

Facilities Management’s Landcare team is the primary snow removal service provider for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, responsible for clearing nearly 100 miles of streets and walkways, and over 100 acres of parking surfaces. Landcare added anti-icing to the University’s winter maintenance program in 2006, which led to notable cost savings and reduced environmental impact. So, how do they do it?

As part of the 2020-21 Midwest Climate Summit, the Climate Stories Art Contest for undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25. This contest is a multimedia art competition and students can enter work in one of four categories: visual arts, film/photography, written word, and performing arts.

The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities is proud to be a host institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2020 virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), October 20-22, 2020.