Sustainability Panel Discussion Series Fall 2012

Sustainability Panel Discussion Series Fall 2012

 

October 15, 2012

 

Director: Dr. Brenda Young             

                 (716) 839-8366

                 byoung@daemen.edu

                 www.daemen.edu/sustainability

 

The Daemen College Global & Local Sustainability Program began offering a B.A. degree in 2011-2012. This public Sustainability Panel Discussion series is linked with ongoing courses in this program. Students in the program complete sustainability coursework and select a concentration area from the liberal arts, business, education or health care. An international community project and focused study brings a global perspective to students’ understanding.

 

A four semester sequence in Sustainable Design provides hands-on experience in addressing local community problems and prepares students for their applied capstone research.

 

Alternative & Renewable Energy Issues

 

This course examines the environmental and social impacts of current energy sources while identifying clean energy alternatives for the future.

 

October 29- “Clean Natural Gas? Exploring the Challenge of Hydrofracking”

November 12- “Ending Coal Burning in Western New York”

November 26- “Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy”

 

Panel Discussions are 7:30 p.m. in Duns Scotus Hall, Room 336.

 

Sustainable Business Practices

 

Students explore sustainable business practices that emphasize policies to minimally affect local and global environment, manage resources and create positive social environments.

 

October 25 - “A New Standard for Business Performance: B Corporations”

November 8 - “Local Leaders in Sustainability: Waste Management”

 

Panel Discussions are 7:00pm in Schenck Hall, Room 202.

 

MISSION

 

The mission of the Global and Local Sustainability Program is to prepare citizens working to create and maintain sustainable communities across the globe. With its interdisciplinary and experiential emphasis, our program will foster the skills to solve problems creatively and with cultural sensitivity, while developing  graduates who can communicate solutions with clarity and confidence.  

 

The Sustainability major inspires and prepares leaders, both on an intellectual and practical level, for interdisciplinary careers that require a fundamental understanding of the factors necessary to maintain healthy communities at the local, national and global level. Working in government agencies, not-for-profits, and with  any company interested in the social good, graduates will provide the leadership, energy and creativity to  develop new approaches and new models to restore the environment, create economic and intellectual capacity, and  promote social well-being.

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