Bucknell Supports Largest Higher Education Sustainability Conference

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Bucknell University will serve as a host sponsor for the 2018 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, Pa. Oct. 2-5.

With a theme of “Global Goals: Rising to the Challenge,” AASHE 2018 will examine the critical role of higher education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are grateful for the overwhelming support from our host institutions as we work together to lead the sustainability transformation. I am confident that this conference will provide participants with a platform to explore innovative solutions to advance sustainability in higher education and the surrounding community,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser.

Debbie Namugayi, Bucknell’s sustainability manager, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the conference opening plenary. As a member of AASHE’s Advisory Council, Namugayi will co-present the networking session “Integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Into Higher Ed Sustainability Work.” Bucknell will also host an informational table during the expo highlighting the university’s sustainability program and initiatives engaging students, faculty and staff.

Additional master host institutions for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo include Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, Frostburg State University and the University of Pittsburgh, while supporting host institutions are Messiah College and the Pennsylvania State University.

About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org. Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.

About Bucknell University
Bucknell is a member institution AASHE. Bucknell’s campus includes 12 LEED certified buildings, PEER certification for its energy systems, and an AASHE STARS Silver rating. Academic offerings include over 125 sustainability-related courses. Bucknell is a signatory to “We Are Still In” and supports the climate action plan outlined in the Paris Agreement. To learn more about sustainability at Bucknell, visit www.bucknell.edu/sustainability. Follow Sustainable Bucknell on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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CONTACT: Debbie Namugayi, 570-577-1914, debbie.namugayi@bucknell.edu

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