2021 AASHE Global Conference in Sustainability Higher Education

Pitt is a host institution with up to 200 free seats at this year’s global sustainability conference!

This year’s GSCHE will highlight inspiring examples of higher education leadership that empower participants to envision and create a future that is sustainable, equitable, and resilient.

Are you committed to leveraging the power of higher education to forge a brighter future? Join us at GSCHE!

We are excited to be a Host Institution for this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education, a virtual conference taking place October 12-14, 2021.

GCSHE offers 3 full days of live content and networking, plus 80 days of on-demand access (through December 31).

As a Host Institution, Pitt has a limited number of free passes for the Pitt community.

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University of Pittsburgh Presenters:

Leveraging Change Communication & Management Theories for Sustainable Employee Behavior Change

Tuesday, October 12, 1:30-2:15pm

The last year has been extremely stressful with the Covid-19 global pandemic, sustainability crises looming, and employee burnout across sectors. So how do we build a suite of programs that uplift, empower, and engage employees when we are surrounded by crisis messaging?

In this session, you will learn about change communication and management theories that help inspire and engage your colleagues and workforce. You will walk away with an understanding of how to foster a growth mindset, communicate effectively to promote behavior changes, and how to “grow” your people by starting with your bright spots.

 

Sustainability Dashboards: From Hopes & Dreams to Reality & Maintenance

Thursday, October 14, 12-12:45pm

University-wide Sustainability Dashboards can emphasize and juxtapose the various aspects of sustainability, while increasing institutional transparency.

This session will approach all of these sustainability dashboard considerations, with focus on the following framework:

  • Dashboard Goals
  • Design and Construction (cost, structure, phasing, etc)
  • Where to get the $#@% Data & the Challenges Once You Have It
  • Partners
  • Leveraging Additional Value
  • New Challenges

Sustainable Living and Collaborative Learning on Pitt’s Campus

Thursday, October 14, 12-12:45pm

In the Fall of 2022, the University of Pittsburgh will launch it’s first Sustainability Living Learning Community for both upperclassmen and freshmen. Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are specialized living environments that connect students through inside- and outside-the-classroom experiences.

The Sustainability LLC will focus on connecting first-year students and upperclassmen both with each other and with the world of sustainability on Pitt’s campus and beyond. In this session, hear from Abigail Zolner and Felicity Shafer -the undergraduate student creators of this LLC. They will be discussing the process of creating this space on campus, the importance of collaboration between students, faculty, and staff, and how sustainability can be further incorporated into on-campus living!