2016 Sustainability Symposium

Friday, September 30

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SAC Legislative Assembly Room

Come Join Us to Discover New Opportunities for Collaboration and Innovation

The President’s Sustainability Steering Committee at The University of Texas at Austin invites you to its full day symposium dedicated to highlighting the scholarly and practical sustainability efforts of the university community.

The symposium will feature short presentations from students, faculty and staff. Each presentation will be no longer than seven minutes and will be accompanied by a PowerPoint containing no more than 20 images (no text allowed) detailing how the presenter's work is related to concepts of sustainability.

Mark Your Calendar to Attend All or Any Part of the Agenda that Suits Your Schedule

2016 Sustainability Symposium Agenda

Time (approx.) Subject/Presentation Title Presenters Affiliation
8 a.m. Breakfast and Coffee (food will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis)
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks Dr. Pat Clubb Vice President, University Operations
9 a.m. Sustainability Plan - Overview    
Why UT Austin Needs a Sustainability Master Plan Dr. Pat Clubb Vice President, University Operations

Putting People First 
Making a Campus Sustainability Plan

Alyssa Halle-Schramm Office of Sustainability
Inside the Plan Jim Walker Office of Sustainability
Q & A with audience
10 a.m. Sustainability Plan - Social Equity    
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Initiatives Erica Saenz Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
New Student Government Campus Climate Advisory Board Kevin Helgren 
Binna Kim
UT Student Government
Sustainable Health and Wellness Claire Hahn Healthpoint Wellness Program
Texas CityLab and the UT Campus Dr. Robert Young School of Architecture
Q& A with audience
11 a.m. Sustainability Plan - Next Steps    

Need for the Demand-Side Strategic Plan

Tejas Pevekar Utilities, Energy and Facilities Mainteance
Zero Waste Initiatives at UT Austin Jennifer Hobson Facilities Services Resource Recovery
Update on Texas Athletics’ Zero Waste Initiative Larrimie Gordon Texas Athletics
New Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies Dr. Molly Polk College of Liberal Arts
Q & A with audience
11:55 a.m. Keynote Remarks Gregory Fenves President, UT Austin
12:25 p.m. Lunch    
1 p.m. Focus on Food    
Climate Change and Agriculture Joy Youwakim College of Liberal Arts
Impact of Student Gardens Nathalia Rojas College of Liberal Arts
Aquaponics Megan Fitch College of Natural Sciences
Student Food Insecurity Monika Shah,Tonia Wu, Amie Jean, Nimrah Saleem College of Natural Sciences
Sustainable Food Initiatives in DHFS Neil Kaufman Division of Housing and Food Services
Q & A with audience    
2 p.m. Best of Campus Initiatives    
Green Fee Lighting Retrofit Project Success Story Grace Hsieh

Pamela Owen 

Utilities Energy Management & Optimization 
Texas Memorial Museum

Sustainability in University Health Services Lovesimrjit Sandhu University Health Services
Living Wall at the School of Architecture Michelle Bright 
Markus Hogue
School of Architecture
Facilities Services -- Landscape 
Sustainability & the First-Year Experiernce Patty Micks 
Jospehine Bibby
Maria Krychniak 
School of Undergraduate Studies
  Q&A with audience    
3:05 p.m. Wrap Up