In an attempt to bring more meaningful events – and relevant – to the calendar, we’ve changed the way in which we feature conferences, fairs, and symposiums. This change has led to more events that are local in nature, as opposed to mega-international conferences. We still have numerous large events listed, especially those that are particularly timely or pertinent, like the World Student Environmental Summit in Switzerland (see below for more details). However, there are also speaker engagements like the one at Colorado State University (one of two events on the September calendar taking place in Fort Collins, including the Tour de Fat today!) on Wednesday afternoon September 12th. While we are in no way comprehensive, we continually add events to the calendar, so please check back from time to time.
Take a look at some of the choice events and peruse our calendar for conferences near you. Please let us know of any conferences, events, or festivals in your area. If they are appropriate, we will gladly add them to our green events calendar. Send us an email with the event’s name, date, location, description, and website. In fact, one of the events listed below was submitted by a reader of the site.
Here are a few of the events happening around the world:
World Student Environmental Summit 2012
When: Sep 5 – 8, 2012
Where: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Description: The 2012 summit is organized around the theme “Let’s change!” It is obvious nowadays that without a radical change in the behaviour of mankind, the environment – and by way of consequence, mankind itself -, will undergo irreversible damage. What is Change? How do we pursue change on different levels? A fully-booked three-day program will greatly discuss all these questions thus raising a sense of critical thinking amongst student representatives and delegates.
Further details: http://2012.wsen.org/
Sustainable Agriculture Education Conference
When: Sep 9 – 11, 2012
Where: Corvallis, OR
Description: Held in the heart of Oregon’s productive Willamette Valley, this conference will give sustainable agriculture educators, students, and advocates a chance to share and develop innovations in sustainable agriculture education. We will discover how campus food systems are and can be utilized as a laboratory to enhance students understanding of the importance of sustainable production and the complexity of local, regional, and global food systems. In the tradition of SAEA’s four previous conferences, this event will focus on networking and providing participants with opportunities to develop tools to take home to their campuses and communities. Come individually or as a group and use the time to revolutionize sustainable agriculture education in your community.
Further details: http://sustainableaged.org/Conferences/2012CorvallisOR/tabid/130/Default.aspx
Your Role in a Regenerative World
When: Wed, September 12, 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO Lory Student Center Theatre
Description: Join the Institute for the Built Environment as they host a presentation by world renowned expert in sustainability and the built environment, Chrisna du Plessis, professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Further details: http://sustainability.colostate.edu/content/chrisna-du-plessis-your-role-regenerative-world
13th Annual Sustainable Living Fair
When: Sep 15 – 16, 2012
Where: Fort Collins, CO
Description: The Sustainable Living Fair offers a weekend of solution-based, interactive, family oriented events designed to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about: renewable energy, alternative transportation, sustainable agriculture, green building, natural health, environmental & social responsibility, local economies and more.
Further details: http://www.sustainablelivingassociation.org/sustainable-living-fair/
When: Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
Where: New York, NY
Description: The GoGreen Conference is a unique opportunity to learn the latest in sustainable practices for your business. This one day conference will feature a full day of educational panel sessions and networking opportunities with a distinct platform of showcasing statewide sustainable business leader case studies and their success stories to allow business attendees the opportunity to implement best practices learned and create viable partnerships within their regional business environment.
Further details: http://newyork.gogreenconference.net/
The New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference
When: Sep 27 – 28, 2012
Where: The Wharton School Philadelphia, PA
Description: Explore the future of sustainable business metrics. This two-day, Sustainable Brands Issues in Focus event, in partnership with The Wharton School, examines leading-edge work that expands the way business can create, quantify, manage and communicate value in the 21st century. Join other financial and non-financial managers in exploring a variety of models for quantifying both the environmental and social impacts of business activity. Industry leaders will collaborate on issues such as valuing ecosystem services, adding environmental impact and human capital onto the balance sheet, and putting goals in context.
Further details: http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events/issuesinfocus/businessmetrics?utm_source=USGBC&utm_medium=calendar&utm_campaign=SBIIF