Loch Sheldrake (Sept. 27, 2011) – With organizations looking for ways to reduce their fuel and electric dependency to lower costs and limit their carbon footprint, SUNY Sullivan is proud to host "Creating a Sustainable Campus Workshop" on Friday, October 14 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Dr. Stephen Mitchell, dean of workforce development at SUNY Sullivan, has been responsible for connecting the college with the community in a number of areas, but in particular when it comes to greening and sustainability efforts. Dr. Mitchell worked with Kean University on hosting the upcoming sustainability workshop. Kean University received an EPA grant to conduct 16 regional forums on sustainability in higher education. The grant was awarded for the purpose of helping campus communities learn how to track and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The sustainability workshop at SUNY Sullivan will cover such topics as: LEED V3 and the evolution of the LEED rating system; U.S. Green Building Council's resources and educational programs; an introduction to the hospitality green resource tracking tool and operations training and an update on New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's subsidies. There will also be a session on using the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability and Clean Air "Cool Planet Calculator." In addition there will be a case study on sustainability at SUNY Orange.
To register for this informative workshop, go to http://ku3.eventbrite.com .