As major owners of property and facilities, colleges and universities have a unique opportunity to address climate change through deep decarbonization initiatives on campus. These projects offer multiple benefits: a reduced carbon footprint and accelerated transition to a low-carbon economy; reduced operational costs; improved enrolment/retention; and an enhanced campus experience – to name a few. However, getting the projects started is frequently stalled due to a lack of shared vision, process, and policy necessary to support transformational change.
This panel will examine the importance of managing cultural and process change to support the implementation of deep decarbonization initiatives on campus - focusing on the critical roles of stakeholder engagement and internal processes and policies as enablers along the net-zero pathway. Through accounts of the challenges and successes of managing change at two very different campuses -- the University of Toronto and Vassar College -- participants will learn strategies and tools to build support for their own transformational decarbonization initiatives.
Micah Kenfield, Director of Sustainability, Vassar College
Marc Couture, Director of Sustainability, Operations and Services, University of Toronto
Adam Shelley, Senior Project Development Engineer, Ecosystem
This free webinar is open to the public.
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