Cornell Hosts Student Sustainability Summit in New York City on Oct. 29


MEDIA: Media are welcome to attend. In advance, please contact Blaine Friedlander, Cornell Press Office, at (607) 254-8093 or bpf2@cornell.edu

Newswise — NEW YORK – Cornell University Sustainable Design will host the “Interdisciplinary Sustainability Student Summit” at General Assembly, 902 Broadway in the Flatiron District, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free, registration is required as space is limited.

Students from other colleges and high school students are welcome to attend, as the group aims to foster an intercollegiate discussion about sustainability issues.

For information and to RSVP: http://cusd.cornell.edu/isss/

Panel Discussion on “Interdisciplinary Collaboration” – Students and professionals will discuss solving sustainability related issues, using case studies as discussion points.

A poster session will showcase college and high school student efforts on entrepreneurship, green movements and action. Through peer mentorship sessions, attending high school students will obtain guidance on presentation skills. There will be a networking hour, giving students time to develop an action plan.

Workshops include:

• “Idea to Action: Getting Things Started and Keeping the Ball Rolling” – As students turn to entrepreneurship and start-ups after college, project management is becoming a necessary skill. This workshop will explore various attendees’ experiences initiating projects and sustaining long-term progress.

• “Sustainability on Campus: Campaign and Implementation” – Sustainability efforts on college and high school campuses come in many different forms, from environmental activism over political decisions to grassroots outreach initiatives with local communities to design-build contests for emerging technologies. Participants in this session will discuss how various organizations can partner to achieve a sustainable future.

• “Issue-based Education: The Power of Teaching Through Trial” – While the education system faces some of its greatest challenges, many turn to technology or alternative learning for answers. Students, professionals and educators will share their experiences. This session will highlight the variety of ways students can get involved and how to be prepared them for the workforce.

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