February 10, 2015

Conference Dates: July 20th-24th, 2015 (with core sessions on July 21st and 22nd)

Speaking and Poster Proposals Due: March 1st, 2015 (11:59pm)

Best Practice Awards: Call for Proposals for Award Applications is Not Yet Available

The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), hosted by San Francisco State University invites students, faculty, staff and administrators from campuses throughout California to submit a proposal to speak; or present a poster at this year's conference.  We also welcome our community and business partners to co-submit proposals with campus stakeholders. We are excited to hear from a diverse group of participants including Private and Independent Colleges, CCC, CSU, and UC campuses. 

CHESC highlights cutting-edge research, as well as case studies with proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs, and community partnerships. This unique event is jointly organized by independent / private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions.

CHESC 2014 Topics: 

The steering committee seeks proposals that will help us realize our theme of “Can We Change Fast Enough?”.  Sessions will also be designed around pairings of the following topics.  Find more information at the Call for Proposals Homepage.

  • Climate Action
  • Curriculum
  • Energy
  • Food Systems
  • Green Building New Construction and Renovations
  • Green Building Operations and Maintenance
  • Healthcare
  • Health and Wellness
  • Institutionalizing Sustainability
  • Local (Regional Case Studies from San Francisco and the Bay Area)
  • Procurement and Business Services
  • Research
  • Social Equity
  • Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
  • Transportation
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Water and Landscape

 An example of a pairing could be pairing energy and waste and then focusing on using waste oil for biodiesel.

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, July 20th.  Core conference sessions, exhibitor show, and the Awards Dinner will be on Tuesday, July 21st and Wednesday, July 22nd.  Post conference workshops will be held on July 23rd and 24th. The Student Convergence will be on July 23rd.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the event.  Our team can be reached at the Sustainability Program Office for UCSB:805-893-2166 or via email to our Event Manager, Katie Maynard kmaynard@geog.ucsb.edu.

Also, be sure to check out our online media at:
Website: http://chesc.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CHESC
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/buhyhrc