Webinar: Sustaining Sustainability with Alumni Support

Tuesday, April 20 2010 at 11:00 AM

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host a Webinar entitled “Sustaining Sustainability with Alumni Support” in the Jack’s Creek room at the Facilities building April 20 at 11 a.m.This Webinar will feature the story of three schools that have successfully included alumni in on-campus sustainability efforts.

Dano Weisbord, Environmental Sustainability Director at Smith College, will describe how sustainability has been woven into the fabric of reunions and has made his lecture to returning alums one of the most popular during reunion weekend.

Environmental media consultant and Dickinson College alum Thom Wallace will tell the story of alumni involvement from a different perspective: concerned that the sustainability commitment at Dickinson College was waning, Wallace and other alums created a group to lobby the administration and support the ongoing environmental activism of the student body. Dickinson is now considered one of the greenest campuses in the country.

Finally, Rob Constantine, Vice President for College Advancement at Unity College, will describe how Unity’s administration has used the campus’s sustainability story for increased alumni giving and foundation support.