AASHE 2015 CONFERENCE & EXPO
THERE WERE OVER 400 SESSIONS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING CASE STUDIES, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, AND NETWORKING EVENTS, AND AN EXPO HALL HOUSED OVER 80 EXHIBITORS.
AASHE 2015 CONFERENCE & EXPO Between October 25 and October 28 2015, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) held its annual Conference & Expo, bringing together over 2,300 attendees under the theme Transforming Sustainability Education, for a celebration of campus sustainability successes and its much-anticipated tenth anniversary. Senior leaders, faculty, staff, and students from institutions across seventeen countries gathered at the end of Campus Sustainability Month for AASHE’s highest-attended event yet in Minneapolis, the ‘City by Nature’, to celebrate innovations in campus sustainability and embrace the 58 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
role of the higher education community as a foundation for a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world. Among the speakers were Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, Oberlin Project Founder David Orr, Brave New Workshop’s Margi Simmons and Elena Imaretska, and
CEED Executive Director Shalini Gupta. Discussion involved themes of growth, transformation, social justice, learning through play, and hope. Attendees networked and shared innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory, and leadership initiatives which are
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