Students from Campus Sustainability Audit course attend the AASHE conference

On October 10, 2010, Environmental Studies Professor Laura Henry-Stone and five W&L students went to Denver to attend the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Dr. Henry-Stone, W&L’s ACS Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies and Sustainability, is currently teaching an environmental studies special topics course on campus sustainability. Sixteen students are using a new tool, designed by AASHE, called Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) to assess campus sustainability. W&L students Ellie Van Sant, Morten Wendelbo, Courtney Fairbrother, Ned Lundvall, and Lauren Acker attended the AASHE conference with Professor Henry-Stone to learn more about STARS and other campus sustainability initiatives around the country. During the pre-conference session on Sunday afternoon, the students attended a special AASHE student summit and were treated to keynote speaker Gretchen Bleiler, Olympic snowboarder, while Dr. Henry-Stone attended a session on Sustainability in the Curriculum. Upon their return, Ellie, Morten, Courtney, and Ned each visited one of four sections of Introduction to Environmental Studies to present on STARS and the AASHE conference, and Lauren reported on her experience to the education subcommittee of the University Sustainability Committee.

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2 Responses to “Students from Campus Sustainability Audit course attend the AASHE conference”


  1. 1 David Holliday June 20, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Hello there im a sustainability rep for a university in New Zealand and im trying to establish an audit for the student association. Is there a format i could perhaps look at and refer to/ use?
    Looks like good work’s happening in Washington!

    Regards,
    David

  2. 2 Kenny Ant Booluka (AKA King of the Hustlers) June 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    It appears this site is not too active, maybe i should report this to the authorities…


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