Strategies for linking sustainability operations with academics
When: June 7-9, 2013
Where: Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
$450 AASHE Members
*Register by May 15*
This workshop will...
Introduce efforts to break through the current curricular and operational paradigms and form a new model for both education and sustainability action—the campus living lab.
A living lab is a given place where problem-based teaching, research, and applied work combine to develop actionable solutions that make that place more sustainable. Living labs accelerate transitions to a more sustainable place through the collaboration of students, faculty, staff and local community members.
You will leave this workshop with…
- A plan and a set of actions/strategies for implementing a living lab at your university or college
- A deep understanding about the underlying theory and value proposition in implementing a sustainability living lab at your campus
- A network of peers (other participants) and support resources (AASHE and the mentors)
- Knowledge and identification of who can provide on-going technical guidance as programs are launched
- Clear typology and definition for a living lab program and courses that increase sustainability education
- A deeper understanding of how colleges and universities view the opportunities and barriers to living lab work