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AASHE Workshop: Developing a Campus Sustainability Living Lab
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 9:00am

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
$500 Non-members

*Register by May 15*

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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

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