Many of the events on our green events calendar and stories that we write about here on 2nd Green Revolution occur in Colorado, including several this month in Denver, and Washington DC because we live in these locales. California often shows up as well. This month is no different, including an energy efficiency symposium in the wonderful little city of Santa Barbara at the university (see below). However, I want to highlight some other places hosting conferences this month. There are two events, one on each “coast” of Pennsylvania (one of which focuses on brownfield development, an integral part of sustainable land use), a conference in Maryland, and one in the oil and gas hotbed of Alaska that look intriguing. In addition, there is an international conference in Finland focusing on CSR, corporate social responsibility, a theme that has shown up more and more over the past few months here at 2nd Green Revolution.
Let us know of any conferences, events, or festivals in your area. We will gladly add them to our green events calendar. Please send us an email with the event’s name, date, location, description, and website.
Here are a few of the events happening around the world:
2011 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
When: Apr 3 – 5 2011
Where: College Park, MD
Description: Themed “Connecting the Classroom to the Campus to the Community,” the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) 2011 Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference will emphasis the importance of the relationship between the physical space of campus buildings and infrastructure, curriculum, culture, capital and community. Current scheduled presenters include Second Nature President Anthony Cortese and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh.
Further details: www.nacubo.org/Events_and_Programs/Smart_and_Sustainable_Campuses_Conference.html
CONFERENCE: Brownfields 2011: Sustainable Communities Start Here
When: Apr 3 – 5 2011
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Description: The National Brownfields Conference is the premier environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment event cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
Further details: http://www.brownfields2011.org/
CONFERENCE: CR3 Conference: The Power of Responsibility
When: Apr 8 – 9 2011
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Description: The theme of the conference is power and CSR, contributions cover both CSR actions that have contributed to make a positive difference and aspects of CSR practice that are problematic, including in terms of power relations and effects.
Further details: http://www.cr3.fi/
CONFERENCE: Engineering Sustainability 2011: Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line
When: Apr 10 – 12 2011
Where: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: Engineering Sustainability 2011 will bring together engineers and scientists to share results of cutting edge research and practice directed at development of environmentally sustainable buildings and infrastructure.
Further details: http://www.mascarocenter.pitt.edu/conference/
CONFERENCE: Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency
When: Apr 26 – 27 2011
Where: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Description: The Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency is a two-day conference dedicated to Science and Technology for a Sustainable Energy Future.
Further details: http://iee.ucsb.edu/sbsee2011
CONFERENCE: 2011 Business of Clean Energy in Alaska
When: Apr 28 – 29 2011
Where: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Description: Held annually, this conference attracts researchers, project developers, business, civic and government leaders from the state, nation and world in a strategic and educational forum aimed at moving Alaska toward a sustainable energy future.
Further details: http://www.bceaconference.com/