University at Albany

Service Learning and Sustainability Workshop

Service-Learning and Sustainability: Avenues for Collaboration Workshop was held on July 20, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

The primary goal of the meeting was to provide a collaborative opportunity for faculty, sustainability professionals, and service learning providers. The day featured examples of initiatives occurring both on and off campus, a discussion on the barriers of, and opportunities for, implementing service learning and sustainability education projects.

Agenda of the day:
The workshop was sponsored by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the New York State Sustainability Education Working Group and the New York Coalition for
Sustainability in Higher Education.

Click here for a copy of the notes from the day.

A copy of the power points are available from the following presenters:

• Service Learning and Sustainability, Sarah Brylinsky, Program Associate, Second
Nature, Inc. Click here for a copy of Sarah's power point.

• Service Learning and Campus Operations: Student projects to Integrate Food,
Food Waste and Energy Production at Clarkson, Susan E. Powers, Ph.D.,PE, Spence Professor in Sustainable Environmental Systems, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University. Click here for a copy of Susan's power point.

• Campus & Community Engagement for Sustainability: undergraduates building
clean energy economy in the Southern Tier, Dominic Frongillo, Energy & Climate
Change Team, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Click here for a copy of Dominic's power point.

For more info on the organizations discussed during the day, click on the links below:

NYS Sustainability Education Working Group action steps

NY Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education

Campus Compact

ACUPCC - also their 5 year report and white paper on adaption to climate change


Second Nature

Finger Lakes Institute