ISCN 2015 Pre-Conference Opening

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  1. 1. ISCN 2015 PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP: WELCOME TO THE ISCN
  2. 2. Goals Provide background on the ISCNs mission and programs to those new to the ISCN family Allow those who have been participating in the ISCN previously to dive deeper into new ideas and examples of sustainability initiatives on campus ISCN 2015
  3. 3. The ISCN Founded in 2007, the ISCN is a global forum for leading universities to exchange ideas and best practices for integrating sustainability into campus operations, research and teaching. ISCN 2015
  4. 4. ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter Shared principles, individual targets (similar UN Global Compact) ISCN 2015 3 shared principles on individual targets that each member school sets against these Accountability by members reporting regularly and publicly on progress Provides a basis for benchmarking Allows for cross-referencing with other frameworks and standards (e.g. GRI, ISO, etc.) Developed and disseminated with the WEFs Global University Leaders Forum
  5. 5. Guidelines for specific topics under each principle (aligned with GRI, AASHE STARS) Principle 1 Building and their sustainability impacts Principle 2 Campus-wide planning and target setting Principle 3 Integration of research, teaching, facilities, and outreach ISCN 2015 Resource use (energy, water and materials) Waste, recycling, and local emissions Sustainability of current research/IT facilities Users and accessibility Building design aspects Food purchasing Social inclusion (diversity) and protection Land use and biodiversity impacts Institution-wide carbon emissions Master planning and strategic sustainability plans Transportation Coursework integration Social program integration Research/education on future sustainable research/IT facilities Sustainability commitments and resources
  6. 6. Inspiration and formal endorsement Can be used informally as inspiration in developing campus sustainability programs Formal endorsement requires signature by President or Vice- Chancellor Charter endorsement establishes membership of the school in the ISCN For further information, please see www.isc-network.org and contact our ISCN Secretariat team ISCN 2015