J-WEL Webinar: Leveraging Your Campus as a Test Bed: Addressing Sustainability and Climate Change Locally to Globally, July 13, 2021 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar: Leveraging Your Campus as a Test Bed: Addressing Sustainability and Climate Change Locally to Globally, July 13, 2021

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J-WEL Webinar:
Leveraging Your Campus as a Test Bed: Addressing Sustainability and Climate Change Locally to Globally

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET 



***Register to attend this session.***



 

Description

Dr. Newman, the Director of Sustainability and Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, will join us for an interactive webinar to explore and demonstrate how institutions of higher education are positioned to respond to and address the unprecedented challenges of climate change and sustainable development. Using MIT as a case study, she will provide insight and shed light on the processes and structures she has established to transform MIT’s campus as a model. Dr. Newman will discuss her unique role in overseeing MIT’s sustainability and climate commitments for the campus and how her office leverages the campus as a test bed for research, teaching and innovation.

Participants will leave with ideas on how to address, or continue to address, sustainability and climate at their institutions. 

This webinar is free and open to the public.
 

Event Speakers


Newman
 

Dr. Julie Newman

Lecturer of Environmental Planning and Sustainability
Director, MIT Office of Sustainability

Dr. Julie Newman joined MIT as the Institute’s first Director of Sustainability in the summer of 2013. She has worked in the field of sustainable development and campus sustainability for twenty years. Her research has focused on the intersection between decision-making processes and organizational behavior in institutionalizing sustainability into higher education.

In 2004, Julie was recruited to be the founding Director of the Office of Sustainability for Yale University.  At Yale, Julie held a lecturer appointment with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where she taught an undergraduate course entitled – Sustainability: From theory to practice in institutions.  Julie came to Yale from the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sustainability Programs (OSP) where she assisted with the development of the program since its inception in 1997.  Prior to her work with the OSP she worked for University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF). In 2004 Julie co-founded the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, to advance education and action for sustainable development on university campuses in the northeast and maritime region.Dr. Julie Newman joined MIT as the Institute’s first Director of Sustainability in the summer of 2013. She has worked in the field of sustainable development and campus sustainability for twenty years. Her research has focused on the intersection between decision-making processes and organizational behavior in institutionalizing sustainability into higher education.

In 2004, Julie was recruited to be the founding Director of the Office of Sustainability for Yale University.  At Yale, Julie held a lecturer appointment with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where she taught an undergraduate course entitled – Sustainability: From theory to practice in institutions.  Julie came to Yale from the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sustainability Programs (OSP) where she assisted with the development of the program since its inception in 1997.  Prior to her work with the OSP she worked for University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF). In 2004 Julie co-founded the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium, to advance education and action for sustainable development on university campuses in the northeast and maritime region.
 

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 09:30 to 10:30


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