Scott Harford, Energy Management Consultant with Penn State’s Facilities Engineering Institute, will explore the benefits of a deregulated market and the energy procurement process for Pennsylvania enterprises and town planners.
SIRO is cosponsoring a visit by a strategic development consultant who will be talking about solving complex problems and engaging stakeholders through purposeful workshops. They will be meeting with Engineering Research Center proposers in the afternoon, but faculty who are planning large interdisciplinary research projects and want tips on how to structure and organize an science ideation workshop may wish to attend the morning session.
The 2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum will bring together 40-50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus is the Expo's honorary co-host.
All NCSE members are invited to participate in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Community of Practice (SDG CoP). The driving question of the SDG CoP is "how do the SDGs translate to actionable programs and curricula on college campuses?” This CoP will help build an inventory of campus operations and curricula that can be shared to allow programs and institutions to learn from others. In addition, the SDG CoP co-chairs Mike Carvalho and Dork Sahagian will lead a discussion during the CEDD Summer Meeting.
Understanding Urban and Community Forestry – An Extension Webinar Series
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances. This presentation will explore how these components promote a healthy community forest, as well as how Extension educators can assist communities in the process.
The 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College. An optional field trip will be offered to a limited number of registrants on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. A call for presenters will be sent later this fall to solicit presentations for the Symposium. The registration page and full agenda will be available in February 2019.
The 2018 West Virginia State Water Conference will take place September 27-28, 2018 at Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV. The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting abstracts. The theme for the conference is "WATER: Exploring the Understanding, Significance, and Power of Life's Critical Resource."