New England Sustainability Forum!

09.22.2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

On Friday, September 21, a group from Stonehill College, composed of faculty, staff, SEA members, and past/present ECO-REP members, attended the New England Sustainability Forum. It was a day-long event that was hosted by The Colleges of Fenway in Boston with professors coming from surrounding institutes such as Brown, Keene, Stonehill, and Yale just to name a few. Special speakers were also invited to present invigorated and enthusiastic speeches. This conference was held specifically geared towards sustainability on campuses throughout the New England Region. The theme for this year was “leveraging collective resources for the future.” Gabriella Gobiel ’14, a former Eco-Rep, was the only student presenting among the many student leaders that attended the conference. She presented on her research with Professor Susan Mooney on STEM PBL which reaches to increase skills within middle schools, high schools, and faculty in order to move towards a sustainable technology education for all students.

This conference was exactly what Stonehill needed in order to get ideas rolling and to get a good start on continuing on with spreading sustainability throughout the campus. On the same day, the “it needs to get better at Stonehill” nondiscrimination policy change initiative was passed. This only encouraged students to believe they have an active voice in what goes on in their College.

 

Sara Boukdad

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