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CCPS 2012

by Mog,Justin M last modified Jul 07, 2014 10:07 PM

The 2012 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability conference was held in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, November 1st, with additional events through November 4th.

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Two Bees Pollinating
Nov. 1st, 2012 Keynote Speaker
Chris Martenson
Chris Martenson
"The Crash Course: Essential Insights For Prospering In Our Increasingly Uncertain Future"
Tree and Thinker
Nov. 2nd, 2012 Keynote Speaker
Guy McPherson
"The Good, the Bad, and the Astonishing"

Western Kentucky University will host the 7th (semi-)annual Campus-Community Partnerships for Sustainability conference! Mark your calendars for Kentucky's biggest gathering of students, faculty, and staff interested in campus sustainability: November 14-16, 2014 at WKU! Featuring a Student Summit; Green Career Panel; Farm Elegant Dinner; Engaging Sessions; and Keynote Speaker: Mitchell Thomashow of Second Nature. Full details here.

We are actively looking for a volunteers to help organize and present at CCPS 2014! If you're interested, please contact Christian Ryan at

CCPS brings together students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners from around Kentucky and the region to network, celebrate our achievements, and exchange ideas and best practices in sustainability.

The University of Louisville and Jefferson Community & Technical College were proud to co-host the 6th annual Campus-Community Partnerships for Sustainability conference, highlighting the theme of Cross-Pollination! CCPS 2012 took place November 1st at JCTC (110 W. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202) with additional events November 2nd & 3rd at UofL (Strickler Hall).

Download 2012 conference presentations here. Send your presentations to Justin Mog for posting online.

Download the complete 2012 conference program here.

Conference sessions featured dozens of faculty, staff, students, and community partners from across Kentucky sharing ideas through presentations, panels, posters, and field trips covering the following themes:

  • Food and agriculture
  • Stormwater management
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Green Architecture & Design
  • Waste management
  • Social & Environmental Justice
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration
  • Transportation and Land Use
  • Raising Sustainability Awareness

Our goal was to provide a collaborative space – a hive of activity – that united passionate people and transformational ideas for a future built on greater environmental, social and economic responsibility. Follow CCPS 2012 on Facebook!

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 Nov. 2nd, 2012 Plenary Speaker
Llewellyn Wells
Llewellyn Wells
"Living City Block: Urban Regeneration at the Right Scale"
Bee with pollen

CCPS 2012 cross-pollinated with Bluegrass Bioneers to create four days rich with ideas and inspiration and we bridged the two gatherings with an unforgettable day-long Interdisciplinary Sustainability Symposium organized by UofL's Sustainability Council with sponsorship from UofL's Liberal Studies Project and the Dept. of Biology. We invited attendees to participate in any and all of the following:

  • Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2012
    Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference (at JCTC).
  • Thursday Evening - Friday Evening, Nov. 1-2, 2012
    Interdisciplinary Sustainability Symposium (Nov. 1 at JCTC and Nov. 2 at UofL Strickler Hall 101)
  • Friday-Sunday, Nov. 2-4, 2012
    Bluegrass Bioneers (at UofL Strickler & Davidson Halls).

Follow these links for information about Lodging and Directions.


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