Spelman to Particpate in Sustainability Webcast
On Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m., Spelman College will join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Center for Green Schools at U.S.Green Building Council, and Second Nature in the third of three discussions as part of its 2013 joint series.
In this webcast, panelists from Spelman College and Emory University will build on previously discussed topics of the integrated process and climate adaptation to consider the campus’ role in addressing wellness issues locally.
Panelists will also examine how their colleges and universities are meeting the needs of current students and community members as well as future generations through wellness programs, transportation initiatives, agricultural relationships and regional collaboratives, among other efforts. Panelists include Art Frazier, director of Facilities and Management Services; Chavonne Shorter, assistant director of Wellness; and Ciannat Howett of Emory University.
The mission of the College's sustainability initiative is to extend our reach and engage the Spelman community in authentic conversations that will increase awareness, knowledge and action on campus.
"Spelman has a choice to change the world. But before we can change the world, we have to change ourselves… Understanding our own environmental impact and seeking to reduce it is a choice that all of us can make every day."
"The sustainability theme continues to be important as we continue our work as signatories to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Our Sustainability Task Force, led by Art Frazier and Dr. Fatemeh Shafiei, is doing great work, and we will continue that effort this year as we look to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our stewardship of our natural resources such as clean water and clean air with the development of our Climate Action Plan."
-- Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College
Spelman's Strengthening the Core Strategic Plan for 2015 starts with a greener community by achieving the following GOALS:
Global Perspective, by working to achieve a “greener” Spelman, we are currently involved in a number of initiatives to create a more environmentally sustainable campus. Spelman College is committed to establish Spelman as a model academic institution in this regard, and our leadership will affect lives positive social change;
Operational Excellence, which will create an optimal experience for all campus visitors;
Accountability, evident in greater cross-institutional cooperation, improved efficiency, and consistently excellent service;
Leadership Opportunities, including professional development and training, for continued growth and development;
Service and Community Engagement beyond our gates.