Webinar kicks off Campus Sustainability Week

Campus Sustainability Week begins at the Gargoyle at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, with a webinar titled “Building a Durable Future: Community, the Campus, and Deep Economy.”

The webinar, produced by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), will be presented by Washington University’s Committee on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and is open to all WUSTL students, faculty and staff.

“This event will support our efforts to engage the campus community on how we can integrate sustainability into our campus academics and operations,” said Matthew B. Malten, assistant vice chancellor for campus sustainability. “We hope this will be one of many events we will use to have dialogue on this issue as we work this year to formulate a comprehensive sustainability strategy for Washington University.”

To close Campus Sustainability Week, Gal Luft, Ph.D., executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, will speak about energy security at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in Graham Chapel.

Luft, a former lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, has published numerous studies and articles on security and energy issues.

The CEQ, which is composed of students, faculty and staff members, was founded in 2000 to promote the importance of conservation and sustainability, to advocate the necessity of ecologically sound practices and to guide the University toward the highest degree of environmental responsibility. It also serves as an umbrella organization for various student groups interested in environmental issues.

SCUP is a collegial community dedicated to sharing, learning and teaching best practices in planning for colleges and universities.