Sustainability Day 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:15pm

USU, Northridge Center

Join us for our Annual Sustainability Day event, in partnernship with Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to learn more about energy and transportation at CSUN and in our community

Sustainability Day 2018

This day marks the annual celebration of sustainability in higher education. Every October, colleges and universities create events to recognize the achievements of, and challenges for, the tens of thousands of students, faculty, and staff working to instill sustainability principles in higher education institutions and their surrounding communities. This Event will host Guest Speakers and CSUN Sustainability Leaders who will present and discuss important issues surrounding sustainable transportation. This event will be addressing Successful Strategies for Addressing Energy and Transportation Issues in Disadvantaged Communities.

Attendees can choose to attend single sessions, which will be scheduled to align with class periods, in the University Student Union Northridge Center. We encourage faculty members to bring their classes, offer students extra credit for attending sessions, and inform students know about this event. This event is FREE to all students, so make sure to spread the word and bring along your classmates and friends!

This is the tentative conference schedule:

8:00-8:40am         Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:40-8:50am         Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Erica Wohldmann, Interim Director, Institute for Sustainability

8:50-9:00am         Welcoming Remarks, Francesca Vega, Director, Government & Community Relations      

9:00-9:30am         Keynote Address

9:30-10:45am       Electrifying our Transportation Sector and Bringing Renewables into Disadvantaged Communities, Aura Vasquez*, Commissioner, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

10:45-11:00am     Break

11:00-11:30am     Energize California - Goals and Opportunities in Disadvantaged Communities, Boykin Witherspoon, Executive Director, CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives

11:30am-12:15pm  Energy and Transportation Needs and Challenges in Disadvantaged Communities. Speaker TBA

12:15-12:30pm     Sustainability Center Tour, IS and AS staff

12:30-1:45pm       Documentary Screening: PUMP tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump.

2:00-3:15pm         Advancements and Challenges in Transportation and Energy at CSUN, Austin Eriksson, Director of Energy & Sustainability, Nikhil Schneider, Energy and Sustainability, Facilities, Planning and Construction