What is the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference?
The Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is the first high level symposium aimed at integrating sustainability into college athletics across college campuses. Each Pac-12 athletic department has committed to measuring their sustainability efforts, developing strategies to increase sustainability, monitoring their progress, and harnessing their influence on local communities for the sake of environmental progress. At the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, hosted by CU Boulder, sustainability representatives from Pac-12 schools and elsewhere will collaborate to design new initiatives and share successful strategies. The conference begins on the afternoon of July 11th, with a tour of the CU Boulder Champions Center and a Reception on the Champions Center Rooftop Terrace & Lounge, and then runs from 8am to 6:30pm on July 12th. Topics include greening athletic events, how student athletes can impact sustainability initiatives, sustainable tailgating, leveraging interest in sports in order to promote sustainability, and much more.
The 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference will feature two keynote speakers: Arielle Gold and Mary Harvey.
Arielle Gold is a professional snowboarder, Olympic Bronze Medalist, undergraduate student at CU Boulder and climate change activist. For years, Arielle has been volunteering for Protect Our Winters (POW), a nonprofit organization that unites athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in the fight against climate change. While affiliated with POW, Arielle spoken about climate change at several schools and even traveled to Washington DC to speak with congressmen about the impact that climate change has had on her sport.
Mary Harvey is a retired professional soccer player; she was the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1996 and for the World Cup-winning U.S. National team. Mary is working with United Bid 2026, an organization devoted to integrating sustainable environmental, economic, and social initiatives into the 2026 World Cup.
When is the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference?
Wednesday, July 11th: 3:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday, July 12th: 8:00am-6:30pm
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Where is the Conference Taking Place?
The 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is hosted by CU Boulder and will take place in two buildings on campus.
Opening Night Reception (July 11th): Champions Center Rooftop Terrace & Lounge
Conference (July 12th): Byron R. White Club
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How Do I Register?
Click here to register now, because early-bird rates end June 7th at 11:59pm!
- Conference admission includes: all conference sessions, tours, lunch and all receptions
- Business casual attire is recommended for conference attendees
- Onsite registration/check-in opens on Thursday, July 12th at 8:00am
- Receive complimentary registration in exchange for volunteering at the conference. Spots are limited, learn more and apply here.