is proud to announce a slate of keynotes, renowned for their impact as well as thought leadership on sustainability, to headline its inaugural event hosted by the University of Arizona, March 24-25, 2014.
Bruno Sarda, Director of Sustainability, Dell // March 24, 9 a.m.
Bruno is responsible for the operational strategy of Dell's Global Sustainability efforts. This includes business integration, governance, information management, measurement & reporting strategy, as well as supporting advocacy, policy & objective setting across internal and external stakeholder engagement.
Tony Cortese, Co-Founder, Second Nature Education for Sustainability // March 24, 4:15 p.m.
Anthony D. Cortese, ScD is a Senior Fellow of Second Nature, the Boston-based advocacy organization committed to promoting sustainability through higher education. He was its co-founder along with U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA), and Bruce Droste and served as president from March 1993-August 2012. He was the organizer of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium.
Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Office Depot // March 25, 2 p.m.
Yalmaz is responsible for setting strategic direction and integrating a wide range of environmental programs into the global organization. Office Depot's industry-leading environmental programs span all parts of the company - from supply chain (buying green) to internal operations (being green), to business and consumer markets (selling green).
EVENT DETAILS // The Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference takes place March 24-25, 2014 at the University of Arizona’s Student Union Memorial Center in Tucson. Early Bird General Admission tickets are available for $200 through January 31, 2014. Special pricing is available for Faculty/Staff and Students. Learn more at www.ahesc.org.
The Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference (AHESC) is the first conference to bring together Arizona universities, colleges, and community colleges in one place to focus on sustainability issues distinct to Arizona and the Southwest region. AHESC is designed to inspire, inform, and create engagement opportunities for students, faculty, staff and administrators working or studying in higher education institutions across Arizona to advance sustainability solutions on our campuses and in our regional community.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
The University of Arizona has been a leader in many areas of sustainability for more than a decade and earned a gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education for our comprehensive approach and our vision as a living learning laboratory for sustainability.