Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference Announces 2014 Program

AHESC Will Offer Students and Professionals Opportunities for Career Enrichment in Sustainability
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Jan. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- The inaugural Arizona Higher Education Sustainability Conference (AHESC) is excited to announce a full agenda of sessions to discuss the challenges and success stories of green initiatives at Arizona colleges and universities, to be held March 24–25 at the University of Arizona. Topics to be explored include sustainability and creativity, sustainability literacy, waste efficiency, the pedagogy of sustainability, cross-campus engagement strategies, community involvement efforts, funding and energy.

Sessions will feature case studies unique to Arizona’s sustainability challenges, with a collection of the state’s higher education institutions represented, including the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Scottsdale Community College, Rio Salado College, Prescott College, Tohono O'odham Community College, Paradise Valley Community College and Central Arizona College.

The 2014 conference program will be spread across four tracks, including panels, roundtables, interactive discussions, and a mentorship series. An art show featuring works by university students, faculty, and staff will also be ongoing throughout the conference, highlighting the diverse and creative methods for teaching concepts around sustainability.

AHESC is introducing two Student Enrichment Initiatives in the form of the mentorship track and a post-conference externship opportunity, with the goal of sharing workplace knowledge and experience with students who might be pursuing careers focused on sustainability. Students will also play a prominent role in the regular sessions, with 25% of presenters being current undergraduate or graduate students.

The full 2014 Conference Program and session descriptions are available at the AHESC Website:


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 February 14, 2014. Special pricing is available for Faculty/Staff and Students. Learn more


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.


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.

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