College to Host First Annual Conference for Urban Sustainability for Colleges and Universities in the Delaware River Basin

Friday, September 2, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College will host the First Annual Conference for Urban Sustainability for Colleges and Universities in the Delaware River Basin on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf Hill. The conference is sponsored by the Chestnut Hill College Center for Environmental Science and Sustainability, the Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center, and The Academy of Natural Sciences Center for Environmental Policy.

Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis, co-founder of Genesis Farm, a pre-eminent ecological learning center where people of good search for more authentic ways to live in harmony with the natural world and each other, will present the keynote speech, “Genesis Farm: Earth Literacy and the Role of Higher Education.” Other speakers include Robert Fleming of Philadelphia University, Sandra McDade of Temple University, and Joe Campbell of Drexel University. Jennifer A. Adkins, Executive Director, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will also speak at the event. 

The goal of the conference is to deepen the commitment of colleges and universities in the Delaware River Basin to practice sustainability and to explore the possibility of networking for sustainability among colleges and universities in the bioregion.

 

To view the conference program, click here. (PDF)

To view the conference registration form, click here. (PDF)

For more information, please contact Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ, at 215.248.7289.