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Town Hall Meeting on Sustainability Set at Penn State DuBois

10/14/2011 —

The public is encouraged to attend a town hall meeting on environmental sustainability from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, in room 209 of the DEF Building at Penn State DuBois.


The Penn State University Sustainability Council is drafting Penn State’s first Strategic Plan for Sustainability and is seeking public input.  In order to get that input, several town hall meetings have been scheduled across the university this fall.


Erik Foley, director of the Penn State Campus Sustainability Office, and Susannah Barsom, associate director of the Penn State Center for Sustainability, will visit each campus to share the plan in its current form and to listen to input from the campus and the public.


In Penn State's 2009-14 university-wide strategic plan, Priorities for Excellence, university leaders noted that one key to Penn State’s continuing success will be "creating a sustainable university, not just in conventional environmental terms, but in a wide array of resource dimensions, including fiscal sustainability. Increasing pressures on global resources and environmental conditions make it imperative that Penn State embrace sustainability in its many dimensions in ways that would position the university as a leader nationally and internationally."


For more information on Penn State's sustainability initiatives, visit http://green.psu.edu/SustPlan/committee.asp


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