The Belmont Forum is scoping a new international funding call focused on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SSCP). Experts are invited to share their perspectives on transdisciplinary approaches and priorities relevant to SSCP and discussion about whether these approaches and priorities have shifted post-pandemic. The workshop will be conducted with a government-secured Zoom platform on May 10 and 11, 2021 to maximize global input to this process.
Climate Exp0 will showcase the latest thinking and most relevant international research in the run-up to COP26 around five key themes. Online, free, and open to all, it’s an opportunity to connect policymakers, academics and students across the world, and harness the power of virtual collaboration to help deliver a zero-carbon, resilient world.
Join ISE for a Research Roundtable focused on creating circular economies and achieving zero waste here at Mason, in our local communities, and/or globally!
On March 23rd, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order 77(EO 77) directing all executive branch state agencies, including state institutions of higher education, to discontinue buying, selling, or distributing many single-use items – such as disposable plastic and polystyrene food service containers, plastic straws and cutlery, and single-use plastic bottles – within 120 days. As Mason responds immediately to EO77, the newly-formed Mason Sustainability Council (MSC) has launched a Circular Economy and Zero Waste (CE-ZW) taskforce to slingshot off of this momentum to tackle the interrelated issues of purchasing, waste, recycling, composting, and other related challenges here at Mason.
On behalf of the MSC, ISE aims to bring together faculty who work on different dimensions of this topic and members of the CE-ZW taskforce for a roundtable discussion. Participating speakers are invited to briefly (3 min) describe their expertise and interests in topics relating to creating circular economies, minimizing waste, and/or understanding the social and environmental impacts of unsustainable consumerism. Come learn about who is doing what, find collaborators, and get involved in tackling these challenges here at Mason.
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Mathematical Sciences.
Jennifer Garard, Science Officer & Manager, Sustainability in the Digital Age, Future Earth.
Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer of First Street Foundation.
Hemant Purohit, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology Department; and Director, Humanitarian, Semantics & Informatics Lab, Volgenau School of Engineering.
Join the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and the Institute for a Sustainable Earth for a discussion with architectural firms William McDonough + Partners and Hickok Cole on these two pioneering real estate developments. Our featured speakers are:
The Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability – it will be a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship, innovation, collaboration and action. The annual event unites global sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.
- Date: June 12-15, 2021
- Location: Hybrid model: online programs alongside onsite participation in Brisbane, Australia