2016 Ivy Plus Sustainability Consortium Summit

MIT is hosting this year’s Ivy Plus Sustainability Consortium in Cambridge. The Summit is our once-yearly gathering to share best practices, advance the implementation of our 5-year strategic plan, exercise our governance structure, and calibrate our efforts for the year ahead.

Overarching themes of this year’s summit include amplifying campus sustainability’s contribution to our institutions’ core mission and emergent priorities; and leveraging data-based decision-making for accelerating change.

 

Ivy+ Sustainability Consortium 2016 Summit Agenda

May 4-5, 2016

Samberg Conference Center

MIT, Chang Building (E52), 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (corner of Wadsworth and Memorial)

Maps to all Ivy Plus Venues can be found here.

Pre-Summit: Tuesday, May 3




Time (EDT)

Agenda Item

Facilitator

7:00 - 9:00 PM

 

DAY ONE: Wednesday, May 4

Location: MIT Samberg Conference Center, Dining Room 4 (6th Floor of Building E52),  50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142

 




Time (EDT)

Agenda Item

Facilitator

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast & networking

N/A

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome!

  • MIT Sustainability Framework Overview (Julie)

Steve, Julie & Tavey, Ashley

9:15 - 10:50

Plenary Session 1

  • Ivy+ Year in Review/History

  • Survey Overview

Tavey and Ashley

~10:50 - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Plenary Session 2:

  • Business Model Matters

Tavey and Ashley

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 - 2:50 PM

Conversation with Academic Partners: Connecting Mission and Learning with Campus Sustainability

  • Office of the Vice President for Research – Tom Kiley

  • MIT Energy Initiative – Frank O’Sullivan

  • MIT Climate Resiliency/Vulnerability Planning – Sarah Brylinsky, MIT Office of Sustainability

Steve

~2:50 - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Strategic Plan Implementation (Part 1)

  • Working Group 3 — Shana Weber

Shana

4:30 -5:30 PM

Sustainability Data Workshop

  • Derek Wiestma, MIT Office of Sustainability

Derek

5:30 - 6:00 PM

Day 1 Wrap Up

 

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Break

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Dinner: Commonwealth Cambridge (11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge MA)

  • Informal dress

 

DAY TWO: Thursday, May 5

Location: MIT Samberg Conference Center, 7th Floor, Salon West (note different room for second day) 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA




Time (EDT)

Agenda Item

Facilitator

8:30 am -9:00 AM

Breakfast & networking

9:00 am - 10:30 AM

Conversation with Leadership: Town/Gown — Aligning Sustainability with Institutional Priorities and Community Needs

  • Heather Henriksen – Director, Harvard Office of Sustainability

  • Julie Newman - Director, MIT Office of Sustainability

  • Sarah Gallop – Co-Director, MIT Office of Government and Community Relations

Julie & Steve

10:30 - 10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM - 12:30 PM

Strategic Plan Implementation (Part 2)

  • Working Group 2

  • Working Group 4

Steve, Jaclyn, Heather, Dan

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch & networking

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Leveraging our Impact Today

Steve, Tavey, Ashley

2:00 - 3:00 PM

Wrap Up & Next Steps

Tavey, Ben

3:00 PM

Adjourn