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September 2020 
IUPUI Sustainability Newsletter
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2020 Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference: 
Only 1 Day Away!

The Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference, made possible by the McKinney Family Foundation, will be starting in just one day - on Tuesday, September 1 at 12pm.

Presented by the Indianapolis Airport Authority, the Conference will explore the theme, Sustainability as an Economic Driver. Attendees will be treated to a keynote address by Andrew Winston, 12 engagement sessions, a plenary panel of Indiana's business leaders, a virtual Electric Experience and more!

Register today to secure your spot!

Students $20 / Municipal+Nonprofit  Employees $40 / General Public $60

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Input Requested: IUPUI Survey Seeks to Gather Input on Sustainable Development Goals
The IUPUI Office of International Affairs has identified the UN Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) as a strategic cornerstone of campus internationalization. This initiative seeks to create interdisciplinary and solution-oriented opportunities for developing curriculum, partnerships, and research agendas focused on the SDGs. In order to develop a framework for the SDG-relevant activities and interests across campus, IUPUI Internation Affairs kindly requests your input - fill out the brief survey.

EV Workplace Charging Workshop

Knozone Presents: 
Two-Day EV Workplace Charging Workshop

You are invited to join Forth and Greater Indiana Clean Cities for their first-ever virtual EV Workplace Charging Workshop, presented by Knozone . This free two-day event will provide an opportunity to come together and learn from industry experts about the benefits and realities of electric vehicle charging in the workplace. Register today to reserve your spot.

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Tuesday, Sept 1 - Wednesday, Sept 2
2020 Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference
The Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference, made possible by the McKinney Family Foundation, is a productive, annual gathering of sustainability professionals and champions from across the state of Indiana. Themed Sustainability as an Economic Driver, the Conference is designed to showcase local successes, share best practices, engage in place-based problem solving, and facilitate collaboration to advance sustainability in the Hoosier state. Register to attend.

WHEN: 12 - 4:30 PM
WHERE: Online

Friday, September 4
ERI Environmental Resilience Speaker Series: Denise Abdul-Rahman
Join the IU Environmental Resilience Institute and the IU Integrated Program in the Environment for a discussion with Denise Abdul-Rahman, staff member of the National NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Program (ECJP). Abdul-Rahman  employs the program’s three objectives: Reduce Harmful Emissions, Particularly Greenhouse Gases, Advance Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy, and Strengthen Community Resistance and Livability. Learn more and register to attend.

WHEN: 12 - 1 PM
WHERE: Online

Wednesday, September 9
Indiana’s New Model Solar Ordinance
Solar energy is booming and blooming in Indiana! The Environmental Resilience Institute and the Great Plains Institute , with support from many experts around the state, will soon release a model solar ordinance designed for local governments in Indiana. The model ordinance addresses residential and utility-scale solar. Attend this webinar to learn about the details in the ordinance and hear from a local government in Indiana that has already adopted solar energy systems standards. Register to attend.

WHEN: 12 - 1 PM
WHERE: Online

Thursday, September 10
Resisting Environmental Racism
Join the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and the Kheprw Institute for a critical conversation about climate change, pollution, and social justice. Take a look at a curated list of recommended reading to get the most out of the discussion. Register to attend

WHEN: 12 - 1 PM
WHERE: Online
Wednesday, September 2
Ethanol 101: Create a Cleaner, More Cost Effective Fleet
With 14 ethanol plants, Indiana’s ethanol industry has become a major driver of economic growth. For many looking to lower their environmental impact, ethanol has become the alternative fuel of choice. Join the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, along with the Indiana Marketing Council and Casey’s General Store, to learn how you can benefit from making the switch to ethanol.  Learn more and register.

WHEN: 1 - 2:15 PM
WHERE: Online

Wednesday, September 9
Not Politics as Usual: World War Zero, a Conversation With Former Secretary of State John Kerry and Former Governor John Kasich
In 2019, former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry and former Ohio Governor John Kasich, working with others, launched the World War Zero coalition - a new bipartisan initiative bringing together unlikely allies to mobilize people from all walks of life to tackle climate change and pollution in the same way we mobilized to win World War II. In this event, Kerry and Kasich will discuss the impacts of the climate crisis and pollution on American families and how our AASCU institutions can help prepare future a workforce that will lead America toward a clean energy economy that would create millions of good new jobs. Register to attend.

WHEN: 2 - 3 PM
WHERE: Online

Tuesday, September 15
Solar 101 Webinar for Boone, Hamilton + Marion County Homeowners
Join the Indiana Solar Co-op to learn about solar energy and how the nonprofit Solar Co-ops simplify the process of going solar on your home or small business, by granting you access to a group rate for your solar installation. This webinar will discuss co-op opportunities in Boone, Hamilton, and Marion County. Register to attend.

WHEN: 6 - 7:30 PM
WHERE: Online

Tuesday, September 29
Certifying Buildings in Higher Education: Certification Pathways
We will explore the most recent updated LEED Certification pathways: LEED v4.1 Building Design and Construction as well as LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance.  Over the past few years the US Green Building Council has implemented changes to streamline and optimize the LEED Rating Systems. Join the USGBC for an overview of the main updates to these two rating systems, how these updates impact Higher Ed projects as well as tools and resources available to help pursue certification. We will address the value of LEED certification, especially during these trying times. Learn more and register to attend.

WHEN: 12 - 1 PM
WHERE: Online
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