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Sustainable Ag Lecture Series - Fall 2014

The New CSU State-wide Sustainabiliy Policy

CSU Sustainability Policy
Cal Poly SLO

Special Guest Speaker
Michael Clemson
CSU Energy and Sustainability Program Analyst

with Dennis Elliot
Cal Poly Associate Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability

Building 007, ATL Lab
Lecture 11 am - 12 noon, Discussion 12 - 12:30 pm

Michael Clemson

In May 2014, the CSU Board of Trustees adopted an updated Sustainability Policy for the entire CSU system. The CSU has been a proponent of energy conservation and other sustainability measures for decades. The newly revised policy is broader than prior policies and more inclusive of the scope of university activities. The policy aims not only to reduce the university’s impact on the environment, but also to educate students, faculty and staff on sustainable practices and to incorporate sustainability principles into educational offerings. Please join us as we learn about key aspects of the new policy, including its food services, building and resources management elements – and how it will impact and energize the related activities at Cal Poly.

Mr. Clemson serves as Energy and Sustainability Program Analyst in the CSU Chancellor’s Office. He focuses on managing the system-wide energy efficiency program and implementing the newly adopted sustainability policy, which he helped to develop. He will provide a policy overview, discussing how the policy came about, its essential features, and the vision and timeline for its implementation. He will be joined by Dennis Elliot, Cal Poly Associate Director of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability, who worked closely with Mr. Clemson on the creation of the policy and who has played a leading role in the implementation of sustainable practices and programs on the Cal Poly campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Energy and Sustainability Program Analyst Michael Clemson provides systemwide support to campuses energy efficiency and sustainability programs. While at CSU Long Beach earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Michael worked at the Chancellor’s Office as the energy program intern. After graduating he returned as a graduate student intern while pursuing his MBA also at CSU Long Beach. Currently, he focuses on managing the systemwide energy efficiency program and implementing the newly adopted sustainability policy.

Hosted by the CAFES Center for Sustainability

Co-sponsored by:
Academic Senate Sustainability Committee (ASSC)
Cal Poly Facilities Services Department
Power Save Campus Program

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