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Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

The Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (OHESC) is a platform for empowering and inspiring change making, facilitating action, and for sharing, networking, and collaboration related to sustainability within Oregon's higher education institutions. OHESC 2016 features two days of sustainability-related presentations, workshops, and networking for professionals, faculty, and students serving in a variety of roles around sustainability at our state's campuses.

OHESC 2016 Programming Committee Members:

  • Joe Abraham, Sustainability Director, Willamette University
  • Roxane Beigel-Coryell, Sustainability and Recycling Coordinator, Southern Oregon University
  • Susie Cousar, Health Education Instructor, Lane Community College
  • Amy Dvorak, Sustainability Manager, Lewis and Clark
  • Jennifer Hayward, Associate Facilities Director, Lane Community College
  • Patty Hine, High School Connections Instructor, Lane Community College
  • Brian Kelly, Vice President for College Services, Lane Community College
  • Jenny McNamara, Sustainability Manager, Portland State University
  • Claudia Owen, Earth and Environmental Science Instructor, Lane Community College
  • Paul Ruscher, Dean of Science, Lane Community College
  • Briar Schoon, Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College
  • Wendy Simmons, Wellness Coordinator, Lane Community College
  • Michael Sims, Sustainability Coordinator, Lane Community College

Lane Community College

Lane Community College's mission is to provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success. Serving over 30,000 community members each year, Lane offers a gateway to a four-year university, a path to a career, and a resource for the community.

Lane infuses sustainability throughout its academic and operational programs and, therefore, has created the Institute for Sustainable Practices to guide this effort. The Institute coordinates associate of applied science degrees in energy management, building controls systems, renewable energy technology, sustainability coordination, and water conservation as well as operational sustainability efforts such as energy efficiency and recycling. All Lane students have the opportunity to engage with sustainability principles and practices whether it is enrolling in one of our many sustainability-related classes or degree programs or volunteering for a campus sustainability project.