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Wednesday, June 19 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
KEYNOTE : Getting to Yes! Toward a Living Campus using the Living Building and Living Community Challenge

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Leaders from three diverse colleges/universities share their expertise and experience transforming their campuses using the Living Building Challenge and Living Community  Challenge. Amanda Sturgeon will moderate an engaging and thoughtful discussion exploring how they have been able to move the needle on innovation toward a regenerative, sustainable, responsible, and Living Future on their campuses. They will share stories from their own experiences and tips for others on how to build consensus, buy in, and momentum within complex organizations of higher education to take on the commitment and challenge to lead the way. They will show they have been and how all colleges and universities can answer the call of Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists for the adults of today to take real and impactful action. Their voice, vision, dedication, experience, perspective, and expertise will both be inspiring and educational.

Speakers
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Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, ILFI
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Amanda is an award-winning architect who enjoyed a successful 15-year career working to harmonize the relationship between peo... Read More →
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Amy Johns

Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College
Amy Johns is the director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College where she works to make the college’s daily operations more sustainable while providing educational opportunities for on-campus communities and off-campus colleagues.  After more than... Read More →
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Heather Henriksen

Managing Director, Harvard University Office for Sustainability, Harvard University
Heather Henriksen has served as Harvard University’s chief sustainability officer since 2008, advising the President and senior leadership on strategy and building an organizational change enterprise.  Heather leads the Office for Sustainability which oversees the implementation... Read More →
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John J. DuCongé, RA, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager, The Georgia Institute of Technology
John DuCongé is a Senior Project Manager in the Design & Construction department at The Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”). Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2000, he served as a Project Architect in Gensler’s Washington D.C. and Atlanta offices for more than fifteen... Read More →


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