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Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education

June 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - June 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

$25 – $150


Join ILFI and AASHE at Hampshire College for the Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education—focused on inspiring, educating, and igniting action that creates a Living Future within Higher Education Institutions.

Higher education institutions have long been centers of innovation, research, and leadership, integral in shaping our society and culture. So, what better place than college and university campuses to create the most innovative and forward-thinking communities?

Campuses in Western Massachusetts—Hampshire College, Smith College, and Williams College—are on the forefront of transformation. These institutions, with others in the area, have been early adopters of the Living Building Challenge and the Living Community Challenge. The Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium will highlight these campuses and their holistic, multi-generational approach to sustainability, resiliency, health, innovation, and equity.

Attendees will explore case studies from these campuses to understand the design, development, and implementation of these living laboratories.

This symposium is for campus planners, sustainability directors, faculty/educators, administrators, operations staff, policy professionals, and design and construction professionals.

This symposium will inspire, instruct, and engage—providing attendees with the tools, information, partnerships, and lessons to turn values into practice and ideas into action at their own institutions and in their own communities.


About the International Living Future Institute
International Living Future Institute is an environmental NGO committed to catalyzing
the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically
restorative. Composed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the
Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a
fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be
effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. We work with and for
higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to
solve sustainability challenges.


June 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
June 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
$25 – $150
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R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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