Monday, September 13, 2010

Hocking College Presenting At Green Schools & Sustainable Communities Conference

A Full-Day Special Focus Session at the Appalachian Regional Commission Conference
Appalachia’s Educational Assets: Investing in a Skilled Future

October 27, 2010 • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Rome, Georgia

How can schools and communities promote sustainable development while creating new economic opportunities? The Green Schools, Sustainable Communities focus session will bring together education and community leaders to highlight and discuss best practices in developing environmentally sustainable campuses, and education-community partnerships that can support local economic growth.

The focus session, co-sponsored by ARC, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Second Nature, and the Community College Alliance for Sustainability, will be held on the third day of ARC’s Investing in a Skilled Future conference. ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl will open the session with discussion of the importance of sustainable management and practices from a policy perspective.

Moderators and panelists will include community leaders and representatives from educational institutions including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Hocking College (Ohio), Haywood Community College (North Carolina), West Virginia University, and Agnes Scott College (Georgia). Presenters will focus on the policies, people, and resources needed to foster a sustainable approach to campus development and management, as well as school-community partnerships that can encourage and lead local policy efforts to improve energy efficiency, boost renewable energy production, and support local job creation.

Register soon! Space is limited. There are two registration options:

•Register for the full conference, including the special focus session ($175).
•Register for the focus session only ($50). Those registered for the focus session only are also invited to attend the October 26 conference reception and dinner at the Tellus Science Museum.

For more information or to register for either option, visit

Questions on the focus session or the conference? Contact ARC at or 202.884.7700.