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Introduction to Sustainability and Useful Practices (CHM150C)

Presented By : Dr. Alan W. Elzerman , PhD
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
  •  Wed, January 28, 2015
Event Description
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Get Useful Ideas on How to Get Started, Overcome Roadblocks, and Maintain Effective Progress in Your Sustainability Programs.

Mention sustainability in business, government or private practices and most people think 'recycling.' But there are many additional things in sustainability that can be beneficial financially, environmentally and for community building. It is necessary to first have a working understanding of what 'sustainability' is, and is not, and to build on that toward targeted, well-designed goals.

There are many resources, examples and case studies available that define the meaning and essence of sustainability. But if you know about evaluation techniques and useful places to start, it provides more efficient progress for people in local governments, businesses and non-government organizations. Identification and involvement of stakeholders is key. Creativity is valuable, so starting with a breadth of knowledge to work with is crucial.

This session by expert speaker Dr. Alan W. Elzerman will help you first learn the fundamentals of current thoughts about 'sustainability' and why it is important to carefully identify your scope of activities and carefully communicate with your stakeholders to avoid pitfalls. Alan will address the misconceptions about philosophies and approaches while presenting alternatives at the same time. He will discuss the importance of communicating clearly within your own group, with participants and the public. Also, specific activities and resources for information, examples, collaborators and funding will be presented during the session. This program will provide you ideas on how to get started, overcome roadblocks, and maintain effective progress in your sustainability programs.

Session Highlights:

  • Recognize important trends in 'sustainability' areas
  • Put activities into the overall context of current sustainability thinking
  • Get real examples of what others are doing that can be helpful
  • Understand your stakeholders
  • See the importance of avoiding pitfalls in your plans
  • Understand the importance of properly targeted communications
  • Learn how and where to get more information and help
  • Develop ideas on how to get started
  • Better understand how to evaluate sustainability activities
  • Learn how to make the case for sustainability projects

Who Should Attend

  • Government agency employees
  • Local politicians
  • Public administrators
  • Managers responsible for strategic planning
  • Public relations departments
  • Environmental compliance departments
  • People in NGOs needing to broaden their knowledge
  • People who want to start sustainability projects
  • Students wanting to learn or start a project
About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Alan W. Elzerman, Chemical Industry Trends ExpertDr. Alan W. Elzerman PhD
Dr. Alan W. Elzerman is a Professor Emeritus at Clemson University in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and served previously as its Chair and the Director of the School of the Environment. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Williams College in 1971 and his Ph.D. in Wate... More info

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