IdeaLab: The Sustainable University
Date: January 4-8, 2012
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Major universities have big budgets, big energy bills, and large carbon and waste footprints. They also are wasting a major resource: large numbers of students with great entrepreneurial, technological, and innovative potential who care deeply about environmental issues.
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student passionate about
protecting and preserving the planet and interested in learning how to
create an innovation or viable business that addresses critical
sustainability issues on your university campus? We invite you apply to attend NCIIA's IdeaLab: The Sustainable University. You'll learn how to develop and commercialize products and
innovations that promote and support productive and environmentally
In 2006, twelve university presidents agreed to become founding signatories for the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, an initiative to reduce and eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specific campus operations. Since then, more than 600 colleges and universities, including Rochester Institute of Technology, have signed on and committed to the challenge.
How do they plan to meet their ambitious goals? One way is to empower students to create solutions toward climate neutrality and sustainability. Do you have ideas to make your university more sustainable? Apply today to attend IdeaLab!
*Scholarships may be available based on need. Please contact Jonathan Schull at the Center for Student Innovation for more information. College credit may also be available.