Agenda – coming May 2013
October 2-3, 2013
Park City, UT
As mentioned in Sustainable Living Education: A Call to Extension (Elliott et al., 2008) - a Journal of Extension article written by ten nationally respected Extension sustainability educators - “To effectively address the need for Sustainable Living Education, Extension must immediately re-focus and re-tool. We need a state-by-state implementation of sustainable living programming to help clientele break from excessive consumption patterns held up as societal norms. …But if Extension is not prepared to be a leader in providing education on this overriding challenge of our time, the public will go elsewhere for it – and indeed, the public is already doing so."
Thus, the Extension Sustainability Summit was designed by Extension educators, for Extension educators, to assess what major environmental sustainability programs are currently being delivered through Cooperative Extension, and to envision our future direction. Environmental sustainability is envisioned to encompass five thematic areas: Land (conservation, reduce, reuse, recycle), Air (quality, climate change), Food (local food, sustainable food systems), Water (quality, conservation) and Energy (renewable, sustainable).
We are seeking answers to the following questions:
· What are the goals and objectives of various Extension sustainability programs?
· What do successful Extension sustainability programs look like? What are the indicators of success?
· Are we meeting the current needs when it comes to sustainability outreach? Where are the gaps?
· Who are the target audiences for Extension sustainability programs?
The summit will feature presentations, exhibits, and visioning sessions.
Click here to read the Call for Presentations. NOTE: The deadline to submit proposals was April 9, 2013.
The registration fee is $275 per person and includes the two-day Summit, pre-loaded jump drives with the presenter materials and program curricula, refreshment breaks, lunches, and an evening reception. Plus, ample time to network with your colleagues.
How to Register
Registration opens in May! Check back then, or email Betsy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be notified when registration opens.
The deadline to register for Extension Sustainability Summit is Monday, September 23, 2013. No registrations will be accepted after this date.
The Extension Sustainability Summit will be conducted at the Newpark Resort, and a limited block of lodging rooms has been reserved for Summit participants. You must call the resort to make your room reservation and tell them you are with the Extension Sustainability Summit.
1456 Newpark Blvd.
Park City, UT 84098
Tel: (877) 649-3600
Web: http://newparkresort.com (Online reservation is not available for the group rate.)
*Room Rate and Group Name
$105 per room, per night
Group Name: Extension Sustainability Summit
*To secure this rate, room reservations must be made by September 2, 2013.
The Newpark Resort does not provide free transportation to and from the airport. The resort's shuttle information may be found here: http://www.newparkresort.com/allresort.html
Coming in June! Right now we’re accepting presentation proposals. The agenda will be finalized and published here in June.
Mark Apel, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Roslynn Brain, Utah State University Cooperative Extension
Gregg Garfin, University of Arizona
Milton Geiger, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension
Rose Hayden-Smith, University of California Cooperative Extension
Bob Simmons, Washington State University Cooperative Extension
Summit Chair: Roslynn Brain
Utah State University Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist
Summit Coordinator: Betsy Newman
Western Rural Development Center
Utah State University Cooperative Extension