Membership Meeting: VCU’s Sustainability Initiatives -Tuesday, January 20

JANUARY EVENT: General Business Meeting on Tues 1/20

Guest Speaker: Erin Stanforth, Director of Sustainability for VCU
Topic: VCU’s Sustainability Initiatives

Erin Stanforth, Dir. of Sustainability - VCU
Erin Stanforth, Dir. of Sustainability – VCU

Erin Stanforth has recently been hired as the Director of Sustainability for VCU. Erin comes to us from Portland, Oregon where she worked as the Sustainability Manager of Portland Community College for over five years.

While at PCC, Erin completed and implemented two Climate Action Plans, two STARS reports and six greenhouse gas inventories amongst other activities. Previous to being the District Sustainability Manager, Erin worked as the Sustainable Practices Coordinator for PCC Rock Creek campus where she developed sustainability-focused and related classes, established two separate composting systems and assisted with designing and certifying both a LEED NC building and a Net-Zero building. She has presented at local, state, regional, national and international sustainability-focused conferences.

She serves on the Advisory Council for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, as well as a Technical Advisory Group for AASHE’s STARS program. Erin serves as a Strategic Advisory Council member for the national Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council as well as a fellow for the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium.

Erin received her BA from Appalachian State University in Sustainable Development and her Sustainable Business MBA from Marylhurst University, concentrating in Government Policy and Law.

Jefferson Lakeside Country Club

1700 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA
Social: 5:30   Dinner: 6:00
$25.00 per person
Cash bar

Reservations and/or cancellations will not be accepted after noon on Thursday, January 15. Please contact Cynthia Cecil:
Fax: 866-915-4598 or e-mail: cyndececil at comcast dot net

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