Institute for Leadership in Sustainability

Posted by on February 16, 2009

NAIS Summer Institute for Leadership in Sustainability

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) will once again be offering its Institute for Leadership in Sustainability to be held at Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia (minutes from the Atlanta airport) June 22-25, 2009. In addition to outstanding faculty and speakers and a comprehensive curriculum, Woodward offers a terrific learning environment with LEED buildings and geo-thermal installations. Please go to to learn more about the program. And, if you register online, you save $50.


* Wynn Calder, ILS chair; director, University Leaders for a Sustainable Future; principal, Sustainable Schools, LLC (DC)
* Barb Egan, adjunct faculty; vice president for finance and administration, Woodward Academy (GA)
* Becca Leslie, environmental science teacher, sustainability coordinator, Northfield Mount Hermon School (MA)
* Craig Westcott, director, Samson Environmental Center, and curriculum coordinator, Darrow School (NY)

Presenters (more to come!)

* Peggy Barlett, professor of anthropology, Emory University (GA)
* Jefferson Burnett, vice president for government and community relations, NAIS (DC)
* Larry Eighmy, principal, Stone House Group (PA)
* Tracy Himmel Isham, assistant director of career services, Middlebury College (VT)
* Jon Isham, Luce Professor of International Environmental Economics, Middlebury College (VT)
* Julie Newman, director, Yale Office of Sustainability, Yale University (CT)
* Monica Parker, Consultant, Triad Consulting (MA)
* John Turenne, president and founder, Sustainable Food Systems (CT)

The Institute will cover a broad range of sustainability issues, including:

* Climate Change and Independent Schools;
* Assessing Sustainability on Campus: Building Green;
* Sustainability in the Curriculum;
* Going Green and Saving Green;
* Sustainable Transportation;
* Waste Reduction and Recycling;
* Sustainable Food Services; and
* Communicating Sustainability.

Goals and Outcomes

* Develop a practical sustainability action plan;
* Engage in critical thinking and learning about sustainability;
* Learn from experts and colleagues about core sustainability issues, resources, and strategies;
* Become inspired and a stronger advocate for sustainability; and
* Build a personal library of sustainability how-to resources.

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