In June 2014, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) partnered with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to host the ISCN 2014 Conference: Pushing Boundaries – Leveraging Collective Action for Global Impact. The conference, which included events on the two campuses, drew participants from 34 countries.
With over 65 member institutions from around the world, including Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the ISCN provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.
"One of the strengths of the ISCN is our diverse network which provides unique perspectives to challenging campus sustainability issues" said Bernd Kasemir, ISCN Program Manager.
The next ISCN conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong, June 17-19, 2015. Topics to be discussed will include the unique sustainability challenges universities in the Asia-Pacific region are facing as well as how universities around the world are preparing students with the knowledge and skills needed to address sustainable development issues when they begin their professional careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Sustainserv has been privileged to be the Secretariat for the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) since 2007. In this role, the Sustainserv team has provided strategic and organizational leadership to the sponsors and members of the ISCN.