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America East Sustainability Conference

The America East Sustainability Network (AESN), a collaboration of member institutions developed to advance environmental profiles and further the conference’s collective sustainability goals, has formed the America East Sustainability Conference to bring together students, faculty and staff from America East institutions, as well as national and international experts from industry. The conference aims to explore ways that stakeholders and participants can work together to drive sustainable practices forward in their own programs, leverage additional resources and funding opportunities, and to help create joint research and teaching projects focused on sustainability. 

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The inaugural America East Sustainability Conference has just announced the full conference program for the 2022 conference, taking place in-person June 7-9, 2022 at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell. Athletics and sustainability staff from America East member institutions, along with student athletes and experts from industry and community will showcase strong examples of partnerships, campus collaboration, sustainable best practices, projects that leverage resources and funding opportunities, and joint research/teaching projects focused on sports and sustainability. 

“Prioritizing sustainability across the conference is a high-stakes issue. We look forward to working together to gain a deeper understanding of what our campuses are doing and to building on it collectively as a group to create greener campus communities across the America East footprint.” said Marsha Florio, Executive Director of the America East Academic Consortium.

“UMass Lowell is delighted to work with our America East partners in leading this endeavor,” said UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney. “We have had tremendous success in combining our athletic and sustainability efforts to enrich our student athletes and enhance the fan experience. By working together, America East schools can carve out opportunities on the athletic, academic and operational fronts while advancing sustainability across the conference.”

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