International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "Diary", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 5 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2004.24905dac.001



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University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA14-17 October 2004

The 2004 Bioneers satellite downlink will be integrated into the first Northeast Campus Sustainability Summit at the University of New Hampshire. The Campus Sustainability Summit, in collaboration with Beaming Bioneers, will be designed to convene the growing network of higher education institutions and non-profits working to advance campus sustainability in the northeast region.

Further information from Conference Web site: www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/bioneers_evnt.htm Bioneers: www.bioneers.org

Met Coke World Summit 2004

Embassy Suites Chicago, Downtown Lakefront Chicago, Illinois, USA18-20 October 2004

This conference will focus on current trends affecting the metallurgical coke industry – including supply & demand, cost and pricing trends, environmental issues, coking coal availability, quality, and pricing, new technologies, and developments within China’s domestic and export markets.

Further information from: Intertech, 19 Northbrook Drive, Portland, Maine 04105, USA. Tele: US+(207) 781-9800; Fax: US+(207) 781-2150; e-mail: sedwards@intertechusa.com

Hydro 2004

Porto, Portugal18-20 October 2004

The meeting, to be divided under conference sessions over three days, will cover new prospects for hydropower development and project financing. In the light of increased recognition of its relative merits as a non-pollution power generation source which can offer multipurpose benefits, and play a major role in social and economic development, Hydroenergy will be examined at length. Innovations in machinery and civil works design will also be discussed.

Further information from: Hydropower & Dams, Attn: Mrs Margaret Bourke, Westmead House, 123 Westmead Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4JH, UK. Fax:+44 20 8643 8200; e-mail: conf@hydropower-dams.com

EFS West’s North American Conference on Sustainability and Higher Education: “Defining the Vision for Higher Education”

University of Portland, Portland, Oregon21-23 October (Thurs-Sat), 2004

This conference will be the first of its kind in western North America! Organizers have chosen the theme “Defining the Vision for Higher Education” as a fitting focus for this inaugural conference, which is intended to become a biennial event. Over 300 attendees are expected from throughout the USA and Canada – from faculty, administrators, facilities officers, and students, to business leaders, consultants, NGO directors, and others interested in higher education. Please join us for this exciting event!

Further information from: www.efswest.org/conference/index.html

Pollutec China 2004

Vienna, Austria3-5 November 2004

Pollutec China aims to offer a complete marketing platform for companies to tap into the world’s biggest market. To ensure its exhibition is of the highest standard, the orgnisers, Reed Exhibitions, will carry out a series of marketing and promotional activities that include: Monthly e-newsletters, show updates and preview, comprehensive advertising program, etc.

Further information from: Reed Exhibitions Shanghai office, Contact: Miss Shelley Xia, e-mail: shelley.xia@reedexpo.com.cn

North American Association for Environmental Education 2004 Conference: Casting a Wider Net for Environmental Education

Biloxi, Mississippi, USA6-10 November 2004

The NAAEE 2004 Conference theme, “Casting a Wider Net for Environmental Education,” reflects the variety of initiatives underway to broaden the professional standing of the field, through advocacy, accreditation, certification, professional development, research as well as new partnerships and collaborations. The seven conference strands are:

  • Developing the EE Profession.

  • The Business of EE – Leadership Development and Institutional Building.

  • What Research Has to Say to Environmental Educators.

  • Cultural Diversity in EE Programs.

  • Sustainability Education.

  • Topical Smorgasbord: Watersheds and Forestry.

  • The “Open Mic” Strand.

For more information, visit the NAAEE Web site at naaee.org/conferences/index.php, or e-mail conference@naaee.org

12th International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network: Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Hong Kong7-10 November 2004

If we are to move towards creating societies based on principles of sustainable development, then business, government, and civil society are going to have to play roles in that process. However, acting alone they are likely to achieve considerably less than working in cooperation, providing collaborative leadership. Collaboration and partnerships between businesses and other actors are going to be crucial in promoting economic, environmental, and social improvements that contribute to sustainable development. Much of this change calls for new thinking on the part of business and other actors. It requires all sectors of our societies to pay greater attention to sustainable development in a world of globalisation even though some governments often ignore their own responsibilities. In many ways we should expect business to take the lead and help to facilitate productive partnerships. How is this best achieved? The Greening of Industry Network provides a platform for people from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and experiences and to strengthen relationships, visions and practices for sustainable development.

For more information, visit the conference Web site: http://web.hku.hk/~gin2004/, or email GIN2004@hkusua.hku.hk

Managing Environmental, Social and Business Risks in the Tourism Industry

The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London10-11 November 2004

The travel and tourism industry already accounts for $4.4 trillion of economic activity worldwide. Studies by the World Travel and Tourism Council indicate that tourism is the world’s largest generator of employment, predicted to account for an estimated 328 million jobs by 2010. The upcoming Chatham House Managing Environmental, Social and Business Risks in the Tourism Industry conference will analyse the impact of tourism on the destination countries and examine the potential threats to the industry’s revenue streams. Delegates will learn mitigating strategies to counterbalance these threats as well as about increasing the commitments to the industry by the many and different stakeholders at the supranational, national and local levels. For further information or to receive a free brochure please e-mail: Dino Ribeiro on dribeiro@riia.org or visit the event Web site at www.riia.org/Conferences

Pollutec East & Central Europe

Vienna, Austria10-12 November 2004

The French Pollutec is one of the leading environmental technology trade fairs in Europe. Every year, Reed Exhibition Companies attract over 1,500 exhibitors and more than 40,000 visitors from within the field. The success story is now being imported to Vienna: To gather together European suppliers, Eastern European demand and the international sources of public and private finance, in one single place. No Eastern European venue can offer such a comprehensive infrastructure and programme at the present time. Running concurrently, there are two other fairs, the Public Services and the Messtechnik Austria, which complement the Pollutec.

Due to the emphasis on Eastern European EU membership candidates, the Pollutec will pay special attention to the issues of financing and subsidiaries, both nationally and internationally. An environmental congress is there to offer international visitors the latest kow-how.

Further information from: REED Messe Wien Gesellschaft m.b.H., Messeplatz 1, A-1021 Wien/Vienna, Postanschrift: 1021 Wien, Postfach 277, A-1021 Vienna, PO Box 277. E-mail: pollutec@messe.at

Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering (ITEE 2005)

Magdeburg, Germany25-27 September 2005

Acquisition, storage and processing of environmental information are becoming vital to preserving the quality of human life. Potentially dangerous changes are happening in the atmosphere, oceans, animal habitats and places where hazardous materials are used, or have been discarded without adequate environmental protections.

In recent decades public interest in environmental problems has increased enormously, and research into these subjects has been intensifying. At the same time developments in computer and network techniques have led to the creation of sophisticated information systems with increased storage and transmission capacities. Such data can often be accessed by the public using the internet; and the public has become a very concerned participant in discussions about the environment.

In recent years, information technology has become significant to all scientific groups and fields involved in environment engineering. Knowledge based systems which enable the study of environmental changes have been developed, are being extended to manage those environments. New paradigms for designing objects to enable easy disassembly and recovery of components contribute to reuse. Developments in exploiting alternative energy sources are reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. Surveillance techniques enable tracking of persons likely to threaten the lives of persons or their environment. The event will deal with the above and other issues. The ITEE 2005 conference will provide a forum for exchanging information among pollution engineers, knowledge engineers and scientists. Some of the objectives include discussion of projects for long-term storage of data, data update and validation, and the consistency of data. Research topics and funding opportunities discussed at the conference will be of interest to all researchers. Another objective is to discuss means of assessing the potential of individual teams in implementation and modelling of large-scale systems. Papers are now being invited. Further details are available at: www-wi.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/itee2005/info/

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