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AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
Mobilizing for a Just Transition
October 20 - 22, 2020

Middlebury College is serving as a Host Institution for this virtual conference!

FREE REGISTRATION is available for interested Middlebury students, faculty and staff and includes access to all sessions and events during the conference and for 30 days after. 

Discount code: Middlebury92420
(detailed instructions below)

Humanity faces a series of intensifying and interrelated social and ecological crises. Solving these crises requires a holistic transformation: a shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. With a theme of “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education will focus on centering justice within this transformation and ensuring that it leaves no one behind. We seek to encourage higher education sustainability leaders to reflect and act on the 
Just Transition Principles articulated by the Climate Justice Alliance and to spotlight inspirational examples of institutions championing this work.  (AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)

There are many sessions to choose from, both live and on demand.  Check out the schedules for a list of offerings:

Live Schedule
On-demand Schedule
Registration includes access to all sessions and events during and for 30 days after the conference.

A few of the Keynote Speakers: (full list of keynoters

Tuesday, October 20, 10:30 - 11:15a ET

Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, will address the need for a just recovery from the COVID -19 pandemic and its associated impacts.

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1:30- 2:15p ET

#GCSHE Truth and Reconciliation in Higher Education keynote panel will discuss how, in order to effectively support a just transition, higher education will need to acknowledge and atone for the historical and ongoing ways in which it perpetuates racial injustice.

Tia Brown McNair, VP in Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Washington, DC.

Davarian L. Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies, Trinity College

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota) activist, writer, and college admissions professional, Ph.D student, Univ of Minnesota, and founder of Natives In America online literary publication for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth.

Wednesday October 21: 9:00 - 9:45a
Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network – International (CAN), will share lessons learned from her efforts to advance the concept of a just transition in global climate negotiations.

Wednesday, October 21: 1:30 - 2:15p
Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and NYT bestselling author, will provide a new frame for understanding racism and provide guidance on how to be an antiracist.

Thursday, October 22: 9:00 - 9:45a
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, will offer reflections and an indigenous perspective on the meanings of a just transition. (Dr. Kimmerer has served as faculty at the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference and has presented at the ES Colloquium Series)

Registration instructions
1. To begin, click HERE to register.
2. Scroll down and fill out first and last name, 
your email address (the discount code will not work with any other email domain), choose student or attendee (fac/staff), and click Next.
3. Fill out all relevant fields.
4. On the final Submit Payment page, enter the 
Discount Code: Middlebury92420.  This will drop your total to $0.00.  
5. Complete your registration.

Questions or problems registering? Contact