CEL and the Association of Christian Sustainability Professionals (ACSP) is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Christian Sustainability Symposium to be held this fall at George Fox University in Newberg, OR. This one-of-a-kind gathering brings together sustainability leaders from across the country to advance the integration of faith and sustainability within the context of Christian higher education. The symposium aims to enhance the work of creation care leaders through professional networking, educational training, and strategic collaboration around Christian sustainability issues. Past symposium discussion topics have included sustainability and culture change, defining Christian sustainability, sustainability and enrollment, evangelical responses to environmental problems, and more.
The symposium will take place October 24 – 25, 2014 just prior to the national Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference held Oct 26 – 29 in nearby Portland. Many symposium participants attend both events. Keeping the symposium affordable is a high priority for ACSP, and registration is FREE for current ACSP members (with annual member dues at just $50 for an individual membership). Click here to become an ACSP Member and to become eligible for free symposium registration.
This year we have a special keynote address by three George Fox faculty members, Randy Woodley (theologian), Lisa McMinn (sociologist), and Corey Beal (philosopher), speaking on the topic Learning from the Land: What Our Experiences With The Land Have Taught Us About Creation Care. On Saturday morning symposium attendees will have an opportunity to make short Pecha Kucha style presentations about putting Christian sustainability into practice (Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for just 20 seconds each—thus forcing the presenter to keep it concise). See more info below about how to submit a Petcha Kucha proposal.