November 9, 2013
Join fellow students from Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and beyond as we swap peer education stories and strategies at the region’s first-ever conference for student sustainability educators.
Join fellow students from Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and beyond as we swap peer education stories and strategies at the region’s first-ever conference for student sustainability educators!
Click here to register for $15. If you are leading a workshop or presentation, you can register for the reduced price of $10.
Registration includes: attendance at all SEED events, keynote speaker, and sustainable lunch.
Submit a presentation proposal
Please fill out all required sections of this form to submit your presentation proposal on any campus sustainability education topic. Extended Deadline: Due to higher-than-anticipated registration, we have added additional presentation sessions. Applications will be accepted through midnight on Tuesday, November 5.
Click here to view the full schedule of events. Much like a real plant, SEED is constantly growing, adapting, and thriving. This schedule is current as of November 4th and is subject to (and will likely) change.
The following colleges and universities from across the Mid-Atlantic will be represented at SEED. If your school is not on the list, please join us!
- The George Washington University
- University of the District of Columbia
- University of Maryland, College Park
- Towson University
- College of William and Mary
- University of Richmond
- Villanova University
- West Chester University of Pennsylvania
- The Pennsylvania State University
- University of Pennsylvania
- West Virginia University
- Stetson University
- American University
What Will We Learn?
Sample workshops and presentation topics include:
- How Your Diet Can Save the Planet
- What to do When People Say "No"
- Communicating Passionately
- Visioning Sustainability on Campus
- How to Start a Beekeeping Club
- How to Create Your Own Green Dorm Room
- The AU Community Garden and How it Grows
- Greeks Going Green
The Green Eagle Sustainability Peer Educators, with American University's Office of Sustainability.
- Peer-led workshops and presentations
- Keynote speakers Kelly Blynn of 350.org and Katy Kiefer of Food and Water Watch
- Networking luncheon
- Hands-on, experiential learning
School of International Service (SIS) Building on American University’s main campus: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016.
Parking: Driving directions are located in the link above, and carpools are highly encouraged. Parking is available in the Nebraska Avenue Parking Lot at the intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues, and in the parking garage beneath the School of International Service Building, accessible from the same intersection. Parking is free after 5 PM and on weekends.
Carpool: Coming from outside DC and need to find a ride to SEED? Use the official SEED carpool webpage, hosted by AU's official carpool network Zimride. Simply post where you're coming from, whether you'd like to offer or are looking for a ride, and the website will match you with the closest ride.
Public Transit: American University is located on the Metro's Red Line at the Tenleytown-AU stop. Upon exiting the metro station, walk straight to the corner of Albemarle and 40th (straight ahead past the Panera and Sears on the left). The American University shuttle bus arrives approximately every 15 minutes and provides a free ride to the main campus (no ID required). Get off at the second stop after the traffic circle (Ward Circle Building) and the School of International Service Building will be straight ahead on the right.
Walking from the Metro: American University's main campus is 3/4 mile from the metro station and is a 15 minute walk straight down Nebraska Avenue, after passing the Embassy of Japan on the right and the Department of Homeland Security on the left.
Kelly Blynn - Next Generation of Transit Campaign Manager, Coalition for Smarter Growth
The maestra of the Next Generation of Transit campaign, Kelly spends her time across DC and Montgomery County, MD sitting in on community meetings, organizing forums, and getting the word out about our need to invest in the region’s transit infrastructure.
Before joining the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Kelly helped start the climate change advocacy campaign at 350.org where she worked for five years. She took advantage of working at an international organization and chose to live abroad, spending time in both Quito and Mexico City, where she relished zipping through the growing cities’ traffic on their Bus Rapid Transit systems. She’s now eager to empower communities in the DC region to shape a sustainable and equitable transportation future. If you know anything about 350.org, you won’t be surprised that Kelly holds a BA from Middlebury College.
Katy Kiefer - Activist Network Coordinator, Food & Water Watch
Katy Kiefer is the Activist Network Coordinator at Food & Water Watch. She works to engage activists through online outreach and provide opportunities for concerned citizens interested to take local action on issues affecting our food and water resources. Katy also coordinates the Take Back the Tap campaign, working with college students across the country to eliminate bottled water on their campuses. Prior to joining the Food & Water Watch team, Katy completed the Green Corps program for environmental organizing and advocacy, and then worked with Green Corps as a lead organizer. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Faith-Justice Studies.