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Elon Center for Environmental Studies

Director: Dr. Janet S. MacFall, Coordinator of Environmental Studies Program

Interested in the Sustainability Faculty Scholars Program? Click here for more information or to download an application.


Upcomming Events

Join us for the 12th Annual
Elon University Fall Environmental Forum


Innovations in
Sustainable Furnishings
The Road Ahead


A conference for leaders
with a vision for a
sustainable community

Thursday, September 19, 2013
2:00—5:00 p.m.
Loy Farm, Elon University
 
Friday, September 20, 2013

9:00—4:00 p.m.
McKinnon Hall, Elon University
 
Saturday, September 21, 2013

10:00—1:00 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 20 the Elon University Center for Environmental Studies and the Sustainable Furnishings Council will host the 12th Fall Environmental Forum,  “Innovations in Sustainable Furnishings – a conference for leaders with a vision for a sustainable future”.  It will be held in McKinnon Hall of Elon University, from 9:30 – 3.
 
The home furnishings industry has been an important part of North Carolina’s economy for the past three  centuries and was one of the first industries to globalize.  Though it is a relatively small industry at about $40.8 billion in the U.S., the home furnishings industry has a large environmental footprint.
 
In addition, a workshop on Life Cycle Analysis of Manufacturing will be offered by one of the global leaders in this technology on Thursday, Sept. 19. Field trips to a model home and an innovative adaptive reuse project will be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 21.

To download the 2013 forum brochure, click here or go to http://www.elon.edu/agreentomorrow.


Past Events

Cougar Verification Ecology and Behavior

A two-day workshop open to all ecologists/biologists, naturalists, educators and professionals.
When: April 29-30, 2010
Where: Elon Lodge, Elon University
Will count as Criteria II or III in the NC Environmental Education Certification Program

For a gilmpse of what participants experienced during the most recent workshop, click here.
Click here to download the workshop brochure.