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Civic Engagement & Leadership

Environmental Conference "6 Degrees of Sustainability"

On Saturday April 18, 2015 Towson University will be hosting the 6th Annual Environmental Conference “EnviroFest – 6 Degrees of Sustainability”. The event will take place in the West Village Commons building from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

EnviroFest is designed to raise awareness among students, faculty and staff around the topics of sustainability and environmental engagement. Members of the campus community will gather to participate in workshops and hear presentations from faculty, students, and environmental leaders in the Baltimore / Maryland area.

This year’s conference theme is “6 Degrees of Sustainability”.  We would like the workshops to focus on at least one of our 6 degrees. The degrees are:

  • In the Home: A look at what individuals can do at home and in their personal life to increase their sustainability
  • In Business: A look how businesses are going green and how we can work towards a green economy
  • In the Community: How do we achieve sustainability at the neighborhood, city, state or global?
  • In Health Care: Where does sustainability intersect with our health? How does living “sustainably” or “unsustainably” impact our health, and what role can our healthcare providers play in shifting toward sustainability?
  • In Politics: The role of politics in moving our society toward sustainability. What are the hot topics right now and what still needs to be addressed? What are the political mechanisms for sustainable change?
  • In College & Education: Role of educators and education institutions in the sustainability movement. How is sustainability being integrated, expanded, and achieved in education?



EnviroFest Day of Information

Saturday April 18th

West Village Commons Ballrooms

Registration begins at 9:30 AM

Welcome Address at 10:00 AM

EnviroFest: 6 Degrees of Sustainability Program

Keynote Address: 

"Building Greener Communities Through Entrepreneurship"

Antje Danielson

Director at Tufts University Institute of the Environment

Co-Founder Zipcar

Presenters & Workshops:

Political Process for Environmental Sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay

Mike Haire, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Water Quality Specialist


Project W.E.T.

Cindy Etgen, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief


Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer: Profiles of Earthjustice Cases

Stephanie Maddin, Legal Council


Green Entreprenuerism

Amanda Rothschild, Charmington’s Café Managing Partner

SustainaFest: A Community Approach to a Sustainable Education

Josh Bennett, SustainaFest Program Coordinator

Dietary Guidelines, Nutrition & Sustainability: The Science is Clear, But Will Politics Get in the Way?

Jillian Fry, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Project Director

Green Infrastructure

Michael Hindle, INDRAlogic Co-Founder and Passive House Consultant


United States Global Change Research Program

Bryce Golden-Chen, National Climate Assessment Program Coordinator

Empowering Maryland

Sustainability in the Home


Baltimore and Maryland K-12 Schools Going Green

Joanna Pi-Sunyer, Baltimore City Green Schools Coordinator

Laura Collard, Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Director


2015 EnviroFest Schedule (PDF)

2015 EnviroFest Presenters (PDF)

Past Environmental Conferences

2012 Environmental Conference (PDF)
2011 Environmental Conference (PDF)

2010 Environmental Conference

2009 Environmental Conference (PDF)

Civic Engagement & Leadership
Administration Building, 2nd Floor

Phone: 410-704-2806
Fax: 410-704-3441

Envirofest 2015 Logo


Thank you to all that attended this year's Environmental Conference.


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