Penn State plans sustainability workshop at New Kensington campus

February 02, 2010

A workshop on sustainability will be presented from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, in room 51 of the Conference Center at Penn State New Kensington as part of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence's series of events on teaching sustainability across the curriculum.

Jim Hamilton, assistant professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Mont Alto, will conduct the session on how to "sneak" sustainability into courses in ways that do not increase instructor workload, do not cost additional money, help link courses to the overall Penn State effort, encourage interdisciplinary pedagogy and are just plain fun.

Participants will be given a brief definition of sustainability, examples of ways to incorporate sustainability into courses (including some specific lesson plans for those who want them via e-mail), suggestions for linking the office of physical plant with faculty teaching practices, and a short breakout session for some brainstorming. Those interested can sign up to become members of the online Penn State sustainability community when the new faculty communication hub becomes active. For more information, contact Jim Hamilton at

Last Updated February 08, 2010