Stewards of Sustainability: International Policy Conference

Stewards of Sustainability: International Policy Conference

A Greeting from the Conference Co-Chairs

We enthusiastically invite you to attend our Stewards of Sustainability Conference — This exciting, two-day event will feature inspiring speakers from all dimensions of sustainability: environmental protection, social equity, and economic development. Please read the conference program the for the most up-to-date conference schedule.

We hope to see you at the Stewards of Sustainability Conference.

- Nadine Garner and Victor DeSantis, Conference Co-Chairs

Frances Moore Lappe
Internationally acclaimed author and activist, Frances Moore Lappé, will launch the conference and will conduct a book signing of her latest book, EcoMind following her opening speech. The first 50 MU students who register for the conference will win a free copy of EcoMind and can have it signed by the author!

Click here to learn more about Frances.

Gary Hirshberg
, chairman of Stonyfield Farm, will deliver the Keynote Address on Thursday evening.

Join us for a free Stonyfield treat after the keynote address. 

Click here to learn more about Gary

Conference Program & Registration

Download the tentative conference program.

Download the entire conference brochure.

The Stewards of Sustainability Conference is free and open to the public. We ask that you register online for our planning purposes.

Other Conference Highlights

Sustainable Business Expo

Dozens of exhibitors and vendors from all walks of life will gather under one roof at the Sustainable Business Expo on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Student Memorial Center (SMC). You will have a unique opportunity to talk with and purchase products from businesses that represent sustainable practices, products, or services.

Enter to Win Fabulous Eco-Conscious Products, courtesy of our Conference Supporters!

We are thrilled that many generous sustainable businesses nationwide are showing their support for the Conference! These businesses are participating as Conference Supporters and have donated outstanding sustainable products, which will be raffled at the end of the Conference. More products are being added all the time, so please return to this page often to view the new raffle items. Enter the drawings by attending the Conference and completing raffle slips anytime on Thursday, September 27 or Friday, September 28. The items will be on display throughout the Conference; winning names will be drawn after the closing speakers on Friday. Winners will be contacted by email and do not need to be present at the drawing.

Green Ambassadors

The members of the Delta Zeta Sorority have graciously volunteered to serve as MU’s first Green Ambassadors. Their hospitality will be evident throughout the Conference, as they welcome guests, provide information, and assist with the raffle of the sustainable gifts. The Green Ambassadors will be easily identifiable by their "Stewards of Sustainability" Conference t-shirts, which are made of organic and fair trade cotton.

Conference Artist

The Conference Artist is MU’s own Stephanie Holmes, a senior art major who has created the conference logo and all of the artwork featured on the conference brochure, poster, postcard, flyer, and yard sign.

Conference Partner

Many thanks to our Conference Partner, the Susquehanna Sustainable Business Network (SSBN) for its support in actively promoting the Conference, and by the participation of many SSBN members as exhibitors/vendors at the Sustainable Business Expo portion of the Conference.

We would like to recognize Lori Leaman, CCERP Events Planner, and the members of the Conference Planning Committee, for their investment in making this Conference a successful event.

Free copy of EcoMind to the first 50 Millersville University students who register for the Conference

Frances Moore LappéHirshberg, author of EcoMind will be signing books on Thursday, September 27 from 1:45-2:15 p.m. in Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall (after her presentation).

You will be notified by Lori Leaman one week before the conference if you qualified to win a copy of EcoMind.