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Sustainability Week 2013 by CES (Center for Excellence in Sustainability)

Sustainability Week 2013 | Program

Monday April 1, 2013

Throughout the week

Location: DEREE Main Corridor
Photo exhibition "Human Values for a Sustainable Society"
Exhibition of students’ work on environmental issues
Photo exhibition, by Paul Bailey, DEREE, Center for Academic Excellence
Display of ACG achievements towards sustainability (electronic)

12:00 – 14:00 – Opening Session

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Opening Remarks David G. Horner, PhD | President, The American College of Greece
Vasilis Zorbas | Mayor, Municipality of Aghia Paraskevi (in Greek)
Christina Marouli, PhD | Director, Center of Excellence for Sustainability

Opening Speech
“Sustainability and Green Economy: Concepts, Evidence and Policy Design”
Professor Anastasios Xepapadeas
Athens University of Economics and Business and Beijer Fellow

Odysseas Katsaitis, PhD
DEREE Economics Department, Head
Gregory Katsas, PhD
DEREE Sociology Department
Maria Vitoraki, MSc
DEREE Environmental Studies Program

14:00 – 15:00

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Music Concert Green, DEREE Music Society

Tuesday April 2, 2013 Green Economy: A Way Forward

10:50 – 12:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Economy: A Way Forward? Different Viewpoints
Odysseas Katsaitis ,PhD | Head, DEREE Economics Department
Andreas Andrianopoulos | Director, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs American College of Greece

12:15 – 13:30

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Economy: A New Perspective
Facilitator: Margarita Karavasili, Architect d.p.l.g., MSc Regional & Urban Planning, MSc Social Psychology
“Energy & Sustainable Economy: Challenges and Vision”, Yannis Vougiouklakis, PhD & Dipl. Mech. Engineer, Head , Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Market Development Dept.

“Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture” Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Professor, Technical University of Crete, Department of Environmental Engineering

“Marine Reserves and Sustainable tourism: The Way Forward and Out of the Crisis”, Dimitris Ibrahim, Campaigns Coordinator, Greenpeace Greece

Wednesday April 3, 2013 Green Economy and a New Citizenship

11:00 – 12:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Towards a Sustainable Society: A New Citizenship
“Ecological Citizenship: Toward a New Ethos of Individual Responsibility and Collective Action” Chyrssa Zachou, PhD, DEREE Sociology Department
"Enterprises as Responsible Citizens: Overview and Impor-tance" Yiota Pastra, PhD, FAIA (Acad), MOIEE, ALBA Graduate Business School at ACG

12:00 – 13:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Society in Action
“Taking Action for a Sustainable Future: The Citizens’ Perspective" Maria Vitoraki, MSc
“Ripples in the Water, Can a "Click" Green Up the World?”, Zinovia-Christina Liapi,, Creator and Editor in Chief
“Save the Future”, Stamatis Chatzidakis, Hellenic Energy Saving Society, General Secretary
"Energy Review at DEREE College",
ESH 2085 Honors class “Greening the Campus: Energy”

13:00 – 14:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Entrepreneurship
“S&B on Milos island: Sustainable Development and Mining”, Thomas Androulakis, MSc/DIC, Group Sustainable Development Manager, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
“Social Enterprise to protect Mainalon Forest”, Sofia Ioannidou, “MAINALON” Social Enterprise, Treasurer
“DEREE – Pioneering European Green Roof Education”, Andrew Michael Clements, Founder Oikosteges

14:00 – 16:00

DEREE Student Lounge
Activities: Paper recycling

17:00 – 19:00

Location: Black Box Theater
Theatre Arts performance Perceptions…
an adaptation of the main theme of the play Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, DEREE Theatre Arts

Thursday April 4, 2013 Green Jobs – Green Careers

10:50 – 12:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
The Green Job Market
"Green Jobs and Green Skills: Prospects in Greece and Europe”, Rea Sgouraki, Head of Section of Guidance Tools Development and Services, National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance – Ministry of Education (in Greek)
"Green Collars: The Fancy New Trend Spreads from East to West", Nikos Stathopoulos, Managing Partner, ISON (in Greek)
“Renewable Energy Sources: Skills and Qualifications of RES Systems Installers”, Dr. Charalambos Malamatenios, Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Training Department
“Which Green Job is Good for Me? Green Career Counseling Model”, Dimitris Georgas, MSc, DEREE Environmental Studies Program

12:10 – 13:30

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Careers
Christiana Prekezes
M.A., Executive Coordinator, Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA
Markos Zangas
M.A., Environmental Educator, Organization Earth/Paixnidagogeio
Nikos Gargoulas
MEng, Deputy Managing Director, EPEM SA
Antonis Gremmenas
MSc, Scientific Cooperator, Municipality of Istiea – Aedipsos
Stavros Argyropoulos
President and CEO, Laconiki Bioenergiaki SA

13:30 – 14:00

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Activity: Green Campus Tour

14:00 – 15:30

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Green Careers Meeting Point

Friday April 5, 2013 Education for Sustainability

11:00 – 12:00

Location: Art Center Auditorium
Education for Sustainability
“The role of Education and Educational Institutions in Promoting a Sustainable Society” Alexia Nikiforakis, MSc, Deputy Secretary General, Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature & Chairperson of the Strategy Committee for Environmental Education Programs
"Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: State of the Art and the Way Ahead" Yiota Pastra, Ph.D., FAIA (Acad), MOIEE, ALBA Graduate Business School at ACG

12:00 – 13:00

Location: Art Center Auditorium
Sustainable Universities and Colleges:
Teaching By Example
“The Mediterranean Universities Network for Sustainable Development focusing on Education for Sustainable Development”, Vicky Malotidi, MEd.,
Education Programs Officer, MIO-ECSDE
“Environmental Management at an Academic Institution” Eftichios S. Sartzetakis,
Professor, University of Macedonia
“Towards a Sustainable University of Patras”
George N. Angelopoulos, Professor, University of Patras, Department of Chemical Engineering
“The American College of Greece on the Way to Becoming a Sustainable College”, Christina Marouli, PhD, Director, Center of Excellence for Sustainability,
The American College of Greece

13:00 – 14:00

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Activity: Environmental Games

14:00 – 15:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Making "Green" Citizens: Starting Young
Students from different high schools

16:30 – 19:15

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Economy – Green Society:
A Solution to the Crisis?

16:30 – 18:00

Panel of politicians
Dionysia Avgerinopoulou, New Democracy
Kriton Arsenis, PASOK
Nikos Chrysogelos, Greens

18:00 – 19:15

Debate: “The house believes that the destruction of environments for the salvation of a county’s economy is justified”

DEREE Debate club

19:15 – 19:30

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Closing Remarks

Saturday April 6, 2013

Rafting at Lousios River
DEREE Outdoor Recreation, Office of Athletics