Ohio State University Sustainability Coordinator Corey Hawkey, who recently provided our college with 300 deskside “All-in-One” recycling containers as part of a university effort to cut campus waste by 40 percent, will join a panel on “Greening Higher Education” at the 2010 Bioneers Cleveland Conference, Nov. 4-6 at Cuyahoga Community College. Hawkey and sustainability coordinators from Tri-C, Cleveland State University, and Case Western Reserve University will discuss current sustainability initiatives, best practices, and the future of sustainability at their institutions during an opening program from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4.
Cleveland is one of 20 cities in the U.S., Canada, and Scotland hosting “Beaming Bioneers” regional conferences associated with the annual main Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, Calif., which is typically attended by about 3,000 people. Bioneers, according to its website, is a nonprofit educational organization that “highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.”
Hawkey joined Ohio State’s Energy Services and Sustainability unit in February 2010, according to his LinkedIn profile. He previously was the Ohio Board of Regents’ sustainability coordinator, developed a partnership with the Ohio Environmental Council to create and implement the Ohio Green Pathways project to position Ohio to become the U.S. leader in green workforce development, wrote the University System of Ohio’s strategic energy plan, and drafted the system’s sustainability initiative.