What is ISSS, and Why Did I Organize it?
As a student sustainability leader at Cornell, I’ve come to realize that participating in student-led, hands-on initiatives, has been critical to the learning experience for both me and the students who participate in the projects I direct. Not only has it given us the chance to address growing environmental issues, but it has given us a unique opportunity to work with people from dozens of different backgrounds with many different viewpoints. My co-chairs and I created ISSS as an opportunity for leaders in both collegiate and professional sustainability roles, with vastly differing but relevant experiences, to come together to collaborate towards a more sustainable future. The event hosted about a hundred entrepreneurs, students, educators, and professionals for a day of insightful discussion and collaboration.
- Jeremy Blum – Chief Executive Director, CU Sustainable Design
- Ilana Judah – Director of Sustainability, FxFowle Architects
- Keith Grossman – Associate Publisher, Wired Magazine
- Ian Siegel – Architecture Student, NJ 2011 Solar Decathlon Team
- Max Webster – Founder and Director, Climate Voices
- Laetitia Wolff – Design Editor and Curator, DesigNYC
- Miki Agrawal – Founder, Slice Perfect Pizza
- Carol Franklin – Interior Design, Carol Franklin Associates Inc.
- Andrew Schoen – Managing Director, Cornell Venture Capital
- Caitlin Strandberg – Associate Director of Business Development, Behance
Videos of the Summit:
Watch this short, 1-minute montage of the event, or enjoy all the recorded keynotes and panel discussions below:
Watch Videos of the Keynote and Panels:
Check out some photos from ISSS 2011:
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ISSS in the News:
- 10/24/2011 – Featured on Examiner.com
- 11/01/2011 – Featured in the Cornell Chronicle