Past Events

June 4, 2024 1:00 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT
Hosted by the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE), this event served as an opportunity to expose our EnvironMentors high school student participants to a variety of career pathways, network with professionals in their career area of interest and enhance their professional development at a pivotal point in… more
June 3, 2024 10:00 am EDT – 3:15 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) was pleased to host the 2024 EnvironMentors National Science Fair and Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2024 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Jamie L. Whitten Building Patio. This event was a day filled with inspiration and discovery as our EnvironMentors… more
May 16, 2024 12:00 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. Throughout the spring, we are increasing the number of Community of Practice meeting times to allow more individuals to attend and provide feedback on draft program-level… more
May 15, 2024 2:00 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. Throughout the spring, we are increasing the number of Community of Practice meeting times to allow more individuals to attend and provide feedback on draft program-level… more
April 18, 2024 12:00 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. Throughout the spring, we are increasing the number of Community of Practice meeting times to allow more individuals to attend and provide feedback on draft program-level… more
April 17, 2024 2:00 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. Throughout the spring, we are increasing the number of Community of Practice meeting times to allow more individuals to attend and provide feedback on draft program-level… more
March 21, 2024 12:00 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. Throughout the spring, we are increasing the number of Community of Practice meeting times to allow more individuals to attend and provide feedback on draft program-level… more
March 20, 2024 2:00 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. Throughout the spring, we are increasing the number of Community of Practice meeting times to allow more individuals to attend and provide feedback on draft program-level… more
February 21, 2024 2:00 pm EST – 3:30 pm EST
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. These meetings are 60 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes for informal conversation, networking.  February Topic: review draft program standards for Grounded Areas: Unit… more
January 26, 2024 9:00 am EST – 10:15 am EST
On January 26, 2024 at 9:00 - 10:15 am EST, the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosted a virtual briefing and panel discussion about the past year of progress on our Pathways toward Accreditation initiative.  This event provided an exclusive first look at professional development materials on the Key… more
December 18, 2023 3:00 pm EST – 4:30 pm EST
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. These meetings are 60 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes for informal conversation, networking. Communities of Practice are open to GCSE member institutions only. To check if… more
December 8, 2023 3:00 am EST – 4:00 am EST
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosted a panel session entitled Boundary Spanning for Climate Solutions at the Higher Education Pavilion at COP28. On 08 December, 2023 at 12:00 - 13:00 local time, our panelists discussed the benefits of working across disciplinary and sector boundaries to create… more
November 30, 2023 8:00 am EST – December 12, 2023 5:00 pm EST
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is bringing a multidisciplinary and intergenerational delegation that will bring a diverse and global perspective to key events and negotiations at COP28. Learn more about GCSE's delegation and work at COP28 here.  It will take nothing short of global collective… more
November 28, 2023 2:00 pm EST – 3:00 pm EST
Last month, GCSE launched the new Network for Women-Inspired Leadership, a group of people from member institutions who will think together about the qualities of environmental decision-making by women that lead to more favorable results, and the paradigm changes needed to have the world benefit from women’s environmental… more
November 27, 2023 2:00 pm EST – 3:00 pm EST
The GCSE Leaders Alliance is a peer network of deans and directors leading environmental and sustainability departments, programs, and schools at GCSE member institutions. On Monday, November 27, GCSE will host the second meeting of the Leaders Alliance in the 2023-2024 membership year.  Register here to receive a Zoom… more
November 15, 2023 2:00 pm EST – 3:30 pm EST
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. These meetings are 60 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes for informal conversation, networking. Communities of Practice are open to GCSE member institutions only. To check if… more
October 27, 2023 2:00 pm EDT – 3:00 pm EDT
A growing body of evidence shows that women’s leadership, across sectors, results in more favorable environmental decisions and outcomes. GCSE is launching the Network for Women-Inspired Leadership, a group of people from member institutions who will think together about the qualities of environmental decision-making by… more
October 26, 2023 2:00 pm EDT – 3:00 pm EDT
Join the GCSE Leaders Alliance, a peer network of deans and directors leading environmental and sustainability schools and institutes in higher education. In your leadership role, you are stewarding research, the education of the next generation, and service to your communities at a crucial time and under increased… more
October 18, 2023 2:00 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosts a monthly virtual meeting for our Sustainability Education Community of Practice. These meetings are 60 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes for informal conversation and networking. These take place virtually every third Wednesday of from 2:00-3:30 pm ET.… more
September 27, 2023 2:00 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosted a virtual Science as Actionable Knowledge Workshop on how to co-produce solutions-oriented knowledge with researchers, community members, decision-makers, and other knowledge users.  Watch the event recording here: Workshop session summaries (not recorded… more
September 21, 2023 4:00 pm EDT – 5:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosted a third, virtual roundtable discussion on sustainability education on Thursday September 21, 2023 at 4:00-5:30 pm ET. This roundtable centered on student and recent graduate expectations of, experiences with, and recommendations for higher education programs… more
June 14, 2023 2:00 pm EDT – June 26, 2023 3:30 pm EDT
In June 2023, GCSE hosted a series of workshops that gave participants the opportunity to learn about and share best practices in applying the Key Competencies in Sustainability framework into pedagogies, assessments, and different content areas.   Workshop dates and topics: Wednesday, June 14, 2:00-3:30pm ET -… more
June 5, 2023 11:00 am EDT – 2:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE), hosted the 2023 EnvironMentors National Science Fair and Awards Ceremony on June 5, 2023. After a 3-year hiatus due to COVID-19, GCSE welcomed 19 high school students, along with their mentors and chapter leaders to Washington, D.C., USA to present their research… more
May 9, 2023 4:00 pm EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
GCSE’s May Sustainability Education Community of Practice meeting featured a student-led study on sustainability degree programs in higher education in the United States. A review of 100 program websites indicated a lack of consistency in the titles, content, and organization of sustainability programs across colleges and… more
April 11, 2023 4:00 pm EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
The Sustainability Education Community of Practice will meet on April 11 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET and have an informal debrief of the recent Workforce Perspectives on Sustainability Education Roundtables, and hear 2 updates on the Key Competencies Proposal Statement. We will also discuss a new time/date for the next season of… more
March 22, 2023 5:00 pm EDT – 6:15 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosted a second Virtual Roundtable conversation related to accreditation for sustainability degree programs in higher education. This free, 75-minute program was open to the public and invited a wide range of speakers. This event was repeated twice to accommodate… more
March 21, 2023 11:00 am EDT – 12:15 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosted a second Virtual Roundtable conversation related to accreditation for sustainability degree programs in higher education. This free, 75-minute program was open to the public and invited a wide range of speakers. This event was repeated twice to accommodate… more
February 21, 2023 2:00 pm EST – 3:00 pm EST
The GCSE Sustainability Education Community of Practice will continue its regular meetings February 21 at 2:00 PM ET via Zoom. Community of Practice meetings are open to current GCSE members. For information about past meetings, as well as the Zoom link to join the February meeting, please complete this form, or contact… more
February 3, 2023 9:30 am EST – 11:00 am EST
D.C.-area schools gather to discuss sustainability education in higher education. Image credit: Alex RameyOn Friday, February 3, the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) hosted a briefing and conversation about advancing academic sustainability programs in higher education through its Pathways toward… more
January 17, 2023 2:00 pm EST – 3:30 pm EST
The GCSE Sustainability Education Community of Practice will continue its regular meetings January 17 via Zoom. Community of Practice meetings are open to current GCSE members. For information about past meetings, as well as the Zoom link to join the January meeting, please complete this form, or contact Krista Hiser,… more
December 14, 2022 2:00 pm EST – 3:00 pm EST
In this webinar series, GCSE scholars and experts debriefed the events of COP27, and discussed how to effectively sustain action on loss and damage, mitigation, and just transition; all topics that were at the forefront of this COP. Our first webinar took place December 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm EST, and provided a broad… more
November 6, 2022 8:00 am EST – November 18, 2022 8:00 pm EST
The GCSE Delegation attended COP27 held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 to 18, 2022. Learn more about GCSE's involvement at COP27 here. It will take nothing short of global collective action to minimize climate change impacts. GCSE joined tens of thousands of public, nonprofit, and private representatives at the… more
October 18, 2022 11:00 am EDT – October 19, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
Roundtable 1: Tuesday, October 18 at 5:00 - 6:00 pm EDT Roundtable 2: Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT * Repeated twice to accommodate multiple timezones At the GCSE Annual meeting in June 2022, the scholars team of Jordan King, Katja Brundiers, Ryan Johnson, and Rod Parnell presented an update on this work… more
June 21, 2022 10:00 am EDT – June 24, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
On June 21-24, GCSE held its Annual Conference virtually with the themes of Biodiversity, Conservation Science and Climate Change. With interdisciplinary speakers from around the world, our conference explored the complex interactions between biodiversity and climate change, and how these complexities factor into… more
April 5, 2022 9:00 am EDT – April 6, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
Plastic Pollution is accumulating at an alarming rate with plastic waste into aquatic ecosystems on track to nearly triple by 2040 if action is not taken to control plastic emissions from source to sea. The Global Council for Science and Environment (GCSE), Embassy of France Office for Science and Technology in the United… more
December 15, 2021 3:00 pm EST – 5:00 pm EST
The GCSE 2021 Capstone Symposium, an exclusive end-of-year GCSE member event, was held on December 15, 2021 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. ET, virtually via Zoom. The theme for this year's Capstone Symposium was "Science and Levers of Change." Symposium Agenda  Welcome and Year In Review Michelle Wyman, Executive Director,… more
October 27, 2021 12:30 pm EDT – December 8, 2021 2:00 pm EST
We are pleased to share that GCSE and the Land Peace Foundation are leading a second learning series, Research and Land Stewardship Collaborations with Indigenous Peoples, from October 27 to December 8, 2021. The upcoming sessions will build on what we learned during the inaugural series, Indigenous Knowledge & Western… more
October 18, 2021 12:30 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 less than a month away, global headlines continue to reflect the impacts and risks of a changing climate. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that climate change is caused by human activity and it is changing more… more
August 11, 2021 12:00 pm EDT – 2:30 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment & The Land Peace Foundation invite you to join us for the "Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions" Online Learning Series. This is a Summer Session following the Spring Series. This session will be an… more
June 16, 2021 12:30 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment & The Land Peace Foundation invite you to join us for the "Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions" Online Learning Series. This is the fourth session in the series. The series is structured to continue the… more
June 7, 2021 9:30 am EDT – June 9, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Join Us for a Transatlantic Dialogue  Monday, June 7—Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30 am—12:00 pm EDT/ 3:30—6:00 pm CEST Long before the COVID-19 pandemic and the most recent governmental and industry targets made around the world to curb greenhouse gas emissions and phase out fossil fuels, universities and research… more
June 2, 2021 12:30 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment & The Land Peace Foundation invite you to join us for the "Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions" Online Learning Series. This is the third session in the series. The series is structured to continue the… more
May 5, 2021 12:30 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment & The Land Peace Foundation invite you to join us for the "Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions" Online Learning Series. This is the second session in the series. The series is structured to continue the… more
April 7, 2021 12:30 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT
The Global Council for Science and the Environment & The Land Peace Foundation invite you to join us for the "Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions" Online Learning Series. This is the first session in the series. The series is structured to continue the… more
March 20, 2021 3:00 pm EDT – March 21, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
Calling All Programmers: Contribute to Solving Climate Change   Registration for this event is now closed.   The GCSE Drawdown USA Research Association is hosting a weekend long hackathon to build out the climate solutions platform, which has been underway since 2019. The recent 4 months have seen the completion of… more
January 31, 2021 5:00 pm EST – February 4, 2021 5:00 pm EST
In recent years, the State of Texas has suffered from the effects of hurricanes like Harvey, Katrina, and others; floods in Houston and Dallas; fires in Bastrop; droughts across the State; earthquakes in North Texas caused by Oklahoma earthquake swarms; oil spills in the Gulf; and chemical fires and explosions like in West… more
January 5, 2021 9:00 am EST – January 9, 2021 4:00 pm EST
The NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference will take a systems-approach to heat and water during this time of changeーexamining both impacts and solutions. NCSE Drawdown 2021 will be a virtual conference that explores the links between the changes in Earth’s physical systems and its social institutions by engaging leaders from the… more
December 14, 2020 3:00 pm EST – 5:00 pm EST
The NCSE Winter Member Meeting provides space to share ideas and contemplate opportunities to work together to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision-making. In this year’s virtual format, the meeting will include some prerecorded content to view in advance, along with opportunities to engage live during… more
December 10, 2020 1:15 pm EST – 2:15 pm EST
The Security and Sustainability Forum presents Science and Solutions for a Planet Under Pressure: A Discussion With Project Drawdown and NCSE Leadership, a webinar with the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Executive Director Michelle Wyman and Project Drawdown Senior Director of Research and… more
December 1, 2020 12:01 am EST – 11:59 pm EST
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November 12, 2020 1:00 pm EST – 4:00 pm EST
The Science Dialogues bring the mission of NCSE into action—offering participants the skills, context, and experience needed to make science accessible and useful to decision-makers in service to the environment. The Science Dialogues will illuminate how decision-makers access and use science, while equipping each… more
October 15, 2020 12:30 pm EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
The Science Dialogues bring the mission of NCSE into action—offering participants the skills, context, and experience needed to make science accessible and useful to decision-makers in service to the environment. The Science Dialogues will illuminate how decision-makers access and use science, while equipping each… more
September 4, 2020 1:00 pm EDT – 1:45 pm EDT
The NCSE Knowledge Network for One World (KNOW) Community connects colleagues and provides engagement opportunities to our community of scientists, decision-makers, and subject matter experts to maintain connectivity. Our next topic- Climate Impacts: Locusts and Looming Food Insecurity in East Africa  Extreme weather… more
July 17, 2020 12:00 pm EDT – 12:45 pm EDT
The NCSE Knowledge Network for One World (KNOW) Community connects colleagues and provides engagement opportunities to our community of scientists, decision-makers, and subject matter experts to maintain connectivity.  People of color are disproportionately affected by hunger, food insecurity, diet-related illness, and… more
June 5, 2020 10:00 am EDT – 10:45 am EDT
The NCSE Knowledge Network for One World (KNOW) Community connects colleagues and provides engagement opportunities to our community of scientists, decision-makers, and subject matter experts to maintain connectivity. Share resources, experiences, best practices, and challenges with colleagues using the NCSE KNOW Community… more
May 29, 2020 8:00 am EDT – 4:00 pm EDT
The 2020 EnvironMentors National Fair and Awards Ceremony is cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. NCSE is working with all EnvironMentors chapters across the country on alternative ways to spotlight the work of this year's EnvironMentors participants and a way to retain the spirit of the National Fair.    Each summer… more
May 16, 2020 10:00 am EDT – 1:00 pm EDT
Join the Penn State EnvironMentors 2020 Virtual S.T.E.M. Showcase Poster Symposium for presentations by the EnvironMentors students about their research from this academic year. Registration Attend here
April 10, 2020 2:00 pm EDT – 3:00 pm EDT
NCSE is launching a series of calls as part of the NCSE Knowledge Network for One World (KNOW) Community to provide a space for real-time sharing, reflection, and collaboration as we all adapt to the changing circumstances. Join this second call on Friday, April 10, 2020, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Register for this call.  
April 3, 2020 2:00 pm EDT – 3:00 pm EDT
NCSE is launching a series of calls as part of the NCSE Knowledge Network for One World (KNOW) Community to provide a space for real-time sharing, reflection, and collaboration as we all adapt to the changing circumstances. Join this first call on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. Eastern.
January 6, 2020 9:00 am EST – 5:30 pm EST
The 2020 Winter Member Meeting is open to representatives from two-year and four-year NCSE Member Institutions.   View the agenda.   
January 6, 2020 8:00 am EST – January 9, 2020 4:00 pm EST
Each year the NCSE Annual Conference brings together over 700 educators, researchers, students, policy-makers, government officials, business leaders and representatives from civil society. The event is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the latest trends and practices in environmental science and decision-making as… more
November 18, 2019 7:30 am EST – November 20, 2019 3:00 pm EST
RISE 2019 will deliver a three-day series of workshops to explore how institutions of higher learning can strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery efforts in the face of threats posed by a changing climate and extreme weather. Sessions are designed to deliver a set of actionable outcomes to build a national platform… more
October 5, 2019 9:00 am EDT – 4:00 pm EDT
The Ohio Student Sustainability Leaders Conference is a student-run, student-centric conference celebrating undergraduate contributions to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The theme for 2019 is Sustainability Across Careers. The full-day conference will support student sustainability leaders in both research… more
September 16, 2019 7:30 am EDT – September 18, 2019 3:00 pm EDT
NCSE is working closely with our colleagues at Penn State and Project Drawdown to plan Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown. Join the world’s foremost scientific experts in a critical discussion about the most innovative and promising climate change solutions and upcoming research. The conference aims to connect… more
June 24, 2019 2:00 pm EDT – June 26, 2019 4:00 pm EDT
Each year, the NCSE Summer Member Meeting brings together academic leaders from NCSE’s four- and two-year Member Institutions to discuss shared challenges and form collaborative, strategic, and responsive solutions. Attendees will hear from leaders, work on NCSE projects, connect on shared concerns, and network informally… more
June 3, 2019 9:00 am EDT – 3:00 pm EDT
Each summer, NCSE hosts the EnvironMentors National Science Fair and Awards Ceremony. Up to three students from each of our EnvironMentors chapters travel to Washington, D.C., to present their research and compete for college scholarships. The National Fair is an opportunity for students to learn more about our nation’s… more
January 7, 2019 9:00 am EST – 5:00 pm EST
The 2019 Winter Member Meeting brought together representatives from two-year and four-year NCSE Member Institutions. Attendees discussed pathways for engaging in science policy, explored the role of diversity and inclusion in sustainability and environmental education, and heard updates on NCSE Communities of Practice… more
January 7, 2019 8:00 am EST – January 10, 2019 5:00 pm EST
Each year the NCSE Annual Conference brings together over 700 educators, researchers, students, policy-makers, government officials, business leaders and representatives from civil society. The event is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the latest trends and practices in environmental science and decision-making as… more
September 29, 2018 10:00 am EDT – 4:00 pm EDT
The Ohio Student Sustainability Leaders Conference is a student-run, student-centric conference celebrating undergraduate contributions to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The 2018 Conference focused on the theme Sustainability in Practice. The full day conference supported student sustainability leaders in… more
June 26, 2018 4:00 pm EDT – June 28, 2018 4:00 pm EDT
The 2018 CEDD Summer Meeting was a success! Deans, directors, and their colleagues from around the country traveled to beautiful Chatham University located outside of Pittsburgh, PA. NCSE would like to extend a huge thank you to Peter Walker and his staff at Chatham University, Eden Hall Campus for hosting. Highlights of… more
June 18, 2018 12:00 pm EDT – June 19, 2018 3:00 pm EDT
The 2018 CCASE Summer Meeting was a working discussion on important topics.   
September 23, 2017 9:00 am EDT – 5:00 pm EDT
The Ohio Student Sustainability Leaders Conference is a student-run, student-centric conference celebrating undergraduate contributions to the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The 2018 Conference will focus on the theme Sustainability in Practice. The full day conference supports student sustainability leaders… more