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Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
December 5-6, 2013
Washington, DC

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November 12, 2013
Washington, DC

Best Practices for Risk-Informed Remedy Selection, Closure, and Post-Closure Control of Contaminated Sites
October 30-31, 2013
Washington, DC

Energy Water Considerations for the Sustainable Reuse and Recycling of Materials
September 10, 2013
Washington, DC

Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections & Governance Linkages
July 24, 2013
Davis, CA

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on Portland
May 28-29, 2013
Portland, OR

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Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability 

The National Academies
 The Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
May 16-17, 2006

Meeting Summary                                                                                                                                                              

The Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability held a meeting May 16-17, 2006 in Washington, DC to introduce new members and to develop a plan for the upcoming year. In early 2006, the Roundtable expanded and broadened its membership in order to include a balance of members from government, academia, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. After sharing brief perspectives from the various sectors represented, Roundtable members discussed a vision and renewed set of goals and principles for the Roundtable.

Various topics were presented as potential areas for future Roundtable activity. Presentations on these topics are available by selecting the links on the right of this page. Some topics, including "Linking Knowledge with Action" and "Metrics for Sustainability" will be addressed more in depth during the Roundtable's summer 2006 workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.


Agenda (PDF,136 KB)

Participants (PDF,130 KB)


Roundtable Overview (PDF,385 KB)
Pam Matson, Stanford University

Metrics for Sustainability (PDF,254 KB)
John Carberry, DuPont

Linking Knowledge with Action (PDF,60 KB)
Bill Clark, Harvard University

Motivating Institutions and People (PDF,446 KB)
John Dernbach, Widener University

Sustainable Cities (PDF,17.2 MB)
Jeremy Harris, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii

Education Materials on Sustainability (PDF,272 KB)
Greg Symmes, The National Academies