Monday, 06 Apr 2015
"Is performance regulation based on life cycle assessment feasible?" Richard Plevin, UC-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Plevin will discuss the semantics and uses of LCA, epistemological issues with "carbon intensity," the challenges of modeling complex environmental problems, and the requirements for a successful performance-based regulation.
Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015
Dan Barber is the author of "The Third Plate" and an award-winning chef. Shivvers Memorial Lecture.
Thursday, 09 Apr 2015
"Citizenship: The Solution to Global Warming" - Saunders is founder and president of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan organization that educates and supports citizens to lobby their members of Congress, the media and their fellow citizens to address climate change.
Friday, 10 Apr 2015
Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. Get ready for spring!
Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
"Green Savings: How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency," Marilyn Ann Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology. Brown will introduce fresh perspectives on energy production, new technology, policymaking, user behavior and how these features all play critical roles in determining the best plan of action to overcome the global energy crisis. Register (free) in advance; reception will follow (noon-12:30 p.m.).
Saturday, 18 Apr 2015
Stash the Trash is a volunteer effort that brings students and community members together to help clean up the Ames community and assist homeowners with yard work. The event is organized by the ISU Student Activities Center and the Volunteer Center of Story County. Volunteers can choose to work alone, with a group of people, or with an organization. Sign up online at http://www.vcstory.org/.
Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015
"Mitigate, Adapt, or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts" Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University.
Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015
Celebrate Earth Day with ISU and the Ames community. Bike tune-ups, food, and sustainability-minded giveaways!!
The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture presents the 11th Annual Research Symposium. Joshua Farley, Ecological Economist and Professor at the University of Vermont, will give a keynote presentation on agroecology, farmer livelihoods and ecosystem services in Brazil's Atlantic Forest. A reception and poster session will follow featuring current research from GPSA students and faculty. Join us and enjoy locally sourced refreshments!
"Climate Urgency & How Iowa Farmers and Businesses Can Take the Lead" - Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
Thursday, 23 Apr 2015
Speakers include Jim Kennedy, CEO of Th-REE Consulting, and John Kutsch, executive director of the Thorium Energy Alliance.
Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015
Join the Office of Sustainability and the Ames High School Environmental Science Class for a screening of the documentary Bag It, highlighting the effects of plastics on us and the environment.