Saturday, 07 Apr 2018
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 https://vcstory.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/event/?doc_id=4833.
Monday, 09 Apr 2018
Chip Sullivan is a landscape architect, artist, draftsman and professor at the University of California, Berkley, whose work is devoted to exploring place and promoting landscape architecture as an art form.
"Ritual Time: Escaping the Cult of Busy," Kimberly Belcher, assistant professor of liturgical studies, University of Notre Dame. Belcher will discuss ritual practice as a way of creating contemplative and healing time that buffers us from a culture that demands we overproduce. The Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture
Thursday, 12 Apr 2018
Three members of Patagonia's product development team have been selected as Guest Designers for The Fashion Show 2018 and will speak on the company's history and business practices, including the challenges of using sustainable materials in apparel manufacturing.
Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018
"Writing Science Fiction Thrillers in the Age of Climate Change," Paolo Bacigalupi, award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer and author of several popular dystopian novels for young adults, including "Ship Breaker."
Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018
"Is Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture Possible?" Sieglinde Snapp, professor of soils and cropping systems ecology at Michigan State University. Snapp will discuss her work in Africa and the U.S. using agroecology as a framework for developing environmentally friendly, and farmer-relevant agricultural systems. Sustainable Agriculture Symposium Keynote
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
Celebrate Earth Day with ISU and the Ames community. Activities include a diversity of Earth-minded engagement and empowerment opportunities, food and sustainability-minded giveaways.
Friday, 20 Apr 2018
Hosted by students in AESHM 222, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, to bring awareness to environmental issues hurting the planet. Students have created garments from recycled materials such as newspaper, plastic bottles, school supplies, fast food packaging and even parking tickets. The event also includes a silent auction, music, giveaways, drinks and refreshments.
Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018
Brian Green, Santa Clara University, will speak about the potential ethical implications of emerging and disruptive food technologies. He'll share what needs to be considered so people may use these technologies in ways that encourage the development of a healthy, fair and sustainable food system for the future.