Symposium on Sustainability

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Contact:Merry Rankin
Channel:Live Green
Categories:Conferences Live Green
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Celebrating Iowa State's gold international sustainability certification achievement and gives a vision of the next goals in our collective journey toward a sustainable future. The half-day event will feature panel presentations and open discussion focused on the University's efforts, accomplishments, and goals related to sustainability in operations, academics, and the overall student experience.

The Symposium on Sustainability is Iowa State University's annual event dedicated toward celebrating the sustainability initiatives and achievements of students, faculty, and staff during the past year and informing of goals and action items being pursued in the upcoming year.

As well as panel presentations by university leadership in areas of operations, academics, and the overall student experience, this year's event includes a sustainability poster session(highlighting campus and community initiatives, accomplishments, and opportunities related to sustainability and living (and working) green as well as the presentation of the annual winners and nominees of the Live Green! Awards for Excellence in Sustainability.

This year's event will kick-off on Monday, February 24, with a public lecture, "Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth?" by author and journalist, Alan Weisman.


Sustainapalooza, a companion event to the annual Symposium on Sustainability offering a very interactive and activities-based opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to increase awareness and engagement in sustainability initiatives, events, and opportunities on campus and in the Ames community will take place directly following the Symposium from 5-8pm in the Memorial Union Great Hall.