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February 2017

Citizenship Film Series: Freedom Summer

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UNI CEEE Auditorium, University of Northern Iowa + Google Map

The Center for Energy & Environmental Education is screening three documentaries that highlight the extraordinary work of citizens who brought us our basic civil rights in the face of violent racism. We hope this will inspire more citizen participation to strengthen our democracy. Free.

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Showing of ‘Vang’ Documentary

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA, 225 Commercial Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701 United States
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EMBARC, UNI CEEE & Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Invite you to join the viewing of A two person documentary-play tells the story of four recent immigrant family farmers by weaving together photographs and transcript interviews of families who are actively making farming and agriculture a part of their new lives in the US. 1pm: Doors open, 2:30pm: Showtime, 3:30pm: Playwright Mary Swander, talkback Free and open to the public. Suggested donation: $5.00

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Standing Rock: Dallas Goldtooth

February 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Weitz 236, Carleton College, MN United States + Google Map

Part of Climate Action Week 2017: Sustainability Solutions.

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Kickoff Iowa Valley Global Food Project Fundraiser

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Capitol Senate Chambers, Iowa City, IA 52240 United States + Google Map

  Iowa poet laureate Mary Swander's acclaimed new play, VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers, will be staged in an exclusive production on Sunday, February 12, at 2pm, at the Old Capitol Senate Chambers in Iowa City, as a kickoff fundraiser for the new Iowa Valley Global Food Project. With limited seating, advanced tickets will be available at the indiegogo fundraiser site: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vang-theatre-iowa-valley-global-food-fundraiser-local-community/x/15878090#/ Suggested donations are encouraged on a sliding scale—from $10-20-30-50-100—to support the community farm work of the…

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Citizenship Film Series: Mr. Civil Rights

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UNI CEEE Auditorium, University of Northern Iowa + Google Map

We hope these films inform and inspire more citizen participation, planning, and action to address seemingly intractable problems of our time. We hope this will inspire more citizen participation to strengthen our democracy. Free.

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The 34th annual UI Presidential Lecture: “What Goes Around, Comes Around” by Gregory Carmichael

February 19 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
Levitt Center for University Advancement 4th Floor Assembly Hall, University of Iowa + Google Map

Gregory Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, will deliver the 34th annual UI Presidential Lecture “What Goes Around, Comes Around: The Global Reach of Air Pollution.” Carmichael has a BS, MS, and PhD in chemical engineering and has done extensive research related to air quality and its environmental impacts. He is currently the Karl Kammermeyer professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa and director of the University of…

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March 2017
Free

Registration for Beloit Sustainability Conference

March 31 - April 1

The Sustainability Steering Committee at Beloit College in partnership with the Upper Midwest Association of Campus Sustainability (UMACS) is pleased to host a 1.5 day long conference on March 31 - April 1, to share best practices between institutions in our region about embedding sustainability into curriculum, operations, and culture of our institutions and communities.  There are no registration costs, and housing and meals will be provided. In return we ask that at least one representative from each school present…

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April 2017
Free

TwinCities+ Student Symposium

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kagin Commons, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
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Notify your students! The first ever Twin Cities+ Student Sustainability Summit will be held Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at Macalester College in St Paul, MN. Our goal is to create a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and collective regional action among Twin Cities area students interested in sustainability. Format: Opening keynote, breakout workshop sessions, and themed networking tables, includes coffee and lunch. Please share the links below with your campus community: Register for the Summit Submit a Presentation Proposal TC+ Student Sustainability Network Facebook…

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$25.00

Food Citizen Symposium

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carol Hall, Lamoni Campus, Graceland University, 1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140 United States
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SAVE THE DATE!  Friday, April 14th, 2017 8:00 am- 4:00 pm The Lamoni campus will host the Food Citizen Symposium in Carol Hall on April 14th, 2017. Speakers scheduled to present include GU's own Daniel Platt, PhD. and co-founder of the Seed Savers Exchange, Diane Ott Whealy. See the full list of speakers at http://www.graceland.edu/sustainability/symposium Register before March 24th and you'll be entered in a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packages each valued over $75. You can register…

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May 2017

14th Annual Sustainability Summit

May 3 - May 4
Milwaukee Area Technical College Downtown Campus, 700 W State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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For more information, see their website.  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Track 1: Corporate Sustainability: Economic, Environmental and Social Developments Theme: What are the drivers/impediments to sustainable growth and progress? Challenges such as resource scarcity, demographics and climate change are redefining expectations, public policies, regulatory frameworks and business environments. Discuss how companies anticipate and manage current and future economic, environmental and social opportunities and risks. Track 2: The Impact of Sustainable Manufacturing Practices Theme: Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the…

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