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February 2017

Kickoff Iowa Valley Global Food Project Fundraiser

February 12, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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

Registration for Beloit Sustainability Conference

March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017

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

TwinCities+ Student Symposium

April 1, 2017 @ 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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Food Citizen Symposium

April 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carol Hall, Lamoni Campus, Graceland University, 1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140 United States

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, 2017 - May 4, 2017
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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October 2017

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

October 3, 2017 - October 4, 2017
Grand River Center, Port of Dubuque at 500 Bell Street, University of Dubuque Iowa + Google Map

The 9th annual conference included workshop speakers with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Wildlife Federation, the Iowa Economic Development Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., the New Mexico State Energy Office and businesses such as General Electric, Burns & McDonnell, HDR, Shive-Hattery, and many others. A wide variety of municipal professionals also presented case studies on the sustainability initiatives…

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June 2018

Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

June 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018
North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, 55445 United States
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This workshop is for faculty, administrators, staff and student activists of all disciplines, as well as community organizers and city officials and planners, who wish to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments, with particular goals of: Increasing diversity, equity, access and inclusion in organizations, programming and culture Connecting diversity and sustainability offices and initiatives on campus; Creating community partnerships and collaborations; Creating space for diverse voices in organizations Closing the opportunity gap…

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September 2019

2019 UMACS Conference

September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
Carleton College, 100 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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The 2019 UMACS conference will be co-hosted by the Sustainability Office and Center for Community and Civic Engagement at Carleton College, located just six miles off of I-35, a 45-minute drive south of the Twin Cities. This year's conference theme is Diversity, Community, & Creativity: Elements for Sustainable Transformation. At the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, AASHE, last fall, we learned about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This got us thinking- How can the work…

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