Symposium on Sustainability
The 3rd Annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability was held February 22, 2011 and featured an afternoon of visioning sessions, and an evening lecture and poster session on February 21.
2011 kicked off the third year of President Geoffroy's Live Green! initiative and the call to action that was given to all students, faculty, and staff to be fully committed to and engaged in ensuring a sustainable future through our actions and decisions regarding our campus, its operations, and initiatives. This year's Symposium on Sustainability challenges us all to "raise the bar" both individually and collectively.
This event provided the platform for students, faculty, and staff to take ownership in determining their specific interests, opportunities, and commitment to a sustainable future for Iowa State University through interactive sustainability visioning sessions and a number of education and awareness building presentations and panel discussions.
This year's event was a product of the vision and creativity of a dedicated group of students, faculty, and staff serving on the Symposium on Sustainability Planning Committee.
View Webcasts of the Symposium
Click on any of the links below to view webcasts of this year's Symposium keynote lecture and presentations.
- Keynote Lecture by Jerome Ringo with Introductions by Dr. Tahira Hira and President Gregory Geoffroy
- Sustainability Innovation for Today and Tomorrow . Moderated by Merry Rankin
- Merry Rankin (Highlighting our 2011 Live Green Adventure) and The Future Sustainability of Iowa State - Moderated by Dr. Tim Borich
This year's Symposium on Sustainability included a public and keynote lecture by Jerome Ringo, an international leader who defines and lives his own unique and personal commitment to sustainability. A poster session of sustainability initiatives, the announcement of the second year recipients of the President's Live Green Awards for Excellence in Sustainability, interactive visioning sessions, updates of 2010 accomplishments, and a sustainable luncheon rounded out this year's exciting and sustainably-designed event.
Symposium Photo Gallery
Jerome Ringo is a dedicated champion of environmental justice and a vocal advocate of clean energy. Milestones of his journey have included serving as board chair for the National Wildlife Federation, representative at the United Nations 1999 Sustainable Development Conference, taking part in the 1998 Kyoto Treaty negotiations, and appearing in the Academy award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Poster abstracts were encouraged from all campus activies and projects including research, administration, operations, student/student organizations, community, and personal initiatives that support and further sustainability and the Live Green Initiative.
Click Here for a listing of all posters and poster presenters at this year's event.
The Live Green Awards for Excellence in Sustainability recognize Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students who are making an impact on the campus sustainability efforts by generating awareness and interest through initiatives that focus on teaching, research, outreach and/or operations.
Click Here to view this year's winners and nominees.