Past, Present and Future Commitment Toward a Sustainable Future - Celebrating 15 Years of Living Cardinal, Gold and Green!

The 14th annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability was held at Iowa State University's Memorial Union.

Iowa State University's Live Green! Initiative provides a call to action to all students, faculty and staff to be fully committed and engaged in ensuring our next sustainable decade. Through our actions and decisions regarding our campus, its operations and initiatives we can make efforts to support our next sustainable decade.

Symposium Overview

The 2024 Symposium on Sustainability celebrated the diversity of sustainability efforts and initiatives taking place within our campus community focusing on supporting and nurturing enablement and empowerment toward a sustainable future that extends into the Ames community, as well as communities across the state and throughout the world. Features of this year’s event included a keynote speaker, sustainability tabling and art exhibits and the accompanying multi-faceted, interactive event, Sustainapalooza (offering Green-It-Yourself centers, green living giveaways and a clothing swap).

Keynote Speaker

Speaker Bio

Sustainability Tabling and Artwork / Research Exhibit

A sustainability research, artwork and poster reception provided an excellent venue to discuss and exchange sustainability interests and initiatives. Sustainability-connected displays and sustainability-inspired artworks from campus activities and projects including research, administration, operations and student organizations that support and further sustainability and the Live Green! Initiative. 

Live Green! Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

The Live Green! Excellence Award recognizes Iowa State University students, faculty and staff 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.

Symposium Archives