Persistent Commitment Toward a Sustainable Future
The 14th annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability was held Feb. 20-21, 2023 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.
The 2023 Symposium on Sustainability celebrates 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 include an opening speaker, 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).
Due to weather across the country, Christine Ervin was unable to deliver her lecture on Leveraging Crisis Into Opportunity.
Sustainability Tabling and Artworks Exhibit
Sustainability-connected tabling displays and sustainability-inspired artworks are encouraged from all campus activities and projects including research, administration, operations, student/student organizations, community and personal initiatives that support and further sustainability and the Live Green! Initiative. A Sustainability Poster session and tabling reception provide an excellent venue to discuss and exchange of scientific information.
- Read the full listing of all artworks and poster being displayed, as well as tabling organizations at this year's event
Live Green! Awards for Excellence in Sustainability
The Live Green! Excellence Awards recognize 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.
- View this year's award winners.