Symposium on Sustainability 2017

Ensuring a Sustainable and Resilient Future: There Is No Planet B

The 8th annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability was held Feb. 27-28, 2017.

2017 marked the ninth year of Iowa State University's Live Green! Initiative and the call to action 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 emphasized how we must do our individual and collective part to ensure a sustainable and resilient future, which enables us to take care of our one and only planet home.

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Symposium Overview

The 2017 Symposium on Sustainability focused specifically on engaging discussions and dialogue related to research, projects, initiatives, events and operations that embrace a sustainable and a resilient future. Features of this year’s event included a sustainability poster and tabling display reception, keynote lecture, documentary screening and GIY "Green-It-Yourself" Centers.

Sustainability Poster Reception

Poster abstracts and tabling displays are encouraged from all campus activities and projects including research, administration, operations, students and student organizations, community, as well as personal initiatives that support and further sustainability and the Live Green! Initiative. Poster and tabling sessions provide an excellent venue for discussions, networking and the exchange of scientific information.

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