Symposium on Sustainability 2018

Engaging, Enabling & Empowering Our Sustainable Future

The 9th annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability was held Feb. 19-20, 2018.

2018 marked the tenth 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, both individually and collectively, can engage, enable and empower our sustainable future by simple, everyday actions.

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Symposium Overview

The 2018 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, GIY "Green-It-Yourself" Centers and the presentation of the 2017 Live Green! Awards for Excellence in Sustainability.

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.

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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