Symposium on Sustainability 2019

Envisioning Our Next Sustainable Decade

The 10th annual Iowa State University Symposium on Sustainability was held Feb. 18-19, 2019 at Stephens Auditorium and in the Memorial Union.

Iowa State University's Live Green! Initiative provided 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.

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Symposium Overview

The 2019 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 were a juried sustainability poster session, a juried art show and tabling reception, keynote lecture, clothing swap, discussion panel and the presentation of the 2018 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.

  • View this year's award winner.

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.

  • Read the full listing of all posters and poster presenters (pdf), as well as tabling participants, at this year's event.