Sustainability Events of Interest

Some of the events below are sponsored by the Center for Hazardous Substance Research, while others are simply related to the field of work done by the organization. Got an upcoming conference or workshop you think should be here? Tell us

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Upcoming Free Workshops and Webinars

  • Feb. 26, March 12, and April 9, 2015,  Go Native: From Plain to Prairie Workshop Series: Steps to Restore, Manage, and Maintain Prairie on your Property. The Douglas County Conservation District (DCCD) and the Grassland Heritage Foundation (GHF) are happy to announce a three-part workshop series aimed at teaching rural landowners how to restore native habitat.  6:30 pm. Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS. The full speaker list and lecture topics are on the attached flyer.  All workshops are free and open to the public.  An RSVP is requested to Jenica Nelson at 785-843-4260, Ext. 3 or For more information, contact Jenica Nelson, DCCD Education and Outreach Coordinator, at the above addresses or Kim Bellemere, GHF Membership and Education Coordinator, at  To learn more about DCCD and GHF check out our websites at and FLYER.

  • April 8-9, 2015, “2015 Energy Symposium - North American Energy Perspective,” presented by the Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy. The symposium focuses on the future of North American energy production and sustainable alternatives to current trends. With the development of shale gas and oil, America is scheduled to become energy independent by the year 2020. Experts in fields relating to policy, engineering, economics, sociology and agronomy will discuss their perspectives on the current outlook for North American energy, with opportunities for networking and research discussions. Free registration for the symposium is now open for faculty, students, staff and the general public. A poster session will be open to all K-State undergraduate and graduate students who are conducting research related to energy, with prizes awarded for the top posters. The 2015 CSE Energy Symposium will be held in the K-State Student Union Big 12 Room, Manhattan, KS.  FLYER   More

  • September 27-30, 2015, “Phytotechnologies for Sustainable Development Conference.” Kansas State University was chosen to host the 12th Annual International Phytotechnologies Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas. This conference will provide scientists, engineers, consultants, policy regulators and other interested individuals to explore and discuss how recent developments in phytotechnologies address current and emerging environmental challenges. Phytotechnologies refer to plant-based technologies to clean water, soil, air and provide ecosystem services including energy from biomass. REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Webpage Link: 

  • October 25-28, AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo: Transforming Sustainability Education, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo will convene a diverse group of campus representatives including faculty, students, sustainability officers, staff, administrators and presidents together with business, non-profit, government and community members for a sustainable celebration. In the “City by Nature,” a culturally and historically diverse place for thousands of years located on the Dakota homelands, with exquisite green spaces and a cosmopolitan urban culture, we will gather for a look back and into the future

    Konza Prairie: Five miles south of Manhattan and set in the scenic Flint Hills, the Konza Prairie is 3,487-hectare of untouched native Tallgrass prairie.
    Flint Hills Discovery Center: The Flint Hills Discovery Center is a dynamic tribute to the Tallgrass Prairie and the Flint Hills that surround Manhattan. With more than 7,000 square feet of exhibit space, visitors explore how settlers and pioneers encountered shallow soils, forcing them to create new uses for a new land. Guests partake in the immersive exhibit experience, visit the gift shop, or take in a panoramic view of downtown Manhattan from the outdoor terraces.

KSU TAB: Sustainability Aspects of Brownfields Redevelopment

K-State 2025 Sustainability Strategic Action Plan, August 2014  (PDF)

K-State College Of Education Sustainability And Environmental Resources Recycling

K-State Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal

Kansas Energy Information Network