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

February 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.:  Forward - A New Play on Climate Change. KSU Purple Masque Theatre, West Stadium. Set in Norway, this new play by playwright-in-residence, Chantal Bilodeau, presents a poetic history of climate change from the initial passion that drove Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen to the North Pole, to the consequences of over a century of fossil fuel addiction. The play progresses backwards from 2013 to 1895, and zeroes in on 40 characters whose day-to-day lives illustrate how the choices we make often have unintended consequences. A compassionate look at the legacies we leave behind, this premiere production asks what we are willing to do for love.
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Cost: Ticket Prices: Public: $15, Senior, Military, KSU Faculty and Staff: $13, Students, Youth: $10
Contact: Ben Stark,, 319-321-7456

June 22-25, 2016 Urban Food System Symposium, K-State Olathe campus, Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security. This symposium includes knowledge on: urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, urban farmer education, urban ag policy, planning and development, food access and justice, and food sovereignty. The Symposium is a partnership between the Kansas State University Global Food Systems Initiative and Cultivate Kansas City, a non-for-profit dedicated organization that grows food, farms, and community in support of a sustainable, healthy, and local food system in greater Kansas City.


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