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

  • Wednesday, May 13, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Seminar Series, from 9:40-11:30 a.m. in the K-State Student Union Little TheaterStudents in the NRES Secondary Major capstone course will present the findings from their semester-long research projects. Three projects will be discussed, including “Kansas State University Sustainability”, “Adapting to Climate Change Variability: An Analysis of the Southern Great Plains”, “Water Quality Assessment: The Effects of Land Use and Land Cover in Urban and Agricultural Watersheds”, and “Water Quality Analysis of the Little Kitten Creek Watershed in Manhattan, Kansas”. Student work has been supervised this semester by faculty advisors Dr. Lisa Harrington (Geography), Dr. Shawn Hutchinson (Geography), and Dr. Anandhi Swamy (Agronomy). NRES faculty and students are especially encouraged to attend! More Information: Shawn Hutchinson, shutch@ksu.edu.  
     
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 Tenth Annual Dialog on Sustainability, "Educating Leaders for Sustainable Development" at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. The focus of the Dialog will be "Educating Leaders for Sustainable Development."  We are interested in both formal education and public education. We will have a number of young scholars and future leaders as well as community leaders at this event.  Some areas of interest are:
    1.  Pathways to becoming a leader in sustainable development.
    2.  Important educational topics and life experiences
    3.  Potential career paths for leaders in sustainable development
    4.  Important sustainable development issues
    5.  Current efforts to advance sustainable development
    6.  Important global environmental changes
    7.  Realizing, understanding, and managing sustainable development
    8.  What should colleges and universities be doing?
    9.  What should environmental organizations and communities be doing?

    Please check back for details, or contact Larry Erickson, lerick@ksu.edu (link sends e-mail) for questions.

     
  • 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: http://conferences.k-state.edu/phytotech2015/ 

     
  • 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 http://www.aashe.org/conference/2015

  • December 1-3, Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference, Galveston, Texas. CATEE is a premiere educational conference and business exhibition connecting public and private decision-makers and thought leaders to help communities improve decisions that determine the energy and water intensity of the built environment – and reduce related emissions.CATEE 2015

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
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

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