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

  • September 19, 2014, The Lost innocence of Ethanol: Power, Knowledge, Discourse and U.S. Biofuel Policy, Ben Munro, doctoral candidate in geography, will give a public lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in 132 Seaton Hall. More

  • Sept. 25, 2014, Julene Bair, author of "The Ogallala Road," will speak at 1:30 p.m.  in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. Bair witnessed her western Kansas farm family go from practicing the art and science of dryland farming to irrigating unsustainably out of the Ogallala Aquifer. She will read from and talk about her book, in which she tells the story of her personal struggle to reconcile conflicted loyalties between her family and the health of her family's land. Sponsors bringing her presentation to campus include K-State Libraries, K-State English and chemical engineering departments, Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Kansas Natural Resource Council and Claflin Books. Claflin Books will be present with books for a signing event following Bair’s presentation. More.  

  • Sept. 26, 2014 (Free Webinar), Contaminant Uptake in Food Crops grown on Brownfield Sites, 11:00 a.m. Central,  Presented by Dr. Ganga Hettiarachchi and Dr. Sabine Martin, Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. Interest in local agriculture is increasing, especially in urban areas. Many of these gardens are or will be located on land that may be impacted by previous use. This webinar will highlight the latest Kansas State University research data on contaminant uptake by food crops grown on brownfields across the U.S. sites slated for community gardens. Three urban community garden sites located in Kansas City, Missouri; Tacoma, WA; ,,

  • October 2, 2014, Environmental Policy and Politics in Kansas: Which One Needs More Help? - A Conversation with Joshua and Kimberly Svaty. 13th Annual Community Forum on Kansas Environmental Issues, co-hosted by KNRC. Time: 5:30 p.m. at the Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas. Advance reservations are required to ensure adequate preparations for the event.  Please register before September 26.

  • November 18-20, 2014, Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference. 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 2014 will be held in Dallas, Texas, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria.

  • 2014 Fall Movies on the Grass Series. FREE outdoor film series. Coffman Commons (front of Hale Library), or in case of rain, Leadership Studies Building - Town Hall room. Films begin at 8:00 p.m. (or at dusk). MORE

- Sept. 7Plagues & Progress
- Sept. 14  Electoral Dysfunction
- Sept. 21  Girl Rising
- Sept. 28  Wings of Life
- Oct. 5  A Fierce Green Fire. 

  • 2014 Fall Natural Resources and Environmental Science Seminar Series.
    All seminars at 11:30 a.m. in 231 Ackert Hall unless otherwise noted. More information: or Shawn Hutchinson at or 532-3414

CHSR TAB: Sustainability Aspects of Brownfields Redevelopment

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