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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  • April 22, 2014:

- 10:30 a.m. Agricultural Utilization Research for A Sustainable Economy, Dr. Sean Liu, USDA  ARS , Functional Goods Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research. Durland Hall 1029, KSU-Manhattan. Flyer
 
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2:30 p.m. Synthesis of High Performance Renewable Fuels: A Synergistic Intersection of Biology and Chemical Catalysis, Benjamin Harvey, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Div., Chemistry Dept., Materials Chemistry Branch.  Durland Hall 1029, KSU-Manhattan.

- 3:30 p.m. Wes Jackson, founder and president of The Land Institute in Salina, will present the inaugural Alpha Mu Distinguished Lecture on "A Conceptual Revolution for Grain Agriculture Now Seems Possible: How Will Midwest Land Grants Respond?" in Room 227 of the K-State Student Union, KSU-Manhattan. This lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3:10 p.m.

- 7:00 p.m. Beach Museum of Art, KSU-Manhattan: The Meadow Grassland Project, Katie Kingery-Page and Julene Blair. Bair is a memoirist from western Kansas who will read from her new book, The Ogallala Road. The presentation is free and open to the public. Flyer

Earth Week at K-State, Manhattan

April 22-26, 2014

Tuesday, April 22
Recycling demonstrations by Students For Environmental Action, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bosco Student Plaza
  • Learn more about the benefits of recycling and how K-State recycles with Students For Environmental Action.  
K-State Biodiesel Initiative Grand Opening with President Kirk Schulz, 3:30 p.m., Recycling Center behind Weber Hall
  • Attend the celebration of K-State's first initiative to refine used vegetable oil from campus dining centers into biodiesel fuel. The K-State Biodiesel Initiative presents campus operations with options of becoming less reliant on fossil fuel and educates students how to apply energy systems that are renewable and sustainable.
Alpha Mu Grain Science Honorary Distinguished Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 227 in the K-State Student Union
  • Dr. Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute in Salina, Kan. presents A Conceptual Revolution for Grain Agriculture Now Seems Possible: How Will Midwest Land Grants Respond?

Celebration of The Meadow and The Ogallala Road by Julene Bair book reading and signing, 7 p.m., Beach Museum of Art
  • Katie Kingery-Page, Kansas State University assistant professor of landscape architecture and lead designer of the Meadow, will speak about this recently installed landscape of native plants outside the Beach Museum of Art. Following the talk, Author Julene Blair will read from her book "The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning." Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Wednesday, April 23
Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Celebration, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., K-State campus
  • Celebrate Arbor Day and K-State's recognition as Tree Campus USA with several educational activities to engage the campus community including a walking tour of campus trees, tree climbing and other fun events. 

Thursday, April 24
Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Celebration, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., K-State campus
  • Celebrate Arbor Day and K-State's recognition as Tree Campus USA with several educational activities to engage the campus community including a walking tour of campus trees, tree climbing and other fun events. 

Sustainability Celebration with Provost April Mason, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Hoffman Loung in Justin Hall
Friday, April 25
EcoFest Lecture Series presented by Engineers Without Borders in Durland Hall’s Fiedler Auditorium
  • Timothy Crews, director of research at the Land Institute, presents Towards healing a world of wounds: Reflections on using models from native ecosystems to transform agriculture from 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.
  • Valerie Carroll, assistant professor in women's studies, presents What is Environmental Justice? from 10:30-11:20 a.m.
  • ECM at K-State catered luncheon with presenters from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Open to students by registration only. Register for the luncheon here (PDF). 
  • Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, associate professor in history, presents Environmental History from 2:30-3:20 p.m.
  • Walter Dodds, university distinguished professor of biology, presents Humanity’s Footprint: Momentum, Impact, and our Global Environment from 3:30-4:20 p.m.
Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Celebration, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., K-State campus
  • Celebrate Arbor Day and K-State's recognition as Tree Campus USA with several educational activities to engage the campus community including a walking tour of campus trees, tree climbing and other fun events. 

  • Tree Campus USA will plant two donated trees at 11 a.m. in the historic core of campus. 
EcoFest Browsing Fair, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bosco Student Plaza
  • Hosted by K-State Engineers Without Borders, the EcoFest Browsing Fair is designed to promote sustainability and provide resources to become more green. 
Saturday, April 26
The Meadow Tour, 12 p.m., Outside of Beach Museum of Art
  • The Meadow is a learning landscape of native plants adjacent to the Beach Museum of Art. Become familiar with this demonstration of sustainable landscaping that serves as a natural resource for both teaching and research. The tour will allow visitors to examine, touch, and smell some of the plants depicted in regionally significant art displayed in the Museum’s galleries.
EcoFest Expo
  • Family- and student-friendly games and activities from 1-6 p.m. on Bosco Student Plaza and in the K-State Student Union Courtyard.
  • Green Roof Tours in Seaton Hall.
  • People’s Grocery presents American Meat: A Leave it Better Story documentary at 1:10, 2:50 and 4:30 p.m. at the K-State Student Union Little Theatre.
  • More than $220 in gift cards and gift baskets available for raffle at 2 p.m.

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