Our agricultural systems play a big role in changing our climate. Climate-smart agricultural practices and landscapes can mitigate human-caused climate
change and help move our food systems toward sustainability. This presentation by PhD student Ferdouz R. Cochran will discuss some basic interactions between climate change, sustainability, and the agricultural systems that give us the food we eat. Actions that individuals can take at the local scale to influence our global problems and solutions will be explored.
Food Fight is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement has created a counter-revolution against big agribusiness.
The Lawrence Earth Day Celebration works every year to educate residents, businesses and surrounding communities regarding the importance of responsible environmental policies, raise awareness of each individual's impact on the natural environment, and highlight actions each person can take to make Lawrence and Douglas County a more sustainable and eco-friendly place to live. The parade down Massachusetts Street starts from Watson Park at 11, and the celebration in South Park folllows.
Join us in honoring leaders in sustainability at the University of Kansas. The Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards recognize the achievements of individuals, programs, and projects that make important contributions to sustainability at KU while upholding values of environmental, economic, and social responsibility. This event will also high light new Green Offices on campus.
Liberty Hall, 642 Massachusetts St.
From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.
Dole Institute of Politics
Whats the proper role of the federal government in protecting the environment? Former Congressman Bob Inglis served on the House Science Committee and believes that free enterprise can address many environmental problems where others call for government action. Inglis is Executive Director of the Energy & Enterprise Initiative, an organization that advocates free-enterprise solutions for a long-term, stable energy policy to achieve energy security and avoid the unnecessary risks of a changing climate.
The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss key issues and trends relevant to practitioners in the energy industry. The conference will provide insights and answer questions about the current state and future of the energy industry and give attendees a chance to network with leading professionals representing a diverse group of firms, markets and geographies. Registration is required.
Acknowledging the trend of record-breaking temperatures and extensive drought, Dr. Orr will address the urgency of our situation with thoughtful insights into the nature of humanity at the end of the cheap carbon age. Finding the Political Will to Reverse Climate Change will give constructive ideas on motivating entire communities to build resiliency and political will.
The Center for Sustainability is hosting a FREE supply swap. All KU faculty and staff are invited to attend the event and pick up any needed office supplies for their department. To donate new and gently used office supplies that you no longer have a use for, please submit an online work order by Wednesday, April 24th, mentioning the Office Supply Swap in your request. Please note this event is for KU faculty and staff only