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Sustainability and Innovation Lecture Series

Posted on: January 14th, 2016 by

IU South Bend’s Center for a Sustainable Future will be presenting its Sustainability and Innovation Lecture Series, starting on January 20. The series will feature 11 lectures from sustainability experts sharing their experiences and promoting methods for communities to become “healthy, inclusive, ecologically friendly and economically thriving.”

Running January 20 through April 6, the lectures will take place Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm in Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001. All of the lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the adjacent garage located at Mishawaka Avenue and 20th Street.

The schedule for the Sustainability and Innovation Lecture Series:

  • Wednesday, January 20

“Nisource and Public Policy in the Utility Industry” presented by Angie Nelson – Public Affairs Director, Nipsco

  • Wednesday, January 27

“Everyone In: Bridging Divides to Create Healthy, Sustainable Communities” presented by John Harris – Principal, a5 Branding and Digital

  • Wednesday, February 3

“Revolution? What Revolution?” presented by TJ Kanczuzewski – President, Inovateus Solar

  • Wednesday, February 10

“Fishy Business: The Triple-Bottom Line and Sustainability” presented by Jan Pilarski and Chris Tidmarsh – Directors, Green Bridge Growers

  • Wednesday, February 17

“Increasing Shareholder Value Through Sustainability” presented by Doug Way – VP of Administration and Management, 1st Source Bank

  • Wednesday, February 24

“Smart Streets, Smart Sewers, Smart Citizens: The Infrastructure of Sustainable Living” presented by Therese Dorau – Director, South Bend Office of Sustainability

  • Wednesday, March 2

“Let’s Greenovate: Children Bringing Light to Rural Africa” presented by Boniface Njuguna – Founder, Green Youth Foundation

  • Wednesday, March 9

“Biodiversity Conservation on a Rapidly Changing Landscape” presented by Dave Case – President, DJ Case and Associates

  • Wednesday, March 23

“Sustainability and Living Justly” presented by Becky Reimbold – Proprietor, Just Goods

  • Wednesday, March 30

“Co-operating to Create a Sustainable Grocery in Downtown South Bend” presented by Greg Koehler – Manager, Purple Porch Co-op

  • Wednesday, April 6

“Sustainability: An Environmental Entrepreneur’s Perspective” presented by Robert Colangelo – President, Green Sense Farms

The lecture series is made possible through underwriting by a5, Inovateus Solar, Nipsco, and 88.1 WVPE. For more information on the Center for a Sustainable Future and its lecture series, please contact: Mike Keen, Director at mkeen@iusb.edu.

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