|Sustainability for a Greener Campus talk is Nov. 18|
Guest speakers Troy Goodnough, campus sustainability coordinator and Peter Wyckoff, associate professor of biology and coordinator of the environmental studies discipline at University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) will present a talk, "Leveraging Assets: A Case Study of the Sustainability Initiative at the University of Minnesota, Morris."
Please join us and encourage others to attend the talk at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
As UND takes some first steps toward reducing its carbon footprint, we can exchange ideas with other institutions that are working toward similar goals. UMM, a small public liberal arts college on the western Minnesota prairie, has undertaken a broad sustainability project in the last six years, relating to energy use, food and farming, and waste streams. The UMM sustainability initiative is a work in progress, but key components include a 1.65 MW wind turbine from which the campus currently draws nearly 50 percent of its electricity, with a realistic goal of energy self-sufficiency by 2010. Goodnough and Wyckoff will discuss some of the benefits and challenges that UMM has experienced in developing a greener campus and community partnerships.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Romsdahl at email@example.com .