The university community and the public are invited to join the discussion surrounding the challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable future in Colorado State University’s first International Colloquium on Global Challenges for Sustainability, Sept. 9-11. Fifteen separate sessions are planned, and the international colloquium is free and open to the public.
“Sustainability can be defined as using Earth’s resources at a rate that can be replenished for future generations. This colloquium brings together students and experts from multiple disciplines to address critical environmental issues and provide solutions,” said Diana Wall, director of the university’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability.
Session topics will include biodiversity and saving life on Earth, global energy solutions, sustainable business, Smart Grids, government policies for sustainability, institutional innovation, wind energy, water issues, agricultural growth and soil sustainability, global environmental health and several others. Representatives of all eight colleges will present sessions on sustainability issues that are related to their respective fields of study.
“The purpose of the International Colloquium is to showcase work being done on sustainability across the campus. These 15 sessions over three days demonstrate CSU’s broad-based commitment to sustainability,” said Jim Cooney, vice provost for international affairs at CSU.
For a full schedule and more information, visit http://wsprod.colostate.edu/cwis30/2007/main/files/adtest.asp.
The colloquium has been organized by CSU’s Office of International Programs and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability with support from the Office of the President and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Engagement.