School of Global Environmental Sustainability celebrates 10 years with symposium March 26

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As a culmination of festivities marking its 10-year anniversary, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University will host a symposium March 26 offering a variety of perspectives on sustainability.

The event will be held at the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom C from 12 – 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public, though registration is required:

View the detailed agenda.

Keynote speakers

Pam Matson, a professor and former dean of the Stanford University School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, will talk about linking science with action.

Sir Robert Watson, a British chemist who has been described as the global leader in devising and implementing scientific assessments will talk about climate change and loss of biodiversity. Watson is the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity Ecosystem Services and served as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Sustainability Leadership

Colorado State University President Tony Frank, former CEO of New Belgium Brewing Kim Jordan and Bill Ritter, Jr, former governor of Colorado and founder of the Center for the New Energy Economy will take part in a panel discussion on lessons from academia, business, government and science.

University Distinguished Professor Diana Wall and Professor Tom Lovejoy from George Mason University will round out this panel.

Other topics include:

  • a conversation with early career scientists about the future of sustainability
  • the Green New Deal
  • Thinning of Species, a performance art piece from scientists, creative writers and poets.

Register for the event.