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Sustainability Guest Speakers

Professional Staff

Student Ambassadors

The Office of Sustainability and the Environment's professional staff have a combined 30 years of experience working in a variety of sustainability fields.  We are often requested to speak at meetings and events, as well as in classrooms, on subjects ranging from climate change to water, and many topics in between.  Below is a list of topics we have previously prepared and presented.  If you would like to request one of the presentations below, or if you would like to inquire about a presentation for a topic not listed, please fill out the form below. Our Student Ambassadors are also very well prepared to speak on numerous sustainability topics, and can offer a unique student perspective that helps University of Iowa students understand how they can be more sustainable in their communities. These ambassadors can present chosen topics to student orgs, sports clubs, FSL, etc.  They also give insight on what our office does and how students can get involved with our work. If you would like to request one of the presentations below, or if you would like to inquire about a presentation for a topic not listed, please fill out the form below.

Presentation Topics

Undergraduate sustainability research opportunities

Sustainability on campus

Active transportation (e.g., biking)

Our campus as a living laboratory

Careers in sustainability

Sustainability marketing and behavior change

Sustainable materials management

Recycling on campus

Composting on campus

Climate and consumption

Waste - What is waste | History of waste | The lifecycle of stuff | Waste pickers/scavengers in first and thrid world countries | Plastic | Electronic waste | Medical/biomedical waste | Marine debris | Toxic and hazardous waste | Food waste | Disaster waste | Emerging threats: space waste in the age of Space X | Waste solutions and the future of waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation Topics

Waste reduction and recycling

Composting

Sustainable event planning

Value of local food and farmers markets

Representation in sustainability

How to get involved with Iowa City sustainability

UISG Green Initiatives Fund

Sustainability major and certificate program

Course projects in sustainability

Greenhouse gases (laws, calculations, control technologies)

Pesticides (what are they, what do they do, laws and programs)

Environmental Engineering major

Sustainable communications

How to talk about sustainability

How can sustainability be incorporated into your major/club/department

Apartment sustainability

An overview of social, economic, and environmental sustainability

 

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