Sustainability Speaker Series
The Sustainability Speaker Series encourages students, faculty members, and community members to engage with each other while gaining knowledge and perspective on sustainability issues. Through a Lunch-and-Learn setting, speakers and attendees can harbor discussion in a relaxed atmosphere monthly. Experts from the corporate and nonprofit sectors, researchers, faculty, policy-makers, and other influential people in the field of sustainability discuss their work, answer questions, and network with students.
Sustainability Initiatives is partnering with PantherDining to utilize resources already in place to promote sustainability at Georgia State and foster an engaged university community. Passionate speakers and students can boost interest in sustainability practices, research, internships, and careers, all while meeting fresh faces and new ideas. All events, with the exception of March 20th, will take place at 11:30 in the Patton Dining Hall. March 20th’s event will take place at 11:30 in Student Center East, Room 217.
March 20th: John Lanier from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Holding a doctorate in law, John worked with nonprofits and federal taxation as a lawyer before becoming the executive director of his late grandfather’s foundation which is committed to sustainability and creating a better world for tomorrow’s child through funding, education, inspiring, and connecting today’s leaders. !!!This event will take place in SCE 217!!!
April 17th: Speaker TBD
April 22nd: We are celebrating Earth Day with the President of the Ethical Choices Program, Lorena Mucke. As President and CEO, Lorena is the heart and soul of the organization, leading the program since founding it in late 2015. Her vision for a non-profit education program that informs teenagers and adults about the effects of food choices on our health, the environment and animals has been realized and continues to reach students and others throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. ECP is now the nation’s largest, most effective non-profit education program focused on the issues related to animal agriculture and its effects on the whole planet.