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 on a monthly basis. 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 will take place at 11:30 in the Patton Dining Hall.
January 16th: Karen Wilson from Caraustar Recycling. Caraustar is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard products. Karen also serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Recycling Coalition, where she was elected to represent Caraustar.
February 13th: Leah Dixon from the Georgia Conservancy. The Georgia Conservancy works to protect Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement, and collaboration. As Advocacy Director, Leah works to protect the environment through our state legislature, pushing for conservation bills.
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.