Sustainable Tuesdays Return!
Sustainable Tuesdays, the immensely popular lecture series that examines sustainability issues facing the built and natural environments, returns this semester with an exciting roster of topics and speakers. Experts participating this year, which include UMD faculty, industry professionals, policy makers and stakeholders, will cover a host of topics related to the environment, campus issues, transportation and smart growth. Sustainable Tuesdays is run as part of “ARCH 289i: Sustainability and the University of Maryland”, a course taught by Professor Emeritus Ralph Bennett. Lectures run every Tuesday at 4:30 PM in first floor auditorium at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and are open to the public. The series is co-sponsored by the University's Office of Sustainability.
Sustainable Tuesdays spring line-up, 2013:
- January 29: Sustainability and the College Park Campus
VP Robert Specter, UM Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Scott Lupin, Director, UM Sustainability Office
- February 5: Resilience, Mitigation and Adaptation to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in Maryland
Zoe Johnson, Office for a Sustainable Future, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- February 12: Food and Sustainability at College Park (Tent.)
Colleen Wright-Riva, Director, Greg Thompson, Assistant Director, Dining Services
- February 19: Is Sustainability Sustainable?
Dr. Marla MacIntosh, Professor of Plant Science
- February 26: Global Warming Explained
Dr. Ross Salawitch, Department of Chemistry
- March 5: Buying Electricity and Gas for a BIG User
Joan Kowal, Energy Manager, Univ. of Maryland; Energy Advisor, Univ. System of Maryland
- March 12: Smart Growth: What is it? Why is it Important?
Dr. James Cohen, Director, Planning Program, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
March 26: Getting Here is All the Fun
David Allen, Director, Transportation Services
- April 2: Energy Research at College Park: The Maryland Energy Research Center
Dr. Eric Wachsman, Director
- April 9: Existing and Emerging Education Opportunities in Sustainability at College Park
Prof. Robert Sprinkle, School of Public Policy, Co-Director, Sustainability Minor
- April 16: The Global Importance of Sustainability
Julie Gabrielli, NCARB, LEED-AP, Architect, founder GoforChange, green business consultants
- April 23: Student Initiatives in Sustainability at College Park
Bryan Arias, Student Sustainability Committee, SGA, other student leaders
- April 30: College Park - What the Neighbors are Doing
Hon. Andy Fellows, Mayor, College Park (others)
- May 7: University of Maryland College Park, Facilities Master Plan
Brenda Testa (invited) Director, Dept. of Facilities Planning; Bill Mallari, Ass't. Director, Campus Development