Stay tuned for updates about where you can hear our awesome sustainability speakers!
These events, open to the public, begin with a presentation from our speaker and end with time for a Q&A session. Bring any and all questions!
If you are interested in either speaking at our Fall 2019 Speaker Series or partnering with us to host a speaker, contact us.
Fall 2018 Speaker Series Program
Recycle, Compost, or Landfill? – Zero Waste at UT
Monday, Sept. 24
Join UT Resource Recovery and UT Housing and Dining to learn about navigating the three waste streams at UT – Recycling, Compost, and Landfill Trash – as well at UT’s Zero Waste by 2020 Goal! No more lingering around bins trying to decide what goes where.
“Green-Washing” – What It Is & How To Spot It
Monday, Oct. 8
Join Lucy Atkinson in exploring how advertisers use “green-washing” and a falsely created image of corporate sustainability to deceive consumers. Lucy Atkinson is an Associate Professor from the Moody College of Communication and conducts research focused on the intersection of politics and consumer behavior.
Savanna Ecology and Fires in Botswana
Monday, Oct. 22
Thoralf Meyer, from the College of Liberal Arts, will join the CEC in discussing the ecological role of fires in a savanna climate and the perception humans have on fires and their ecological consequences. Come learn about how we can relate this to our own Central Texas climate.
Monday, Nov. 19 – !!!LOCATION CHANGE!!! CPE 2.206
How critical are rain forests to the health of our planet? Well… a ton! And if you don’t believe us, come meet Sean McHugh and Jaz McKibben with the Rainforest Partnership, an Austin-based non-profit that partners with indigenous communities in the Amazon to create sustainable livelihoods and protect the rainforest. Come out and hear their fascinating presentation with videos and stories of their trip in Peru, their amazing scientific discoveries, and what it means for the conservation status of the area!