University of Northern Iowa Campus
Center for Energy Environmental Education
8106 Jennings Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
PARKING for event 8am-5pm Fri in Lot across from CEEE ONLY or you may be ticketed. See Map. Other times of the conference you are allowed to park in any lot.
University of Northern Iowa
Please join us for dialogue and action as we envision a sustainable world and the transformation needed to create it. Students, community, faculty and staff are invited to attend and contribute your voice to a shared vision of a sustainable future.
Speakers at the years event include
Majora Carter is an urban revitalization strategist and public radio host, from the South Bronx area of New York City. Carter founded the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx before entering the private sector. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 when few were talking about “sustainability”; and even fewer, in places like The South Bronx.Since 2008, her consulting company, MCG has exported Climate Adaptation, Urban Revitalization, and Leadership Development strategies for Business, Government, Foundations, Universities, and economically under-performing Communities.
Majora hosts the Peabody Award winning public-radio series: The Promised Land. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship.Andres Edwards
Andrés Edwards is an educator, award-winning author, media designer and sustainability consultant. He is founder and president of EduTracks with a focus on green business initiatives, energy management, and sustainability planning. He is the author of several foundational books on sustainability, including Thriving beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society, which in 2011 won a Gold Medal, Living Now Book Award, Social Activism. Andres, through his authorship, is leading the way in relocalization, green commerce, ecological design, environmental conservation and social transformation. He is a member of the US Partnership, United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Program.
Winona LaDuke (born 1959) (Anishinaabe) is an American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for vice president as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader.
She is currently the executive director of both Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project, which she founded at White Earth Reservation in 1989. She started living at the reservation for the first time in 1982, after graduating from college, and worked as a principal of a high school. LaDuke became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping found the Indigenous Women's Network in 1985 and becoming involved in continuing struggles to regain reservation land lost since allotments to individual households in the nineteenth century. The WELRP holds land in a conservation trust for the benefit of the tribe.
Posters are being sought from students, faculty, staff and community members attending the conference which can be informational or research-oriented. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to; energy, agriculture, business and commerce, building and city design, and ecosystems. These posters should present a clear message about sustainability. Please send a paragraph abstract of your poster for consideration by March 15, 2013 to