Thursday, February 21, 2019

Call For Abstracts: Bucknell 7th Annual Sustainability Symposium April 26-27

The Bucknell University's Center for Sustainability and the Environment will hold its 7th annual Sustainability Symposium "Young People’s World: Making Your Future Energy, Climate & Human Rights" on April 26-27 at various locations on the Bucknell University campus in  Lewisburg.
Organizers of the Conference have issued a call for abstracts from presenters interested in showcasing and share their projects.  Proposals are due March 18.
Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are being sought from all interested parties, including faculty, students, professionals, state and federal environmental agencies, conservancies, watershed groups, and regulators.
Please limit submissions to 400 words or less.  Example topics include, but are not limited to:
-- Climate: Climate change policy; public perceptions of climate change; climate change impacts, adaptations, and mitigation; variability and change; modeling of boundary layer dynamics
-- Community:  Organizational strategies for sustainable communities; community revitalization;  local and global social movements for sustainability, inclusion, climate change action, etc
-- Ecosystems: Impacts of climate change; impacts of energy development; diversity of terrestrial and aquatic life; invasive species
-- Energy: Renewable technologies; energy retrofitting; smart grids; energy policy; transportation
-- Food: Agriculture; food production; food waste; food shortages; farm labor
-- Human Rights: Environmental (in)justice; ethical and moral dimensions of climate change impacts and responses
-- Management: Intersection of business and sustainability; establishing sustainable initiatives; ensuring long-term corporate viability; employee concerns
-- Planning: Sustainable design; green buildings; eco-landscaping; planning for sustainable growth; urbanization and related issues
-- UN Sustainable Development Goals: Particularly related to affordable and clean energy; sustainable cities and communities; climate action, although all 17 SDG areas are welcome
-- Water: Sources and uses; sustainable watershed management; floods and droughts; climate change impacts; equitable access to clean water.
Dr. James Hansen will be the keynote speaker at the Symposium which will also feature Sophie Kivlehan, Dr. Hansen's granddaughter.
Dr. Hansen was formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he directs a program in Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions.
More details will be posted on the Center’s webpage.  Questions should be directed to: or call 570-577-2437.

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