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Hanley Sustainability Institute


In just a short time, HSI has become well known for the creative and impactful conferences and conversations it has brought to UD and the Dayton region. These have ranged from the highly successful Divest/Invest conference, to a scholarly gathering to discuss the vision and call to action of Laudato Si’, to various emerging regional conversations focused on sustainability.

Conversations On and Off Campus

A signature role that HSI has played in the last several years has been to co-sponsor a number of important sustainability-related regional conversations. These have included co-sponsoring the Montgomery County Food Summit, providing a breakout session on water resources at the River Summit, leading a discussion on innovation in water technology in partnership with Dayton’s Water Roundtable, and building a relationship with UD’s nationally recognized Industrial Assessment Center (IAC).

Please check the calendar for new and upcoming events.

2020 Gilvary Symposium

The University of Dayton's Hanley Sustainability Institute, Human Rights Center and School of Law teamed up to lead discussions about the Green New Deal in the Rust Belt.

Growing Local Solar Workshop 2019

On March 20, 2019, UD's Hanley Sustainability Institute co-sponsored the first Growing Local Solar Workshop.

This event was hosted by Green Energy Ohio, the Ohio Environmental Council and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. Event sponsors were MeLink Solar & Geo, the University of Dayton and Solar Power & Light.

Discussing Local Solar Development

This daylong workshop provided community-based tools to enable solar development in Ohio through a series of panel discussions, speakers, a plenary session and a guided tour of the University's solar array.

Selected 2019 Presentations

Hanley Sustainability Institute

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2950