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Sustainability October 26, 2020
River Stewards hosting online river sign visioning event Wednesday

The 2021 River Stewards senior cohort plans to create and place educational and interpretive signage along the Great Miami River about river and water quality; habitat and species; ways to recreate and safely enjoy the river; and sense of place and stewardship. To help decide what signs should be installed, they invite University of Dayton students, staff and faculty to join them for a visioning event from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, via this Zoom link.

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Sustainability October 19, 2020
HSI education team seeks volunteers from all majors to inform fellow students about sustainability
The Hanley Sustainability Institute’s education team is seeking volunteers from all majors to inform fellow students about sustainability. HSI student leader Claire Sullivan said interested students can watch this video to learn more about what the education team does such as facilitating “Flyers Go Green” events, the conscious living chats and other outreach opportunities. Applications close Nov. 10.
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Sustainability October 16, 2020
Kendi among keynote speakers at Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education; UD email-account holders get free registration

Nine experts are keynote speakers for the Oct. 20-22 virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), which carries the theme, “Mobilizing for a Just Transition.” The University of Dayton is a host institution for the conference, which allows anyone with a email account to register here for free. On the submit payment page, enter discount code UDAYTONEDU093020, which should drop the total due to $0.00. One huge benefit of host status is access to 70-plus live presentations and more than 300-plus on-demand sessions until Nov. 22.

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Sustainability October 13, 2020
Update to University of Dayton carbon neutrality study among presentations in global sustainability conference
The update to a study on making the University of Dayton carbon neutral by 2025 is among the UD presentations at the 2020 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education. UD's host status enables free registration for anyone with a email address (by entering the discount code UDAYTONEDU093020) and allows access to more than 300 on-demand sessions until Nov. 22. Led by former graduate assistant Ryan Shea, the study shows that converting UD into a fully-electrified, renewably powered, carbon-neutral campus by 2025 would increase costs by just 2.4 percent over a 30-year period.
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Sustainability October 12, 2020
Running down goals: UD student-athlete joins sustainability major’s energy track
Melissa Weidner took one sustainability class to see if that would be a major she would like. She said the course "confirmed my passion" and she chose the energy track of the sustainability major. The sophomore also is a UD athlete on the track and cross country teams.
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Sustainability October 07, 2020
Summer 2020 HSI work: GAs completing UD’s resilience assessment for Second Nature climate commitment
Hanley Sustainability Institute graduate assistants Lauren Wolford and Meg Maloney are leading the University of Dayton’s resilience assessment as part of UD’s Second Nature climate commitment to plan for climate resilience. They talked to 50-60 community stakeholders about resilience planning in and around Dayton. “Because of what we’re all currently living in, it was really easy to have these conversations specifically around the pandemic,” Wolford said. “It was inspiring to hear from different organizations.”
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Sustainability October 06, 2020
Reeb, Piso named HSI’s first faculty affiliates
Zachary Piso, an assistant professor in philosophy, and Roger Reeb, a professor of psychology and former Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences, were both recently named Hanley Sustainability Institute affiliates. Both already are HSI sustainability scholars.
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Sustainability October 05, 2020
UD a host institution for the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education; registration free for UD emails

The Hanley Sustainability Institute and the University of Dayton have joined a select group of schools as host institutions for the Oct. 20-22 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE). UD stands alongside Arizona State, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Colorado, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Texas, Wisconsin and others as hosts for a conference with a global audience of innovative professionals and students committed to a more sustainable future. Organized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the event’s theme is “Mobilizing for a Just Transition.”

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Sustainability October 05, 2020
Deadline Oct. 9 for free student poster proposals for the NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference

The National Council for Science and the Environment invites students to submit poster proposals by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, for the NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference. Interested students from NCSE member institutions such as the University of Dayton can enter for free on the NCSE’s registration page. Organizers said poster abstracts should be related to next year’s conference theme: Research to Action: Science and Solutions for a Planet Under Pressure

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Sustainability October 01, 2020
HSI student leader Sullivan on panel session during international development conference
Claire Sullivan, also a Hanley Sustainability Institute leader on the education team, will speak during a United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals session called “Next generation of leaders and SDGs: linking local and global for systemic change" during the Society for International Development conference.
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