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Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series

Metropolitan Community College is excited to announce the seventh year of a monthly presentation series on topics related to sustainability, energy, the environment and how they apply to you. We are committed to leading and fostering a sustainable environment for our community. Our partnerships include:

All events are free and open to the public! Please see below for access information for each event.

Previous sessions can be found on the SLPS YouTube channel.

Schedule of 2020-21 Events

Date Speakers  Topic Link and Locations
September 1st

Timothy Wentz, Dr. Adam Wagler, Linda Pickett, Katherine Nashleanas, David Grosselin, Prabs Shrestha

 UNL's Sustainability & Resilience Master Plan Discussion
This presentation features the Executive Council and Co-chairs of UNL's Chancellor's Commission on Environment, Sustainability, and Resilience discussing the draft of UNL's first-ever sustainability and resilience master plan. The panelists will share information about the history of sustainability at UNL's first-ever sustainability and resilience master plan. The panelists will share information about the history of sustainability at UNL, highlights of the plan, the process of designing the plan, and lessons learned from the process. 

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October 13th n/a Finding the Silver Lining and Strengthening Recycling in the New World *Paid Ticket Required*
Kate Bailey and Megan Jackson present. Following massive upheaval and unparalleled struggles over the past three years, the recycling industry is now attracting unprecedented investments to rebuild and expand the U.S. recycling. New funding, policies and partners are coming together to help transform recycling from a waste management strategy to a key foundation of a circular economy. This upbeat presentation will focus on the silver lining of the recent turmoil and solution-based approaches to building resiliency and strengthening recycling in local programs. 
This event is part of the Nebraska Recycling Council Conference. For 10% off your ticket price, use code SLPS.
View Finding the Silver Lining and Strengthening Recycling in the New World recording here
Thursday, November 12th,
Susan Kidd, Scott College
Ben Newton, Central Community College
John Pumilio, Colgate University
Aurora Sharrard, University of Pittsburgh
Climate Projects: Turning Ideas into Actions with the Support of the Acceleration Fund
Join this session to learn from schools awarded grant funding through the Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund. Learn about the funds, the projects, what went well, and what obstacles the organizations encountered.
Recording here
Tuesday, December 8th
Dr. Kathleen Allen Leading Regenerative Systems
Join this interactive event to learn about regenerative leadership and how this systems thinking approach can improve your organizations. Dr. Kathleen Allen has lead and consulted organizations on leadership, human development, and organizational development for 20 years. She is the author of Leading from the Roots: Nature Inspired Leadership Lessons for Today's World and has a Doctorate in Leadership from the University of San Diego, CA.
Recording here
February 12th,  2021 Craig Moody When it comes to environmentalism there’s an extremely colorful palette of individuals who make it all possible, working together in different areas such as sustainability, conservation, renewable energy and so much more, to make our area of the world more green. Conservation Nebraska and The Office of Sustainability at UNO have brought together some of the most inspirational environmentalists in Omaha to investigate how they landed where they did and what keeps them motivated.
Craig Moody is a small business owner, community builder, and chair of the OPPD Board of Directors. His personal mission is to catalyze large-scale, systemic change for the better. Over the last four years, he has collaborated with his board colleagues and OPPD staff to create a future for our city that is more sustainable and innovative while keeping electricity affordable. At Verdis, Moody is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations. He is uniquely qualified to help organizations make decisions that are good not only environmentally, but economically. Tune in to learn more about how Craig Moody got inspired to be so engaged in the community and motivated to make a difference!
Zoom link
March 2021 n/a Information posted as it becomes available n/a
April 2021 n/a Information posted as it becomes available n/a

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