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In partnership with Central Community College, WasteCap Nebraska, and the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, MCC is excited to announce the second year of 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.

All presentations will be streamed live to FOC Building 10, Room 110 and SOC Mahoney, Room 204. You may also watch online via the livestream (password SLPS). Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session. You can participate in the live Q & A during the presentation by tweeting your question using the hashtag #SLPSThursday.

All events are free and open to the public!

 

Schedule of Events

Each event takes place the first Thursday of the month, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

Fort Omaha Campus - Building 10, Room 110

December 4

Sustainable Rebuilding Post-Disaster:

The Story of Greensburg, Kansas

Mayor Bob Dixson of Greensburg, Kansas will talk about the rebuilding of the town after a tornado leveled the community in 2007. From sustainable buildings to municipal infrastructure, the City of Greensburg considered costs, the environment, and the impact on its residents as they rebuilt strategically for the future. Mayor Dixson will discuss Greensburg's story, renewable energy, the heritage of sustainability in the Heartland, and how he believes we can make a better place for future generations.

November 6

 

 

Green Matters - How You Can Make a Difference

Presenting live from the United Kingdom, we are excited to welcome Julia Hailes as our November SLPS speaker.  Julia has authored and co-authored nine books, including the best-selling, The Green Consumer Guide. Julia co-founded an African charity, Haller, which is launching a new app on sustainable farming in Kenya, this November.  In 1987, she co-founded SustainAbility, an environmental consultancy focused on providing sustainable solutions to businesses.  Julia was the recipient of the UN Global 500 Award in 1992 for outstanding environmental achievement; and in 1999 received an MBE, which is an award presented by the Queen for serving as an outstanding example and for service to one’s country.

As a writer, consultant, green entrepreneur and speaker, Julia will bring unique content and learning to our monthly series.  From information on greening your home, sustainable food consumption, to electronic waste, Julia will share stories of her travels and research.  Hear what sparked her interest in environmental sustainability and inspired her career in environmental communications.  We hope you join us to learn from Julia, in our journey in building and educating for a sustainable future!

October 2

Renewable & Clean Fuel Technologies:

The Future of Transportation, Today

Fueled transportation is an everyday need for most Americans.  There are exciting technologies that allow us to get around without the fossil fuels that destroy our air quality and climate. Three leading experts will present diverse options for fueling and powering personal and commercial vehicles, and answer your questions – about technology, what currently exists, and what the future will hold. The speakers will cover biofuels, including biodiesel, corn ethanol, and advanced biofuels from next-generation sources such as cellulosic biomass and algae. They will also cover electric vehicles and discuss which technologies and fuels currently offer the best potential for a sustainable future. Our presentation panel will describe the benefits and limitations of each, and how these technologies are shaping the future of transportation. We hope you join us to learn and grow in our understanding of sustainable transportation.

Featured Speakers:

Jim Stark, Green Plains Renewable Energy

Scott Williams, PhD, Omaha Biofuels Coop

Bill Moore, EV World

September 4

Wind and Renewable Energy: Nebraska's Growth Opportunity

Dan McGuire, co-chair of the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference, presents on all topics "wind". With a Nebraska farm background and a degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska– Lincoln, he has spent his career leading agricultural organizations and developing and advocating for state and national renewable energy policy and programs for the benefit of rural America.

As a Nebraska leader in developing wind energy programs, outreach and public education projects, McGuire discusses his experience and presents information on a variety of wind energy topics, ranging from economic impacts and environmental benefits to career development and educational programs from K-12 to college. He will also focus on Nebraska's wind energy growth potential.


 

 

Please view 13-14 Sustainability Leadership Presentation Series here.

Metropolitan Community College is happy to partner with Central Community College again this year and excited to welcome new partners, WasteCap Nebraska and Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities to this series!

 
 
 
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