Hubbard Sustainability Series


The Claire M. Hubbard Foundation Sustainability Series is a quarterly event at MCC at Do Space that allows speakers to inform the public about the importance of sustainability on a local, regional and national level. These speakers will show that the sustainability problems and their solutions can begin locally, but need everyone’s attention to help keep the community, the country and even the planet operating smoothly. The topic and its experts change every quarter, and this quarter is focused on water. 


Gitanjali RaoGitanjali Rao, America’s Top Young Scientist (2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge)
Gitanjali Rao is 12 years old and a seventh-grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She was recently named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge after inventing a device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques. She is also the winner of a world-wide Paradigm challenge. She is an active STEM promoter and is involved in promoting STEM based activities in schools, clubs and the community. She recently gave two TEDx talks apart from speaking in several girls' conferences and was a UNICEF panelist about the role of Youth to power the planet.

Shannon Bartelt-HuntShannon Bartelt-Hunt, professor of Civil Engineering; professor of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, UNL
Shannon Bartelt-Hunt received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia and her research focuses on the fate and transport of biologically-active organic contaminants in agricultural systems and water reuse in agriculture. She is a faculty fellow of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and maintains a courtesy appointment in the Department of Environmental, Occupational and Agricultural Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Eric Williams

Eric Williams, natural resources planner, NRD
Eric Williams has worked for more than a decade to support progressive policy, and to conserve and protect natural resources in Omaha. He is the natural resources planner at the Papio-Missouri River NRD, where his work focuses on planning and construction of trails for active transportation, recreation and access to natural resources. To continue and expand his work on energy policy, Williams is running for the Board of Directors at the public electric utility, the Omaha Public Power District.

A Q&A segment with all three speakers will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. 

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, 4-6 p.m.
WHERE: MCC at Do Space
                  7205 Dodge Road
 (second floor)
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Registration is optional


Past Events:

July 14, 2018 - Climate Change
July 14, 2018

March 28, 2018 - Trees
Hubbard Sustainability Series - March 28, 2018

November 30, 2017
Hubbard Sustainability Series - November 30, 2017