Dialog on Sustainability
Dialog on Sustainability
<p><span>&nbsp;</span>Each summer CESAS hosts a Dialog on Sustainability, free and open to the public.</p>

Every summer the Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) and its consortium partners host a Dialog on Sustainability to disseminate information on current sustainability related activities, groups and resources; and to explore opportunities for further collaboration and future funding. Activities include invited speakers, panel discussions, small group dialogs, posters, exhibits and more. Recent titles  have included:

Finding an optimal Path to a Sustainable World

Creating Sustainable Communities

 Green Jobs— Finding the Right Path Forward


Dialogs on Sustainability

<p>The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) is a network of partner organizations choosing to work collaboratively to advance sustainability and sustainable development.</p>

The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) is a network of partner organizations choosing to work collaboratively to advance sustainability and sustainable development. This Consortium brings together cooperative groups focused on sustainability that integrate and connect multidisciplinary research and education efforts in the areas of science, engineering, economics, humanities, and social science. Since sustainable development requires appropriate consideration of both present and future needs, the foundation is the concept of a “Triple Bottom Line” where economic, social, and environmental values are all vital to decision making.

TAB & Green Infrastructure
TAB & Green Infrastructure
<p>The TAB program at KSU helps communities realize sustainable redevelopment of brownfield sites.</p>





Sustainability Aspects of Brownfields Redevelopment

Sustainability means many things to many people. It commonly involves meeting mutually beneficial economic, social and environmental goals, over long periods of time.

Sustainability becomes more and more important in all aspects of redevelopment. The TAB (Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities) program at Kansas State University is assisting communities with revitalization of brownfield sites and can also assist with aspects of sustainable redevelopment. 

If your community is interested in a work session to assess needs, refine goals, or obtain general information, please contact us:

Blase Leven, TAB Coordinator,, 785-532-0780

Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB)
TAB Program
<p>program assists communities in their revitalization efforts of brownfields sites.</p>

EPA has ten regional offices, each of which is responsible for several states and territories. The TAB program at K-State currently works with EPA  Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) and Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska) to provide university educational and technical resources as well as industry/consulting experience to communities affected by environmental issues at brownfield sites. K-State TAB serves as a neutral, non-biased party in a community’s revitalization efforts.

K-State's Techical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program

Welcome to the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University.

The Center for Hazardous Substance Research (CHSR)  was established in 1989 and is part of the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. The purpose of the center is to conduct research, education, and service pertaining to environmental topics, where a reputable, neutral organization is needed to develop technically sound, consensus-based solutions for diverse groups of stakeholders.

Topics of research and other activities include sustainability; environmental assessments and remediation; technical assistance to communities, defense agencies and other organizations; and international programs. Environmental assessment work involves proposed nonlethal defense technologies, and software tools for environmental decision making. Remediation research has focused on contaminated soil and water from agriculture, forestry, mining, and mineral processing, and other industrial activities. Service activities include providing free technical assistance to citizens and other stakeholders who are providing input on cleanup and re-use of EPA Superfund, Brownfield, tribal and other types of sites.

A Brief History of the Center (PDF)