2016 Dialog


2016 Eleventh Annual Dialog on Sustainability

"Paris Agreement on Climate Change and U.S. Clean Power Plan"

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fielder Auditorium and Atrium, Fiedler Hall in the Engineering Complex
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Free Registration! Free Lunch!

Email your name, affiliation, phone to:

chsr@ksu.edu, 785-532-6519

We invite individuals, communities, and organizations to come prepared to share input, ideas, and information.  In addition to the presentations and dialog, there will be displays, posters, exhibits, lunch (provided), and more.  All who are interested are invited to attend and actively participate in the dialog. There is no registration fee, but please pre-register (above) so that we will have a seat and lunch reserved for you.

Program Agenda


Speaker Notes

The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) and its partners will host the Eleventh Annual Dialog on Sustainability: "Educating Leaders for Sustainable Development" on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Fiedler Hall Auditorium and Atrium, in the Engineering Complex at Kansas State University.  Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the program starts at 8:30 a.m.  This year's dialog will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The anticipated audience will include undergraduate students from U.S. universities who are working on sustainability research projects, leaders and members of environmental organizations, K-Staters, environmental professionals, and members of communities.


Paris Agreement on Climate Change - Bimal Paul

Clean Power Plan - Dorothy Barnett and Olga Khakova

Wind Energy in Kansas - Rorik Peterson 

Solar Energy in Kansas - Scott White

Tables Displays, Posters, Papers, and Presentations

We encourage you to bring information to share (e.g., brochures, flyers, fact sheets, etc.) on sustainable activities that your organization is involved with. Also, posters, exhibits, university course descriptions, and information on future sustainability events are invited. Tables will be available. For posters, please send title and author information by July 15, 2016 so we can reserve poster space for your poster. For exhibits, course description listings, and displays, or if you require table space for handouts, please inform chsr@ksu.edu of your needs by July 15 as well. There is no cost to exhibit.

Table & other displays will include:

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

  • Gold Sponsor: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS)
  • Silver Sponsor: Cromwell Solar
  • Bronze Sponsor: Kansas Natural Resource Council
  • In-kind Sponsors include: Briggs Auto Group / Nissan Group of North America; Center for Engagement and Community Development; Center for Hazardous Substance Research; Climate & Energy Project; EDP Renewables North America; Eden Vigil; Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy; Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club; Kansas Women's Environmental Network;
    KSU Student and Faculty Services; Lutherans Restoring Creation; Mark Moser, LLC; Westar Energy

Co-sponsorship is encouraged to assist with travel and event expenses; contributors will receive a certificate of sponsorship and be recognized in the program for contributions as follows:

Gold:  $500 and greater;     Silver:  $250 and up to $500;    
Bronze:  $100 and up to $250

For more information on this important event, please contact:
Larry E. Erickson, lerick@ksu.edu, (785) 532-4313 or
Sheree Walsh, chsr@ksu.edu, (785)-532-6519

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