2017 Dialog

2017 Twelfth Annual Dialog on Sustainability 
"Climate Change and Health"


Saturday, July 22, 2017 

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.
The Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS) and its partners will host the Twelfth Annual Dialog on Sustainability: "Climate Change and Health,"  on Saturday, July 22, 2017 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 climate change and health.  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.

Health Equity - Ellyn Mulcahy

Air Quality, Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles and Health - Larry Erickson
(No Presentation provided)
Food Production Challenges - Paul Johnson
(No Presentation provided)
Effective Communication - Richard Mabion 
(No Presentation provided)
Engineering at Near Team Carbon Neutrality - Kent Rowe 
(No Presentation provided)
Water Sustainability and Health - Saugata Datta and Larry Erickson 
(No Presentation provided)
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 14, 2017 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 14 as well. There is no cost to exhibit.
Table & other displays will include:
  • Build SMART, LLC
  • CleanAirNow
  • Climate & Energy Project
  • Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS)
  • Engineering Extension Service
  • Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative
  • Friends of the Kaw/Kansas Riverkeepers & Kansas Natural Resource Council
  • Grassland Heritage Foundation
  • Kansas Interfaith Action
  • Kansas Permaculture Institute
  • Kansas Rural Center
  • KSU Landscape Architecture & Regional & Community Planning
  • KSU Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program
  • Konza Portable Solar Tracker & KSU Solar Golf Cart
  • KSU Libraries
  • KSU Master of Public Health Program
  • National Nurses United
  • Oak Grove Fabrication
  • Sierra Club, Kansas Chapter
Thank You to Our Sponsors: 
  • Gold Sponsor: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS)
  • Silver Sponsor: Kansas Sierra Club
  • Bronze Sponsor: Kansas Natural Resource Council, K-State Master of Public Health Program, Kansas Rural Center
  • In-kind Sponsors includeCenter for Engagement and Community Development, Center for Hazardous Substance Research, CleanAirNow, The Climate and Energy Project, Grassland Heritage, Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, Kansas Women's, Environmental Network, Kansas Sierra Club and Clinicient, Inc., Kansas City KS, Branch of the NAACP, Kansas Forest Service, Kansas Interfaith Action, Kansas, Permaculture Collaborative, Kansas Sierra Club and Clinicient, Inc. , Kansas Women's Environmental Network, K-State Engineering Extension Service , K-State Entomology, K-State Geology, K-State Libraries, K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program, Konza Portable Solar Trackers
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
Sheree Walsh,  chsr@ksu.edu, (785)-532-6519