2018 Dialog


2018 Thirteenth Annual Dialog on Sustainability

"Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Quality"

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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 Thirteenth Annual Dialog on Sustainability: "Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Quality,"  Saturday, July 21, 2018 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 8:25 a.m.  This year's dialog will focus on two global challenges, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality.  The anticipated audience will include students, faculty, leaders and members of environmental organizations, environmental and health professionals, and members of communities.


Using Low-Cost Monitors to Explore Air Quality in Chicago - Greg Newmark

New Approaches to Air Pollution Mitigation in Urban Areas - Brian Everhart

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions at K-State - Greg Newmark

Improving Air Quality in Industrial Plants - Sathish Santharum

Climate and Health in Kansas - Rachel Myslivy

Building Community Capacity to Improve Air Quality in Intercities - Wendy Griswold

Air Quality and Respiratory Health - Brian Urbszewski

Report on Progress in Kansas City Metro - Kelly Gilbert

Air Pollution and Environmental Justice in Rural and Urban Kansas - Eric KIrkendall and Craig Volland

Green Buildings and Communities - Josh Thede

Solar Generation of Electricity in Kansas - Austin Pfannenstiel

Climate and Health Impacts in Kansas - Steve Corbett



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 16, 2018 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 16 as well. There is no cost to exhibit.

Table & other displays will include:

  • CleanAirNow 
  • Climate & Energy Project
  • Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS)
  • Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Inc.
  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities and Central Kansas Clean Cities
  • Kansas Natural Resource Council (KNRC)
  • Kansas Science Communication Initiative
  • K-State Global Food Systems initiative
  • Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning (LARCP)
  • Lutherans Restoring Creation 
  • Metropolitan Energy Center
  • MHK Solar
  • Sierra Club, Kansas Chapter 
  • Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
  • The Kansas Permaculture Institute
  • USGBC Emerging Professionals

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

  • Gold Sponsor: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (CESAS)
  • Bronze Sponsor: Climate & Energy Project, Lutherans Restoring Creation, Mary Jane Shanklin RN, National Nurses United
  • In-kind Sponsors include: K-State Center for Hazardous Substance Research, K-State Department of Chemical Engineering, K-State Department of LARCP, K-State Engineering Extension, Metropolitan Energy Center , MHK Solar, CleanAirNow, Respiratory Health Association, Jimmy Johns (Manhattan - Aggieville Location), Sierra Club - Kansas Chapter, Jimmy Johns (Manhattan - Aggieville Location)

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

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