Sustainability Summit


The first ever Sustainability Summit at UGA, a day-long event that combines the Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR) Sustainability Science Symposium with the Office of Sustainability’s Semester in Review.

9 – 11 AM
Faculty and Graduate Student Workshops

Arts and Sustainability
Mentoring Interdisciplinary Graduate Students

11 AM – 1 PM
Office of Sustainability Semester in Review

Semester in Review will provide an opportunity for engagement, collaboration, and a shared celebration of all the projects and initiatives that have taken place this semester to further sustainability. The celebration will include welcoming remarks, a half-hour presentation by Office of Sustainability Interns, an announcement of winners of the 2016 Sustainability Grant winners, poster presentations and table displays, and a light lunch.

1 – 4 PM
Sustainability Science Symposium: Meeting Georgia’s Sustainability Challenges

Featuring presentations on urban stream restoration, bioenergy, water policy, sea level rise, art and environment, and sustainable agriculture by Kyle McKay, Laurie Fowler, Mark Callahan, Jill Gambill, Nik Heynen, Liz Kramer, Puneet Dwivedi and Dennis Hancock.

4 – 6 PM
Poster Session and Closing Reception

Arts and Sustainability Workshop
Tuesday, December 6 from 9-11 AM
Jackson Street Building

Open to graduate students and faculty
Registration: Full


The goal of this workshop is to explore ways that sustainability issues are described, framed, and analogized across multiple fields and perspectives. How do specific disciplines name these issues? How is sustainability represented in popular culture? What discourses seem most important? The workshop will be designed to foster interdisciplinary conversation and to refine communication strategies.