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April 2017

Sustainability & Energy Expo

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mississippi Room – Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Free

Calling all undergraduate, graduate and professional students at the University of Minnesota! Do you have a project with a sustainability angle? Abstracts are being accepted until February 24!

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Combating Microbial Terrorists: How to End Our Preparedness Stalemate

April 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mississippi Room – Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Free

Join us for the University of Minnesota's Consortium on Law & Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences' Spring Lecture Series.

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Elizabeth Kolbert Event

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Northrop Theater, 84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free - $25

The Institute on the Environment is a Campus Co-Sponsor for an important upcoming event featuring esteemed science journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, speaking on her 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning book: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

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Frontiers in the Environment

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Digitial Technology Center, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Environmental education in a post-fact world. Featuring Teri Balser, Dean of Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University.

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Challenge of Science Leadership Workshop

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 5:30 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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$300

A training covering strategic planning and techniques for building more effective research and outreach programs.

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The 35th National Pesticide Forum, Healthy Hives, Healthy Lives, Healthy Land

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - April 29 @ 10:30 pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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$20 - $170

The 35th National Pesticide Forum, Healthy Hives, Healthy Lives, Healthy Land, will focus on the adoption of policies to protect human health and the environment, and organic land and building management strategies. The Forum, with its broad range of speakers and collaborators, will provide an opportunity for grassroots advocates, students, scientists, and policy makers to share efforts in building local, state and national strategies for strength and growth.

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May 2017

Valuing Environmental Risk Through Financial Assurance Planning in Copper-Nickel Mining: A Case Study

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Join the Institute on the Environment for a presentation from Jim Kuipers, international expert on financial assurance for mining.

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Cultural Continuity and Sustainability in the Gullah/Geechee Sea Islands

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Join the Institute on the Environment for an interactive discussion with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Elder Carlie Towne of the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network on the components of cultural continuation that are often left out of the discussions of sustainability and adaptation.

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National Adaptation Forum

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd
St Paul, MN 55102 United States
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The National Adaptation Forum is the gathering of the adaptation minded. Since the forum is created by and for the members of the adaptation community, the meeting focuses on issues of the day — established and emerging. For more information on the events and registration, please see the this website.

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“We Watch the Stream” Environmental Art Exhibit and Reception

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, 2522 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418-3329 United States
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Free

Join Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to celebrate the opening of We Watch the Stream: Impressions from River Journey, an art exhibit by artist and educator Jonee Kulman Brigham in collaboration with River’s Edge Academy.

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