SELFsustain Conference

Calling all student leaders! April 7th-8th, the University of Minnesota System will be hosting its annual conference for students involved in sustainability from all five U of M campuses. The event is called Student Engagement Leadership Forum (SELF) Sustain, and will bring students together from across disciplines to talk about sustainability and their shared interests. This year SELFsustain will be hosted by the Twin Cities campus.

Initiated through the University of Minnesota’s Systemwide Strategic Sustainability Committee, the event is a two-day “retreat” with the intention providing undergraduates the opportunity to share their sustainability efforts and to hear what their peers from other campuses are doing. SELFsustain connects students to one another to share projects ideas and build collaborations

The location of SELFsustain rotates between the different UMN campuses, providing students with the opportunity to meet people from their own and other campuses and experience unique sustainability components of each campus.

Fast Facts About SELFsustain

  • It’s FREE!
  • Food for all!
  • Transportation and housing for non-Twin Cities students is provided!

New this year! SELFsustain students will have the opportunity to present in the Sustainability and Energy Expo, co-hosted by the Institute on the Environment and the UMN Energy Club.

2017 Schedule:

Friday, April 7th

Sustainability & Energy Expo Noon-5:30 pm (or as early as 10 am)
SELF-Sustain Mixer & Dinner 5:30 pm
Robin Wall Kimmerer talk 7 pm
University Inn housing provided for non-Twin Cities students

Saturday, April 8th

Tour at Cornercopia, Student Organic Farm 8:45-9:45am
Tour at West Bank Community Garden 10:15-11:30am
“Uncomfortable” Lunch & food system discussion 11:30am-1:00pm
SELF-sustain Roundtable and wrap-up 1:00-3:15pm

Students from all University of Minnesota campuses are welcome! Limited spaces are available.

Register now!