SELFsustain Conference

Calling all student leaders! Each spring, Student Engagement Leadership Forum (SELF) Sustain brings students together from across disciplines and all University of Minnesota campuses to talk about sustainability and their shared interests. 

In 2018, the University of Minnesota Duluth hosted our annual system-wide conference on March 23rd and 24th for students involved in sustainability from all five U of M campuses.  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. SELF Sustain connects students to one another to share projects ideas and build collaborations

The location of SELF Sustain 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.

Click here for a sample application from Spring 2018   

Fast Facts About SELFsustain

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

Past Schedule for SELF-sustain 2017 – Hosted by UM-Twin Cities

Friday, April 7th

Sustainability & Energy Expo Noon-5:30 pm (or as early as 10 am)

Alternating years when SELF-sustain is hosted in the Twin Cities, 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.
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.