Sustainability Education Summit

The Sustainability Education Summit 2020 will occur on February 28th!

The fourth Sustainability Education Summit is a University of Minnesota system-wide event that presents innovations in teaching sustainability across the disciplines.

Location: In-person events on all University of Minnesota campuses
                  Streamed online
Time: 9am – 12pm U.S. Central time
Questions? Contact – Peter Levin, (IonE Educators Graduate Research Assistant)

The Sustainability Education Summit 2020 is designed by and will feature presentations from current IonE Educators.

IonE Educators at the Sustainability Education Summit 2020:

David Wilsey
Twin Cities , Public Affairs
International Sustainability
Mindy Granley
Duluth , Office of Sustainability
Student engagement 
Dominic Travis
Twin Cities , Veterinary Medicine
Ecosystem Health
Scott Spicer
Twin Cities , Libraries
Media & pedagogy in sustainability

Looking back – Sustainability Education Summit 2019

The Sustainability Education Summit 2019 brought together faculty, students, staff, and people interested in sustainability education from across the University of Minnesota system and online from over 20 different states and 3 countries! It featured presentations from Institute on the Environment Educators on how to teach sustainability in chemistry, engineering, art & science, sustainable life seminars, and through story-telling. The UMN Morris, Duluth, Crookston, and Twin Cities campuses also presented videos displaying how they teach sustainability through place-based education, sustainable infrastructure, and action.

Want to share your feedback on the Summit?

We appreciate your attendance and value your opinion. Please fill out the Summit feedback form and feel free to reach out directly to Peter Levin, with any other feedback.

Did you miss the Summit? Not to worry, you can still watch it!

The entire Summit was recorded and is still available to watch with captions on youtube. See the links below and check out the conversation on the Summit Flipgrid.

Full Stream – Full stream


IonE Educators – Teaching Sustainability

Dr. Linda Buturian  – Story Telling

Dr. Jane Wissinger – Green Chemistry (Q&A with Dr. Lee Penn)

Dr. Katy Chapman – Sust. Life Seminars

Dr. Paul Imbertson – Experiential Engineering

Dr. David Syring – Art & Science

Campus Visits




Twin Cities

Also check out our Summit blog post by Anna Treimer!

Thank you to all of our collaborators!

Center of Educational Innovation

Office of Sustainability, Twin Cities

UMN Libraries

The Summit student workers

And all of our collaborators on the Morris, Crookston, Duluth, and Rochester campuses

The Sustainability Education Summit 2019 was a collaborative project led by the IonE Educators. The current IonE Educators are currently discussing if there will be another Sustainability Education Summit.