Sustainability Education Summit

Thank you for participating in the 3rd Annual Sustainability Education Summit!

The Sustainability Education Summit is an online and in-person event that shares tools and stories on teaching sustainability.

Have thoughts or comments on how the Summit went? We’d love to hear your input.

Couldn’t make it to the Summit?

You can still watch it in its entirety with captions.

Participants joined us in-person on February 28th in Rochester, Duluth, Crookston, Morris, and the Twin Cities, as well as online from across the U.S. and globally. We watched video-based presentations about stories and tools for teaching sustainability across disciplines. All participants had a chance to share their ideas and converse through

We discussed topics key to sustainability such as indigenous worldviews, student projects, Sustainable Development Goals, media projects, equity, ecosystem health, and much more.

Thank you for coming! 

See you next year!

You can see & add to resources for teaching sustainability

Stay Tuned For Details For Next Year

Stay tuned for information regarding the 2021 Sustainability Education Summit

Questions or Suggestions?

Contact – Peter Levin, (IonE Educators Graduate Research Assistant)

The Sustainability Education Summit 2020 is designed by and featured 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 
Thomas Beery
Kristianstad University , Environmental Education
Sustainable Development Goals
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.

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 Duluth Morris Crookston 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.