Sustainability Education Summit

The Sustainability Education Summit will still be happening this Friday from 12-3 pm on all University of Minnesota campuses and online!

We hope you were able to stay warm during the past frozen days. We look forward to seeing you at the Sustainability Education Summit tomorrow!

Here are a couple of need-to-knows to ensure the event runs smoothly.

You can still register to attend online!

In-person event registration is closed, however day of admission will be allowed!

View the agenda for the event here.

~ Go to where the online live stream will start at 12 pm
~ Join the online conversation at
~ After each Teaching Sustainability presentation (see agenda below) you can submit a question to the educator on youtubelink chat or on Twitter #sustsummit19

~ Minnesota locations are listed on below
~ To submit a question for the Q&A fill out an index card (given to you at event) and hand them to your event coordinator

Social media: #sustsummit19 – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

In-person event locations and directions

  • Twin Cities: Learning and Environmental Sciences (LES) Building Room 380, University of Minnesota Saint Paul. How to get to LES
  • Crookston: Sargeant Student Center, Bede Ballroom C,D, & E, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716
  • Morris: Humanities Fine Arts Building (HFA) Room 45, University of Minnesota Morris. How to get to HFA
  • Duluth: Griggs Center, (Kirby Student Center 201) University of Minnesota Duluth 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3085]
  • Rochester:  University Square room 419 How to get to UMR

Join the discussion! Your sustainability question could become an article!

  • The Sustainability Education Flipgrid is an online discussion platform for people to pose and respond to topics and questions related to sustainability education.
  • We have partnered with Ensia, an online, environmental magazine! They will look at all the questions on the Summit Flipgrid and choose one to investigate for an article published on their online magazine!

Agenda for the Sustainability Education Summit

Teaching Sustainability across Disciplines

Five University of Minnesota educators from Crookston, Duluth, and the Twin Cities share innovative, interdisciplinary pedagogy in sustainability education. All presentations are video-based and will be followed up with live stream Q & A. All Summit attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions through the Youtube live chat or Twitter (online) or index cards (in-person).

  • David Syring
    Fellow since 2017
    Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology
    University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Jane Wissinger
    Fellow since 2017
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Katy Chapman
    Fellow since 2017
    Math, Science and Technology Department
    University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Linda Buturian
    Fellow since 2017
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Paul Imbertson
    Fellow since 2017
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Campus visits: Place-based Education

University of Minnesota Duluth, Morris, Crookston, and Twin Cities campuses present short videos displaying how their campus teaches sustainability through the use of their campus and relation with land. The videos will be followed up by discussion and activities at the in-person events.

Closing Activities and online discussion

The Summit will conclude with reflective discussion about sustainability education at the in-person events, and online conversation will continue on the Summit Flipgrid.

We look forward to your attendance and participation!

With any questions or concerns contact Peter Levin,