The Sackett Sustainability Speaker Series presents UNO Alum and creator of the series, Dr. Penny Sackett. As the inaugural speaker, Dr. Sackett plans to explore “Living as if we have a future on this Earth." The talk examines how humans are pushing the earth beyond its limits to maintain their standard of living, the concept of “planetary boundaries," and climate change and natural resource management.
Sackett provides a vision for the future of the series by addressing several ideas central to sustainability studies today.
About the Sackett Sustainability Speaker Series
The Sackett Sustainability Speaker Series is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion, debate, and engagement around issues of sustainability, the environment, and society. The lecture brings creative, engaging thinkers and problem-solvers to campus in conjunction with Campus Sustainability Month each October. Speakers in the series will support UNO efforts to find sustainable solutions to environmental challenges such as resource management, climate change, waste reduction, and disposal, environmental degradation, ecosystem, and habitat destruction, as well the social and ethical issues surrounding these challenges. The series features a common reading, film, or creative work which interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to examine in advance of the presentation or panel discussion. All members of the UNO community and the general public are welcome to attend this speaker series, which is sponsored and hosted by the Sustainability Minor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Faculty are encouraged to incorporate readings selected by Dr. Sackett to accompany her lecture into their classes. For copies of the readings or for more information please contact Dr. Julie Pelton, Sustainability Minor Director, at email@example.com.