FEBRUARY 15, 2019 — NATE FULLER, SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN LAND CONSERVANCY: RESILIENCE PLANNING
What does "resiliency" mean for southwest Michigan? Nate Fuller, Conservation and Stewardship Director for Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, presents on the different approaches being considered to address conservation resiliency for the region, Michigan, and broader eastern United States. Discussion includes other aspects of resiliency such as economics and social justice.
FEBRUARY 1, 2019 — DR. TODD BARKMAN: PLANT SPECIES, COMMUNITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Dr. Barkman discusses the challenges and opportunities with plant species within community conservation and sustainability. Dr. Barkman is a professor of Plant Biology in the Biological Sciences department. His background is in Botany and he has spent the last 20 years studying various aspects of plants.
January 18 , 2019 — Dr. brad bazuin: Solar gardens, collection, and conversion
Dr. Bazuin discusses the history and context of solar energy in Michigan as well as the future of solar cells, panels and arrays, solar energy collection and conversion. He also provides an overview of small and large scale solar demonstrations, as well as classroom-appropriate components that can be used for middle or high-school educators.
December 7, 2018 — Dr. Brandy brown: energy futurist
Dr. Brown discusses her sustainability journey from leading electronic vehicle initiates in Detroit to working with power companies in the Kalamazoo area.
November 9, 2018 — David Clark, Amcor: the future of plastics
Mr. Clark discusses how the packaging industry is reckoning with plastic waste while moving towards more sustainable operations.