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Symposium 2015-16

Graceland's sustainability inaugural environmental symposium in 2015-16 was a success! 

Want to watch video of presentations from the 2015-16 symposium? Click on the name of the speech below:

 

"Renewable Energy to the Rescue!" 

Presented by: Tom Wind, Owner of wind utility consulting

"Scaling Organic Food Production: The View from the Nut Farm" 

Presented by: Bob Ackerley, Founder of Rio Grande Organics, and Smith and Associates

"Environmental Stewardship" 

Presented by: Sarah Webb, Program and Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Interfaith Power & Light, and Matt Frizzell, Dean of Community of Christ Seminary at Graceland University

"Sustainability 2015" 

Presented by: Michael Garvin, Former Technology Transfer Specialist for the University of Iowa

"Overcoming Denial and Addictions" 

Presented by: Leon Probasco, Graceland class of 1972, board-certified therapist and a speaker for the Climate Reality Project

"An Agricultural Revolution" 

Presented by: Ryan Schlom, Current Graceland honors student and sustainability campus leader

"The Anarchy of Food Waste - Finding a Solution" 

Presented by: Jennifer Trent, Environmental Specialist at the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, University of Northern Iowa

Presenters and supporters of the Graceland University 2015 symposium (from left to right): Sara Webb, Bob Ackerley, Tom Wind, Jennifer Abraham-White, Bonnie Garvin, Michael Garvin and Leon Probasco.

Pictured above are the presenters and supporters of the Graceland University 2015 symposium (from left to right): Sara Webb, Bob Ackerley, Tom Wind, Jennifer Abraham-White, Bonnie Garvin, Michael Garvin and Leon Probasco.

Steve Upson and Jennifer Abraham-White discuss future plans in the hoop house.

Horticulture consultant Steve Upson of the Noble Foundation and Graceland University sustainability coordinator, Jennifer Abraham-White, discuss future plans in the hoop house during the 2015 symposium.