Steve Sandstrom, a specialist in environment and community, will present a lecture titled “Developing a Sustainable Community: A Systems Approach” on March 14 at 7 p.m. in Pfahler Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
This interdisciplinary talk will address the challenges of creating and sustaining change in our communities when it comes to environmental issues. Whether it is how we educate our students, encourage them in entrepreneurial enterprises, or ask them how they will live their lives, Sandstrom’s visits have engaged students and professors in vital discussions about how they can thrive in harmony with the environment.
Creating vibrant, thriving and healthy communities requires more than just promoting recycling, composting, and buying hybrid cars, says Sandstrom. It requires a new way of thinking about our personal lifestyles and how we address our community needs and problems.
This presentation will look at the reasons why we need to change our behavior, what needs to change and examples of what individuals and communities have done to implement the changes needed to become more sustainable.