Beginning in March 2013, Bucknell's annual Sustainability Symposium has explored diverse aspects of sustainability from multiple disciplinary perspectives using a range of approaches:

  • Faculty-led panels that bring together multiple classes with public audiences to explore sustainability themes and issues.

  • Public keynote talks by leading sustainability scholars and practitioners.

  • Poster sessions featuring student research on sustainability topics.

  • Creative displays, art installations, and demonstrations that exemplify sustainability.

  • Student-led activities oriented toward collective action on sustainability.

"Climate Changes: All Hands on Deck"

Bucknell University's sixth annual Sustainability Symposium will be held on campus from Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23.

This symposium is presented by the University's Center for Sustainability & the Environment, along with the Office of the President, Career Development Center, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, Humanities Center, Outdoor Education & Leadership Program, Office of Campus Sustainability, the Writing Center and several academic departments.

Overview of 2018 Events

Monday, March 19

Climate Change 101: The Changing Planet
Faculty/Staff Snap Talks
3 - 4:30 p.m., ELC - Forum

Tuesday, March 20

Global Planning for an Uncertain Future: The Climate Change Edition
BIPP Pizza & Policy panel
Professors Amy Wolaver, Eric Martin and Tom Kinnaman
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Academic West - 1st Floor Event Lounge

Climate Change 101: The Human Dimension
Faculty/Staff Snap Talks
2:30 - 4:00 p.m., ELC - Forum

Love thy Nature: A Vital Journey into the Natural World
Outdoor Education & Leadership film screening
7 - 9 p.m., outside on the Science Quad (rain location ELC - Forum)

Wednesday, March 21

Climate Reality Project: Understanding Impacts & Taking Action
Community Discussion
Climate Reality Project leader Sandy Field
9 - 10:30 a.m., Bertrand Library - Traditional Reading Room

Place-making & Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Discussion
"Sylvan Dell Nature Park & Farm: An Innovative Approach to Recreation, Conservation, and Education"
Landscape architect Brian Auman
Noon - 1 p.m., Bertrand Library - Traditional Reading Room

Thursday, March 22

Posters, Presentations and More
Student Showcase
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Academic West - 1st Floor Event Lounge

Climate Change: A Diabolical Problem
Humanities Center Discussion
Professors Duane Griffin and Matthew Slater
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Hildreth Mirza Hall - Great Room 101

"The Mathematics of Uncertainty"
Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, Columbia University
7 - 8:30 p.m., Trout Auditorium

Friday, March 23

All Hands on Deck
Campus Discussion
Professor Jessica Newlin, director of the BCSE and Debbie Namugayi, sustainability coordinator
10 - 11 a.m., Bertrand Library - Traditional Reading Room

Thoreau's Walden & Climate Change
Book Discussion
Professor Duane Griffin
Noon - 1 p.m., Bertrand Library - Traditional Reading Room

Career Paths in Sustainability
CDC Alumni Panel
4 - 6p.m., ELC - Walls Lounge

Explore Past Symposia

"Envisioning a Sustainable University"

view of the Susquehanna River near campus

The first Sustainability Symposium was held March 28, 2013.

"Business as usual is no longer business as usual," said Jamie Hendry, Bucknell associate professor of management, at the University's first Sustainability Symposium.

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