The Office of Sustainability at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) organized the 3rd annual Sustainnovation conference which was held on April 10th, 2015. The theme this year was Climate Disruption. SECRES had a booth at the conference. A steady flow of students and community members came by to talk about renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The conference opened with a talk on the evening before from Winona LaDuke, a well known author, speaker and activist working for environmental causes and Native American justice. During panel discussions UCCS students and faculty highlighted the great work going on at UCCS. Keynote presentations from James White, Ph.D. (professor of Geological Sciences, CU Boulder) and Jennifer Cross, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, CSU) provided a wealth of information on climate change and how to influence the public to take action. Dr. White’s presentation was similar to one he gave in 2014. Dr. Cross has a TED talk here.