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New Sustainability Seminar Series: 20 Free Events to Take Place on Stevens’ Campus

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Stevens’ master’s program in sustainability management recently launched the “Sustainability Seminar Series.” The series features speakers drawn from government agencies, the private sector and non-profit organizations who provide a variety of perspectives on issues related to developing sustainable communities and addressing environmental and climate concerns.

The weekly seminar series is hosting 10 speakers this fall and will host 10 more in spring 2017. Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people. Seminars will take place in the Altorfer Academic Complex, Room 501, from 5 - 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. For those interested but unable to attend, seminars will also be webcast live on Stevens' WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering and the Center for Environmental Systems and is organized by the newly launched master’s degree program in sustainability management in the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science. 

 “Our goal is to engage people in discussions on sustainability issues that are critical to our social, environmental and economic well-being” says Dibyendu “Dibs” Sarkar, coordinator of the seminar series and director of the sustainability management program. “We plan to bring in experts from industry, academia, government and non-profit sectors who will talk in a relatively nontechnical manner about their work in various areas of sustainability and inspire the rest of us to following their footsteps to make the world greener.”

Scheduled seminars and speakers for fall 2016 are:

  • September 21 – Climate Choices: Advocacy, Justice & Careers – Harriet Shugarman, ClimateMama 
  • September 28 – Sustainability Through Energy Efficiency – Campus Case Studies – Jennifer Kearney, Gotham360
  • October 5 – Sustainable Water Reclamation – Vikram Pattarkine, Peace USA 
  • October 12 – Environmental Health, Your Health: Medical Geology – Nurdan Aydin, New Jersey City University
  • October 19 – Creating Sustainable Communities in New Jersey – Amanda Nesheiwat, Township of Secaucus
  • October 26 – Section 319 (h) Non-Point Source Pollution Control Program – Jay Springer, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • November 2 - Evolving Roles and Responsibilities in a Rapidly Changing World - Dr. Daniel Elliott, Geosyntec
  • November 9 - Sustainability Marketing and Green Consumption - Dr. Naz Onel, Stockton University
  • November 16 - Environmental Management of Acid Mine Drainage Impacted Sites: A Case Study - Dr. Abhishek RoyChowdhury – Stevens Institute of Technology
  • November 30 - Driving Change through Sustainable Business Strategies - Mr. Joshua Wiener – Metlife

 View the complete fall lineup at