Pursuing a More Sustainable Wisconsin: Innovation in Buildings, Energy and Food Systems
Fifth Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference (2011)
Current Conference Information
John Rowe | Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Gary Hirshberg | And Many Others
Sustainability is an increasingly important concept and goal in all sectors of society, affecting everything from business operations to community planning, from building design to higher education. It is now widely recognized as a critical component of our future economic, environmental and social well being. But our paths forward have only begun to be forged.
Pursuing a More Sustainable Wisconsin: Innovation in Buildings, Energy and Food Systems will feature ideas, projects and progress in:
- Building construction and operation
- Alternative energy
- Community development
- Institutional food systems
- Clean technology
- Art and design
The fifth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference will be held on April 20 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and the new Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The event is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Wisconsin Union, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative.