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Final SU Showcase events schedule released
SU Showcase for Sustainability 2012 is just days away and the full schedule of “green economy” events slated for April 18 has been confirmed.
This daylong celebration of sustainability initiatives and works by Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students will highlight innovative strides toward the future of a green economy across the energy, entertainment and plastics industries. SU Showcase is open to the public and will be held all day on Wednesday, April 18, in SU’s Schine Student Center.
Some of the many event highlights include presentations by featured speakers Antonio Saillant, innovative film director/producer; and Paul Roberts, journalist and best-selling author of “The End of Oil.” In addition, Maxwell School Dean James Steinberg will host a session on energy policy, the SU Showcase fellows will be recognized and the video competition winners will be announced, plastics exhibits and demonstrations will be held, and student art and design works will be exhibited.
The full SU Showcase schedule of events taking place in Schine’s Goldstein Auditorium, unless otherwise noted, is as follows:
Toward a Green Economy
Panel discussion with David Driesen, SU College of Law; Valerie Luzadis, SUNY-ESF; Karin Limburg, SUNY-ESF and John Gowdy, RIT. Moderated by Shere Abbott, SU vice president for sustainability initiatives and University Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy.
The Entertainment Industry Goes Green
Presentation by NYC Filmmaker Antonio Saillant.
Luncheon (registration required); plastic percussion and puppetry performances. To register for the free luncheon, click here.
Greening the film and music industries panel discussion.
The Future of Plastics
Innovations in industrial design, producing green plastics and recovering oil from plastic waste. Moderated by Sam Gruber, curator of The Plastics Collection.
Energy Policy for the Future
A conversation between Maxwell School Dean James Steinberg and SU and SUNY-ESF students on fresh ideas to address energy use and climate change.
Showcase Fellows and Student Video Competition Screenings
Enjoy ice cream sundaes while you check out the creative works of this year’s Showcase Fellows and Video Competition entrants. Come and cheer on your fellow students!
Stamp-Pede Prize Giveaways – Schine Atrium
Are you shopping locally and getting your Stamp-Pede Local Businesses map stamped? Then bring it to SU Showcase and Green Otto will give you a prize!
“The Real Cost of Change: The economic and political realities of a sustainable future.”
Keynote presentation Paul Roberts, author of “The End of Oil.”
The following ongoing/concurrent activities and exhibits will also be held:
- Plastics emporium – Schine Atrium
- Sustainable SU expo and craft fair – Schine Atrium, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Featuring Cultural sustainability and refugee arts crafters from Burma, DR Congo, Somalia and South Sudan; Watson Greenhouse from Lafayette, NY; SU SIFE’s “Not for Sale Internship Program” offering eco-friendly, fair trade products; and SU Student Sustainability Club water taste testing. Plus, plastic arts and crafts, and informational tables by SU’s Sustainability Division, SU Bookstore, and others!
- Exhibits of students’ work
Art, design, policy, sciences and other fields
- Photography and painting exhibit: Landscapes of fossil fuel extraction
- Plastic art installations – Lawn between Schine and Smith Hall