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The UCM Teach-In is a one day conference educating participants about the importance of sustainability and how each person can be involved and make a difference. At UCM’s Teach-In faculty disciplines campus wide will come together, along with experts in the field and industry leaders to offer presentations on a wide array of subjects related to environmental sustainability, the effect of communities on the environment, and what individuals and companies are doing to mitigate their impact on the environment.
In previous years over 500 attendees attended sessions on a variety of topics from speakers on campus and from companies like Burns & McDonnell, LaFarge Industries, the City of Kansas City Missouri-Solid Waste Division, Environmental Protection Agency and many more.
2013 Teach-In Recap:
This year the UCM Teach-In on Sustainable Solutions attracted over 500 participants and 18 companies. The theme for this year’s conference was Why: Digging Beneath the Surface. This year the speakers focused on answering those ever popular "WHY?" questions. Students were encouraged to tweet their Why questions before the event.
Why Questions that were discussed included:
Why is America Still Behind in Recycling?
Why is Sustainability a Journey not a Destination?
Why do Little Things Make a Difference?