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Sustainability: Teach-In on Sustainable Solutions

   

 

The UCM Teach-In on Sustainability 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 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 communities have on the environment, and what individuals and companies are doing to mitigate their impact on the environment.

 

 

UCM 9th Annual Teach-In on Sustainable Solutions

Thursday, February 10, 2017

 

Time and Place
Event
10 a.m.
Union 238
Warrensburg CEA (Citizens for Environmental Action)
The Beauty and The Beast: Distributive Power Generation and The Electrical Grid
10:30 a.m.
Union 238
Warrensburg CEA
Don't Recycle! Do Something Better!
10:30 a.m.
Union 236
Angela Spencer
Reducing Chemical Impact for Facilities
11 a.m.
Union 236
Suzy Latare
Intersections: Sustainability, Compassion, Justice
11 a.m.
Union 238
Warrensburg CEA
Get Active, Make Positive Changes
12 p.m.
Union 238
Keynote Speaker: TBA
1 p.m.
Union 236
Steve Schuetz
The Inconvenience of Going Green
1 p.m.
Union 238
Ashton Oltmanns
Sustainability at Home: Energy, Efficienc and Environmentally Responsible Design
2 p.m.
Union 236
Erin Peters
Old? Yes! Irrelevant? No!
2:30 p.m.
Union 236
Janet Decker
Sodexo Food Recovery Program
3 p.m.
Union 238
Warrensburg CEA
Hypermiling Your Ride
3:30 p.m.
Union 236
Cathy Misko
Beekeeping - Heartland Beekeeping Partnership
3:30 p.m.
Union 238
Warrensburg CEA and Sunsmart
Rooftop Solar PV Collectors
4 p.m.
Union 238
Warernsburg CEA
Climate Change

 

 
Speaker Bio's
 
Angela Spencer

Angela Spencer is a native of Raytown, Missouri. In 2012, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. In 2015, she earned a Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management. Since moving to Warrensburg in 2006, she has maintained full time employment while being a full time student. Angela is employed at the University of Central Missouri, where she also serves on the Safety Committee and the Fun Committee.

Warrensburg CEA

Citizens for Environmental Action (CEA) is a local group of volunteers working to help its families and community be healthier and more sustainable. Since 2000, CEA has sponsored dozens of public forums, Earth Day celebrations and other community activities designed to increase public appreciation for a healthy environment and community.

 

Suzy Latare

Suzy Latare has an M.A. in Environmental Studies from UCM (2012). She helped start the Heartland Tree Alliance in Kansas City, and the Warrensburg Tree Board. She’s eaten a vegan diet since 2003.

Ashton Oltmanns

Ashton Oltmanns is a full-time instructor in the Interior Design program at UCM. She also owns Blue Ink Consulting, LLC, an architectural consulting firm specializing in residential and commercial design.

Steven Schuetz

Steven Schuetz is an associate professor in UCM's Department of Psychological Science. Trained as a Counseling Psychologist, however he identifies as an Ecopsychologist. His main research focus is on what is stopping us from mitigating global warming/weirding.

Erin Peters

Erin Peters is a non-combat veteran of the United States Air Force and had the privilege of seeing historic architecture and interiors while living in England for four years. She is graduating from the University of Central Missouri’s Interior Design Program in Spring 2017. She is a member of UCM’s Honors College, as well as a student member of several professional organizations, such as the United States Green Building Council and National Trust for Historic Preservation. She plans to work in the interior design industry after graduation and then specialize in Historic Preservation, Adaptive Reuse, and Sustainability. Her long-term goal is to become LEED AP accredited and complete a Master’s of Architecture with an emphasis in Historic Preservation.

Cathy Misko
Cathy Misko is a mama of 8 and has been a beekeeper for 28 years. She resides with her physician husband on their hobby farm in Centerview, MO. She is the Kansas City area's Immediate Past President of Midwestern Beekeepers Association, Implemented and Chair MBA Youth Scholarship Program, MBA and State Beekeeper of the Year Awards, and recently founded Heartland Beekeeping Partnership to bring advance beekeeping workshops and national speakers to the western side of the State. Known as the "Bee Lady", Cathy has a passion for education and has taught beekeeping workshops, public outreach presentations, and advance classes
 

 

 

 

 

If have questions, please contact Connor Farron (farron@ucmo.edu).

 

 

All events will be held at:

UCM Elliot Student Union

108 West South Street

Warrensburg, MO 64093