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E-M:/ First of SemesterSustainability weekly talks is tomorrow

Prof. Geoff Habron, MSU Fisheries and Wildlife and Sociology, will speak at 4:00p.m., Wednesday, January 29 in 316 Bessey Hall


“Snow, Salt, Safety and Sustainability: What Can MSU Do?” 


As part of the MSU Watershed Action Through Education and Research (MSU WATER) initiative, an ongoing action research effort focuses on the role that university operations personnel may have in helping to create a sustainable campus framework. Analysis of the implementation of MSU's snow and ice management illustrates how particular institutional policies may run counter to the objectives of improving campus environmental performance and watershed management. The research reveals the importance of feedback systems while integrating and balancing MSU's priorities regarding educational training, research, outreach, human safety, legal liability, and environmental protection.  A systems-based action research perspective provides a vehicle for identifying gaps in knowledge, practice, and goals while also helping to reveal promising  means for addressing them.


For a list of other talks in the series visit: http://www.ecofoot.msu.edu/files/pdfs/series03.pdf

Terry Link, Director

Office of Campus Sustainability

525 S. Kedzie

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824