April


Dr. Michele Halsell April 27 Keynote Speaker

Coming Up…

We hope to see you soon!

1) April 27: Second Annual DRAWDOWN Conference

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 Old Missouri Rd, Fayetteville with 252 solar panels

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michele Halsell

Enjoy a multitude of breakout sessions on environmental topics, lunch, and a tour of the church’s solar operations.

Learn practical actions for reducing our impact on the earth.

$15 Early Bird Registration through April 5.

About the Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michele Halsell, assistant director, provides strategic leadership for the Sustainability Institute at Pennsylvania State University. The collaborative sits squarely at the intersection of three university imperatives: engaged scholarship, sustainability, and our land grant mission to serve the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The collaborative facilitates experiential learning opportunities for Penn State students by connecting coursework to the sustainability needs of communities across a wide array of topics including energy, water, waste, transportation, local food systems, and economic development. Students reap the benefit of hands-on learning experience in a real world setting. Communities benefit by tapping into faculty expertise and expanding their capacity to creatively address local sustainability challenges. Michele is responsible for expansion of the program by working collaboratively with additional campuses to meet the learning needs of students and the sustainability needs of communities across the commonwealth. Michele holds an Ed.D. in Human Resources and Workforce Development from the University of Arkansas. She earned a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird (Garvin School of International Management), as well as a Bachelor’s degree in French from Hendrix College. Her mission as a sustainability professional is to accelerate learning about sustainability and expand the commitment to sustainable practices in the public and private sectors.

Partners: U.S. Green Building Council, Arkansas Chapter

2) April 17: Earth Day Booth at Arkansas State University, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sign cards supporting the Green New Deal for Arkansas Senators Boozman and Cotton.

3) April 17: Presentation of “The Human Element” documentary at Hendrix College

7 p.m. at the Worsham Center. All are welcome!

4) April 21: Earth Day Gathering at Land Eco Village

Potluck and Live Music.

Bring a dish to share, your preferred beverages, a folding chair or quilt.

Label your dish (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) and share with others.

27 Cold Springs Trail, Conway

5) April 22: Presentation of “The Human Element” documentary at the Oyster Bar, Little Rock

5:30 p.m. – Join us for appetizers. Order your dinner and drinks.