Midlands Educational Sustainability Forum

An informal group, this is a chance to discuss sustainability issues with colleagues from across the Midlands (Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri).  We meet both in person and virtually, using web-meeting software.

We've discussed successes, failures, thorny issues, what to do in residence halls, and much more!

We have these forums once a quarter.  The first one was in March 2009 and we've been going strong ever since.

Participating schools have included:

  • Creighton University
  • University of Nebraska - Omaha
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Buena Vista University
  • Truman State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Kansas State University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Iowa Lakes Community College
  • College of St. Mary
  • University of Nebraska - Kearney
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • University of South Dakota
  • Others

Join us for the next one!  Contact Mary Duda for more information on when the next one will be.

!NEW! List-serv

A listserv has been created in order to allow members to share ideas and gather feedback. To subscribe to the list, follow the link to the MidlandsSustain Info page.

Sustainable Purchasing presentation and discussion

We had a most excellent presentation on January 31, 2012 about sustainable purchasing from Rick Yoder, director of the Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center. 

For those that missed it and are interested in seeing/hearing what he had to say, click the link below.

As always, thanks for your interest in the Forum!  We truly are better together.

// Archived Sustainable Purchasing presentation on Wimba