Friday, April 23, 2021

All events are held virtually via Zoom


4:45 – 5:00 PM

Shaunna Barnhart

Director, Place Studies Program,
Center for Sustainability
& the Environment
Bucknell University

Milton Newberry III

Director, Sustainable Technology,
Center for Sustainability
& the Environment
Bucknell University

Poster Session

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Anaya-Archila, N.; Spitz, M.; Fouts, M. and Karnae, S.

Feledy, N.; Gilliam, P.; Starble, M.; Adams, L. and Abbott, C.

Price, K.; Witmier, B.; Eckert, R.; Boyer, C. and Helwig, M.

Ebenstein, D.

Block, G.; Barnhart, S. and Lasky, M.

Salvitti, M. and Clark, R.

Turner, E.

Barton, M.

Le, L.; Sung, S.; Richter, K.; Valenzuela, A.; Henk, L.; Romero, S.; Sciulli, D. and Cupay, P.

Olsen, D.; Pogue, A. and Ghiz, A.

Oral Presentations: Regulations, Standards, and Values

6:15 – 7:15 PM

Geurts, T.; Klingenberg, B.; and Scutari, B.

6:15 – 6:35 pm

Mirsky, J.

6:35 – 6:55 pm

Udo, V. and Jansson, P.

6:55 – 7:15 pm

Keynote Panel Discussion

“Adapting in Uncertain Times”

7:30 – 8:45 PM

Coralynn Davis

Professor of Women’s
& Gender Studies
Bucknell University

Sandy Spieler

Founder & former Director
“In the Heart of the Beast” Puppet and Mask Theatre

Allison Acevedo

Director of Environmental Justice

Friar Mike Lasky

Chairman of Franciscan Conventual’s Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Ministry and President of Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Friars Conventual:
Our Lady of Angels Province

Charles Lee

Senior Policy Advisor for
Environmental Justice

Under normal circumstances, the work conducted in sustainability can come with its own hardships. Yet, 2020 has shown that these hardships have been further exacerbated by the presence and proliferation of the COVID-19 pandemic. This alarming event has impacted the natural and human communities across the planet. At the same time, this pandemic created an atmosphere of uncertainty for the future influencing how academics and practitioners exist and persist within their field. COVID-19 forced the examination of global issues, such as the climate crisis, through a deeper lens of public health.

At this nexus of sustainability issues, an uncertain future, and an alteration in research, teaching, and outreach lies a crossroads for change; a paradigm shift in how academics and practitioners conduct their work. Here are opportunities to explore topics that underlie social, economic, and racial injustice to create opportunities for conceptualizing novel methods of being, doing, and acting.