March 20, 2017 - EarthMonth@OU2017 kicks off with the first of our EarthMonth@OU Distinguished Speaker Series presenting: Dr. Peter Gleick (National Academy of Sciences and co-founder of the Pacific Institute) with a panel of OU Professors for an audience discussion regarding "New Challenges & Solutions for America’s Water Resources." This event is just part of a series of campus and public events focused on local and global environmental concerns sponsored by members of the University of Oklahoma’s Environmental Portfolio and other generous supporters.
Starting the week of World Water Day (March 22, 2016) through Earth Day (April 22, 2016), many additional campus and public events have been scheduled. Topics focusing on local and global environmental concerns including water and social justice, a symposium on campus and community sustainability, as well as the variety of distinguished speaker series topics. Other events highlights include the Placemaking Conference provided by the Institute of Quality Communities, Native Crossroads Film Festival with various features including a special screening of the DAPL documentary - I Stand: The Guardians of the Water, numerous activities provided by OU student environmental clubs, and more. Details and info can be found on the EarthMonth@OU2017 website Calendar of Events at http://cas.ou.edu/earthmonthatou.
Our aim is to bring the OU campus, the greater Oklahoma community, and leading professionals and experts in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities together to discuss important environmental issues that are locally and globally timely. We hope to heighten awareness as much as possible among these diverse groups, while providing essential information and highlighting OU’s crucial role in this important endeavor, EarthMonth@OU2017®.