The launch of this year’s State of the World report was hosted by Appalachian State University, a university committed to sustainability education. It was a full day event, consisting of short punchy talks and panel discussions.
Below is the symposium schedule.
April 20th, 2017 9 AM – 4PM EST
Appalachian State University
Morning session: EarthEd Fundamentals (9 AM – 12 PM EST)
9:05 Welcome from Appalachian State University Sustainability Director | Lee Ball Jr.
9:10 Welcome from Appalachian State University Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs | Sue Edwards
9:20 Welcome from Worldwatch Institute President Emeritus | Robert Engelman
9:30 EarthEd Fundamentals | Erik Assadourian
9:55 Ecoliteracy and Schooling for Sustainability | Michael K. Stone
10:20 Social Emotional Learning for a Challenging Future | Pamela Barker
10:40 Expanding Comprehensive Sexuality Education | Robert Engelman
11:00 Q & A panel with speakers
Lunch (12 PM – 1 PM EST)
Afternoon Session: Higher Education Reimagined (1 PM – 4 PM EST)
1:00 Appalachian State University afternoon welcome
1:05 Afternoon introduction | Erik Assadourian
1:20 Bringing the Earth Back into Economics | Josh Farley
1:40 Agricultural Education for the Twenty-First Century | Laura Lengnick
2:00 Vocational Training for an Eco-technical Transition | Nancy Lee Wood (via video)
2:10 Sustainability Education in Prisons | Joslyn Rose Trivett
2:30 Q & A panel with speakers
3:15 Panel on Sustainability Education at Appalachian State: Lee Ball Jr., Vachel Miller, and Richard Rheingans
4:05 Closing Remarks | Lee Ball