A Better World Together exhibit promotes environmental stewardship ahead of Earth Day

Environmental Stewardship
 
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Have you explored the “A Better World, Together” exhibit, inviting visitors to consider paths toward sustainability? Located in King Hall and the EnGeo buildings, this immersive showcase, on display through May 9, serves as a beacon of hope, urging students to consider their role in shaping a sustainable future.

The exhibit centers around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which serve as a roadmap for tackling global challenges. Each goal represents a critical element of building a more sustainable world, from eradicating poverty to preserving biodiversity.

Highlighting JMU’s contributions to environmental sustainability, the exhibit features the work of more than 120 faculty members from diverse disciplines. Their research and initiatives exemplify JMU’s ethos of environmental stewardship, demonstrating tangible efforts to address pressing issues such as climate change and resource depletion.

In addition to the exhibit, JMU offers a series of events leading up to Earth Day, providing opportunities for deeper engagement.

April 6
3rd Annual Student Sustainability Summit
Witness the passion and innovation of students from five regional higher education institutions as they present projects aligned with the SDGs, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among peers.
Register by April 3.

April 8
Fall 2024 course registration begins, offering many environmental sustainability courses
Prepare for the future by registering for courses that equip you with the tools and knowledge to address environmental challenges head-on.

April 10
Elev8 Ethics with Dr. Travis Rieder from Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Join Dr. Rieder as he explores Catastrophe Ethics with thought-provoking discussions around questions such as: Does it make me a bad person if I use plastic water bottles? Do my electronics implicate me in the terrible mining practices overseas? Were my clothes the product of child labor? How can I live a morally decent life when the world is on fire?
Register by April 5.

April 20
College of Integrated Science and Engineering Student Showcase
Celebrate the ingenuity of CISE students as they unveil projects that advance sustainability, showcasing the university's commitment to nurturing future leaders in their fields. The combined event, which incorporates JMU's Department of Engineering xChange and School of Integrated Sciences Senior Symposium, is held throughout King Hall and the EnGeo buildings from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All are welcome and no registration is required.

Join us in embracing environmental stewardship and contributing to a better, more sustainable future for generations to come. Visit the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World (ISNW) website to learn more.

 

 

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by Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World

Published: Monday, April 1, 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2024

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