Stewardship of the Natural World Being the Change Workshop (Live and Conversational)
*This session is one of the JMU Winter Webinars for students
Christie-Joy Hartman & Amanda Bodle
*There is a minimum enrollment of 5 needed for this workshop
Did you know...President James Madison, father of the Constitution, was referred to as the forgotten father of American environmentalism? JMU has ten LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings? Over 160 faculty members conduct research and other scholarly activities related to sustainability? JMU is committed to being the change at work and in the world. Student, faculty, and staff partners across the university collaboratively work to build an environmentally literate community whose members think critically and act, individually and collectively, as model stewards of the natural world. In particular, building sustainable community through partnerships, outreach, and service is part of our culture and something that is valued by students. In 2018, 58% of respondents to the JMU Continuing Student Survey's environment questions selected that it was ‘very important’ or ‘important’ that JMU students are engaged with environmental programs and activities in the community. Participate in this synchronous, interactive mini-session to learn about individual, group, and institutional environmental sustainability efforts; contribute your ideas and connect with others; and advance efforts to drive change and create new solutions. Highlights of the session's activities include an overview of tools, resources, and best practices for environmental stewardship; recorded talks featuring the places, programs, and people involved in incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations, and outreach; and breakout sessions to connect with others who are actively participating in helping create a sustainable future. Join this conversation individually, with a family member, or along with your whole (appropriately distanced) student organization to explore how environmental stewardship is and can be integrated into our lives.
Join the Meeting
This is a virtual workshop. The meeting link and password will be sent in the registration and reminder emails to all enrolled participants. The email will come from LibCal.
- Thursday, February 25, 2021
- 12:45pm - 2:00pm