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Interdisciplinary Sustainability Summit

Interdisciplinary Sustainability Student Summit

Giving the Opening Remarks at the First Annual Interdisciplinary Sustainability Student Summit (ISSS)

What is ISSS, and Why Did I Organize it?

As a student sustainability leader at Cornell, I’ve come to realize that participating in student-led, hands-on initiatives, has been critical to the learning experience for both me and the students who participate in the projects I direct. Not only has it given us the chance to address growing environmental issues, but it has given us a unique opportunity to work with people from dozens of different backgrounds with many different viewpoints. My co-chairs and I created ISSS as an opportunity for leaders in both collegiate and professional sustainability roles, with vastly differing but relevant experiences, to come together to collaborate towards a more sustainable future. The event hosted about a hundred entrepreneurs, students, educators, and professionals for a day of insightful discussion and collaboration.

The Speakers:

Videos of the Summit:

Watch this short, 1-minute montage of the event, or enjoy all the recorded keynotes and panel discussions below:

Watch Videos of the Keynote and Panels:

Check out some photos from ISSS 2011:

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ISSS in the News: