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Sustainability Institute: UD to host second annual regional conference Nov. 2

The University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force has announced the second annual Regional Sustainability Institute, which will be held Friday, Nov. 2, in the Perkins Student Center. The institute brings together a wide variety of members of the UD community invested in sustainability, with representatives from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.

This year’s institute features two keynote speakers and three general program sessions. The breakfast keynote features Lindsey Lyons, the assistant director of the Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College. Before coming to Dickinson College, Lyons developed natural resource conservation and sustainability initiatives in higher education for Oregon State University and Wilson College of Pennsylvania.

Emily Hunter will be featured as the afternoon keynote. Hunter is an environmental advocacy journalist who reports from the frontlines of environmental issues and activist movements. She has worked as the eco-correspondent for MTV News Canada and the eco-blogger for This magazine. Hunter’s first book, The Next Eco-Warriors, is an insider’s look at the new wave of environmental activism.