Join us for the International Workshop on Environment, Sustainability, & Education
Speaker: Samantha Lindgren
Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Samantha Lindgren is an Assistant Professor of Sustainability Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She critically examines renewable energy and sustainable agriculture projects in low- and middle-income countries and advocates for partnerships with educational organizations, specifically for the use of informal youth- and family-oriented sustainability education programming, to improve the appropriateness and relevance of these projects. This talk will discuss longitudinal evidence from an informal energy education program in Namibia and formal agricultural education in Cambodia as well as the broad implications each have for environmental sustainability, community resiliency, and culturally-appropriate development work. This work, in part, has motivated the need for a new Sustainability Education concentration at UIUC, currently in the early stages of development.
TIme: 9 AM EST
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