Friday Forum: Conservation, Waste and the Revitalization of Urban Communities

Event details

  • November 10, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1001 S. Wright St.
  • 2173371500

Speaker: Jonathan Pereira, Executive Director, The Plant Chicago

The Plant is a groundbreaking food production space designed to be a net-zero, closed loop system in Chicago’s Back of the Yards. Learn more about how The Plant Chicago works to equip people and businesses with the tools to live more sustainably through community-driven, hands-on programs and innovative tech demonstration projects.

About the Speaker: Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in science and arts education, primarily in informal and non-traditional learning environments. Specializing in environmental education and youth development programs in urban areas, he has worked with youth in projects ranging from renewable energy to natural resource conservation. He most recently served as Youth Program Manager for Greencorps Chicago, which engaged 800 Chicago Public School students in bike maintenance and horticulture projects across the city.

About the Series: Building a Better Environmental Movement – Fall 2017

This fall, we are pleased to partner with the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ Diversity and Social Justice Education unit (DiversityEd) and the Student Sustainability Committee to host a series that explores the intersections of the environment and social justice. Our Fall 2017 Friday Forum series on environmental issues and solutions, ranging from climate change and policy to active transportation and agriculture, seeks to elevate sustainability issues on campus and in our communities and deepen our understanding of environmental justice.
 
This series was made possible thanks to the generous support of our partners: Diversity and Social Justice Education and the Student Sustainability Committee
 
Additional Fall 2017 Friday Forum Lecture Series support provided by:
 
Channing Murray Foundation, Chapel of Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church, Faith in Place, First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, LGBT Resource Center, League of Women Voters Champaign County, McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, Native American House, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois, Wesley United Methodist Church, U of I School of Social Work, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, Funding provided BY THE STUDENT CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FEE