Dr. James Boulter, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will discuss sustainability and what people across campus are doing to reduce our “climate footprint” here at UW-Eau Claire. This event will take place on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in The Commons of Towers.
Boulter will present “Sustainability on Campus: What, Why and How – and Who?” as part of Trash Talks, a lecture series hosted by Housing and Residence Life’s office of sustainability. Boulter will discuss how to be more sustainable as a part of a college campus and the way in which this effort is motivated by understanding climate change.
In his presentation, Boulter will discuss how UW- Eau Claire can be more sustainable as a campus, and what each person as an individual can do to help reduce waste.
“I believe that in order to move forward and be progressive with sustainability, we first need to understand climate change,” said Boulter.
Boulter is an associate professor in the UW-Eau Claire chemistry department, teaching courses in general, analytical, and environmental chemistry. He also currently serves as both Sustainability Fellow for the office of the Chancellor and interim coordinator of the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies, as well as the faculty adviser for the Student Office of Sustainability.
Trash Talks are free and open to all students, faculty, staff and the community. Housing will be hosting Trash Talks on different environmental sustainability issues the second Thursday of every month until April from 7- 8 p.m. in the Commons Room of Towers North residence hall.
For a complete list of talks, go to the Housing and Residence Life’s sustainability website at www.uwec.edu/housing/Sustainability/index.htm.
About this blog:
"A Sustainable UW-Eau Claire" was created to promote sustainability initiatives happening on our campus and in cooperation with the community of Eau Claire. Contributors from various parts of the University that are advancing sustainability initiatives post to the blog. Its goals: nurture community and create connections to coordinate the important work that improves our place on the planet--here on the banks of the Chippewa River.