12:30-5:30 pm Pacific / 1:30-6:30 pm Mtn
Sessions will provide an overview of wastewater and solid waste management from a community perspective, share success stories, plan for future activities and get a chance to explore career opportunities and network with community sustainability professionals.
Session 1: Trends in community sustainability
Students will learn about waste water and solid waste management challenges facing communities today and in the next 20 years and hear about employment opportunities for a variety of career interests (hint: it's not just for science majors!).
Session 2: Ignite Campus Sustainability Successes
Students from U-Idaho, NIC, CSI and surrounding colleges will share campus success stories in a fun and fast-paced Ignite format (5 minutes, 20 slides that advance automatically). Ignite events have been held around the world and the tagline says it all: enlighten us, but make it quick.
Session 3: Student Advocacy
University of Idaho's Sustainability Center will host an event allowing students from U-Idaho, NIC, CSI, and other institutions to network, learn from peers about successes and challenges, and plan future regional activities.
Session 4: Networking 101 and Career Reception
Student attendees will learn the art of networking from Career Services staff. Professionals will share their perspective of what it's like to work for community-serving agencies. Students will then have the opportunity to interact with and practice networking with these representatives of organizations working with Idaho communities on sustainability issues.