Student Forum on Social Equity

Thursday, November 12 2009 at 4:00 PM


Sustainability has become a hot topic in recent years as businesses, homeowners and universities try to save money while going "green." True sustainability, however, requires more than just financial savings. Sustainability includes the balancing and integration of environment, economy and social values.

The University Sustainability Center is launching an effort to strengthen the social equity portion of the sustainability equation, and will host a student forum on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m., to discuss these issues of sustainability, diversity and equity. The forum will outline a vision of social equity and diversity at the university. Based on this vision, students will develop projects and initiatives to educate and engage the student body. The forum takes place in the Idaho Commons Horizon Room.

The project has been endorsed by the International Affairs Club and Amnesty International. Several other student groups, including Soil Stewards, the African Students Association and the Native American Students Association, have committed to attend the forum.

To R.S.V.P., or for more information, contact Joe Nickels at (208) 885-0125 or jnickels@uidaho.edu.