2021 Green Ambassador Spring Series

Note: Each one-hour period will include a 30-minute presentation by our speaker and 10 minutes of questions.  The remaining ~20 minutes can be used to give any relevant updates from the Office of Sustainability - and/or vice versa!

Sustainability at Home and in the Community
Tuesday, February 16, noon-1pm

Sustainability is an academic field, and both a personal and professional practice. Krista Bailey, Director of the IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future and faculty member in their Sustainability Studies program, will share how sustainability can be experienced at home and in our community. She will share highlights from interviews she has done for WNIT’s Experience Michiana and Outdoor Elements programs to get your excited about the many ways to experience sustainability in Michiana. 

Nature and Faith - Fr. Terry Ehrman
Thursday, March 4, noon-1pm

Fr. Terrence P. Ehrman, C.S.C. investigates the relationship between theology and science, particularly the life sciences of ecology and evolution. His interests include understanding who God is as Creator, who we are as creatures, and what our relationship is to God, ourselves, and the natural world. He teaches courses in the theology department entitled Science, Theology, and Creation and Theology and Ecology. From 2016-19, Fr. Ehrman was the assistant director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing at Notre Dame. 

Energy Sources and Uses Update - Paul Kempf

Paul Kempf is the Assistant Vice President for The Utilities and Maintenance Departments.  These two University departments are responsible for the operation of the campus’s combined heat and power plant, distribution of all centrally produced utilities as well as the maintenance of over 11 million gross square feet of campus facilities.  He is a 1980 graduate of Notre Dame and has worked for his alma mater for over 29 years.  As part of the University's comprehensive sustainability strategy, he serves on the Sustainability Strategy Standing Committee, the Energy & Emissions, and Water small working groups.

More opportunities soon!