A series of campus and public events focused on local and global environmental concerns sponsored by members of the University of Oklahoma’s Environmental Portfolio and others.
From World Water Day (March 22, 2016) through Earth Day (April 22, 2016) many campus and public events have been scheduled focusing on local and global environmental concerns. Topics include water and social justice, a symposium on sustainability, a distinguished speaker series on human-water interactions, and the history of water development in Oklahoma as recorded in the congressional archives.
Our aim is to bring the OU campus, the greater Oklahoma community, and leading professionals and experts in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities together to discuss locally and globally timely and important environmental issues. We hope to heighten awareness as much as possible among these diverse groups, while providing essential information and highlighting OU’s crucial role in this important endeavor, OU’s Earth Month®.
These events are sponsored by members of the OU Environmental Portfolio: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, the Gallogly College of Engineering, the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, the Environmental Studies Program, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the OU Humanities Forum, the OU Center for Social Justice, the OU Environmental Concerns Committee, the Carl Albert Center, the WaTER Center, the Center for Restoration of Ecological Watersheds, and one of our primary scientific vendors VWR.