Series continues on creating sustainable communitiesDr. Kelly Cain, director of the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development at the UW-River Falls, will present a lecture, “Sustainability 301,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St.
Dr. Kelly Cain, director of the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development at the UW-River Falls, will present a lecture, “Sustainability 301,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St.
This lecture, the third annual by Cain on the topic of sustainability, is presented as part of the ongoing partnership project “What We Need is Here: Encouraging Sustainable Communities.”
Unlike its predecessors — “Sustainability 101 and 201,” presented in 2006 and 2007, which looked heavily at what sustainability is, what is driving it, and what communities can do — “Sustainability 301” will focus more on specific individual action in personal, professional and civic life. The lecture will address a broad spectrum of choices in conservation, technologies and advocacies.
Cain is a professor in environmental science and management at UW-River Falls. He also is co-coordinator for the master’s degree program in sustainable community development launched in May 2005, as well as co-coordinator for the online graduate certificate program in wildlife recreation and nature tourism.
Cain teaches primarily graduate courses in sustainability based planning and management. Besides his teaching duties, Cain is involved in community outreach and service in the St. Croix region, speaking and consulting on green design, and sustainability-based lifestyles, business models and community development. For more information, call The Phipps, 386-2305, ext. 103.