Carnegie Mellon University

Steinbrenner Institute U.S. Environmental Sustainability Workshop

Our workshop was held on November 9 and 10, 2009.  The schedule was as follows:

Welcome and Introduction – David Dzombak, Faculty Director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research [presentationbio]

Topic 1: Non-Food Resource Consumption and Availability
Keynote: William Coleman (Global Footprint Network) [presentationbio]
Panel Presentations: Key challenges in measuring resource availability
•    Chris Hendrickson (Carnegie Mellon) [presentationbio]
•    Patricia Gober (Arizona State University) [bio]
•    Auroop Ganguly (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) [presentationbio]

Topic 2: Food Consumption and Availability
Keynote: Ken Cassman (University of Nebraska) [presentationbio]
Panel Presentation: Is food consumption limiting and how do we estimate the impact of increased demand?
•    Rattan Lal (Ohio State University) [presentationbio]
•    Chris Weber (Carnegie Mellon) [presentationbio]
•    Cliff Davidson (Carnegie Mellon) [presentationbio]

Topic 3: Impact of Population Growth on Resources and Standards of Living
Keynote: David Pimentel (Cornell) [presentationbio]
Panel Presentations: Linkages between resource consumption, quality of life and related public policy options
•    Paul Fischbeck (Carnegie Mellon) [presentationbio]
•    George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon) [presentationbio]
•    Lori Mae Hunter (University of Colorado) [presentationbio]