Managing the Planet panel ‘Women: Key to Sustainability’ set for March 7

color poster for the event Women: Key to SustainabilityThe School of Global Environmental Sustainability is hosting a March 7 panel discussion on the powerful contribution women are making towards sustainable development.

Pressing challenges facing humanity today and issues from poverty to climate change can be mitigated through the empowerment and education of women.

There is a growing awareness that women are a force in decisions from the local to the global level; they provide knowledge that draws attention to health care, education and discriminatory policies where balance serves as a prerequisite for sustainable development. The panel of scientists will provide insight on how women are forging the path toward environmental stewardship, social justice and equal economic opportunity.

The event will be held at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St., from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7.


· Meena Balgopal, Department of Biology
· Alexandra Bernasek, Department of Economics
· Emily Fischer, Department of Atmospheric Science
· Jennifer Solomon, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The discussion will be moderated by Gene Kelly, associate director for research and development at SoGES, deputy director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean of Extension.

The panel discussion, part of the Managing the Planet series, is free of charge and open to the public. Visit the SoGES website for more information.