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FLI Continues Sustainable Development Series

The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith (FLI) will continue to host its third annual Sustainable Community Development Series with a presentation on “Biomimicry and Resilience Silence for Home and Communities.” Kevin Stack and Josh Stack of Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC will lead the discussion. Kevin Stack is the founder and CEO of Northeast Green, and Josh Stack holds the position of attorney and counselor of law. Susan Cushman, director of introductory biology laboratories and research scientist at FLI, will moderate the event, which will take place in the Geneva Room of the Warren Huntington Smith Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31.

The lecture series is free and open to the public. Each lecture provides a welcome opportunity for students of all majors to discover and discuss the impacts and relevance of environmental science in the Finger Lakes region and beyond.

The Sustainability Community Development Series is one of several projects that reflect FLI’s collaboration with regional environmental partners and state and local government offices. FLI is dedicated to the promotion of environmental research and education about the Finger Lakes and surrounding environments.

“The Finger Lakes region is home to some really progressive and proactive efforts toward achieving sustainability – both in academia and in the public and private sectors,” says Cari Varner, program manager of the community design center and sustainable community development program at FLI. “This lecture series aims to bring the best and brightest to the Geneva community and give students, faculty and the public the opportunity to learn about these efforts.”

This year, the series has aimed to cover five different areas of scientific inquiry, including: energy and waste, built environment, food and water, science and technology and sustainable community development. The spring series will conclude with one final lecture on Monday, April 14. The topic will be “Sustainable Community Development” and will feature speaker Joni Monroe, executive director with the Rochester Regional Community Design Center.