Sustainability Career Event

Wednesday May 17th, 12:00, Harper 284

Conversation on the Role of the Sustainability Practitioner

What does it mean to have a career in “sustainability?” The broad definition of the word itself, hints that there are many paths, often lacking in clarity and consensus, which can bring on an overwhelming feeling when exploring places to start, how to effectively position yourself and your work. Come with your questions and discussion topics for Mike Stopka, former Director of the UChicago Office of Sustainability, practicing sustainability consultant, architect and educator and Liz Lyon (AB '13), Market Manager for the Plant Chicago. 

Lunch will be provided.  To attend, please register here!


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Mike Stopka, Founder, MIST Environment
With 16 years experience in sustainable strategy, development, design, operations, research and education, he has successfully led and implemented over 75 diverse projects with broad range of clients.  


Liz Lyon, Market Manager, Plant Chicago
Liz graduated from the University of Chicago in 2013 with a Public Policy major and Environmental Studies minor. She currently manages the Farmer Market Program at Plant Chicago, a nonprofit working to develop circular economies while empowering people to make their cities healthier and more efficient.