By Timothy Collins
WIU was fortunate to have Terra Brockman, founder of The Land Connection and author of The Seasons on Henry’s Farm (Agate Surrey, 2010), as our guest for this year’s Environmental Summit Lite, part of an expanded Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs’ (IIRA) Sustainability Brownbagger.
A day spent with Terra reveals a person who is passionate about the land and the people on it. You can read more about her and her visit to WIU in the Daily Yonder.
This year’s Environmental Summit Lite was part of the transition to an expanded Environmental Summit at WIU. The summit, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013, will now be held in the Fall Semester under the auspices of IIRA in conjunction with WIU Provost’s Office; University Sustainability Committee, WIU Libraries, Facilities Management, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research.
The newly named Prairie Lands Environmental Summit will continue our tradition of showing off green activities in the WIU campus community. In addition, a series of sessions will be held to highlight the role of arts and humanities in sustainable community development.
Mark your calendar. The Prairie Lands Environmental Summit will be held October 22 at the WIU Student Union in Macomb.
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Terra Brockman at IIRA Sustainability Brownbagger. Photo by Fred Iutzi, IIRA.
Timothy Collins is assistant director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University in Macomb.
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