Sustainability and Health Symposium at UVA, February 21-22, 2008

Sustainability and Health Symposium at UVA, February 21-22, 2008

University of Virginia

This two-part symposium will engage participants through panels and active-participant dialogue on Sustainability and Health issues from the global, national, and local levels.

February 21: Day 1 will begin with an evening in the Newcomb Hall Theater with UVA faculty providing an overview to issues of environmental sustainability and health. This presentation will provide a frame and balanced critique of the movie Sicko by Michael Moore. Following the movie, Faculty will provide brief remarks at the conclusion of the screening address audience questions and comments, then close with an orientation to the next day's sessions. The discussion and movie screening are in partnership with the University Programs Committee.

February 22: On Day 2, all day workshop with panel discussions and guest speaker presentations in the UVA Special Collections Library will stimulate participant-led investigation of local, national and global roles, larger society concerns and inputs, and policy responses. Through the brainstorming process, participants will enumerate the top 3-5 items for future work, projects, and policy.

Participants will also have the opportunity to explore local sustainability and health initiatives through poster displays present on both days of this symposium.

Date and Location

February 21, Movie Screening and Critique - Sicko, Newcomb Movie Theater, 6:15-8:30pm

February 22, All Day Workshop, Special Collections Library, 8:30am – 4:15pm


Movie - Free and open to the public.
Workshop - Free and open to the public. Free box lunch for the first 100 registrants.
Certificate Maintenance (CM) credits available to AICP Members attending the February 22nd Workshop
Email: [email protected]

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For more information contact:

Nisha Botchwey
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400122
Virginia 22904

Phone: 434.924.1339
Email: [email protected]

Posted January 17, 2008

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