Career Opportunities with the MI-DNR, DEQ and Local Health Departments
Annually in October from 2011 - 2017
Presented by Tom Rohrer, Patrick Donovan, and Sandee Donovan

The Future of Clean Energy Economy
April 19, 2011: Presented by Skip Pruss, 5 Lakes Energy LLC

Indigenous Thinking for the Next Economy
Tuesday, March 15, 2011: Presented by Winona LaDuke

Enbridge: Delivering Energy to North America in the 21st Century
November 22, 2010: Presented by Stephen J. Wuori, President, Liquids Pipelines for Enbridge, Inc.


“Building a University Sustainability Program from the Ground Up: Ethics, Economics and Accolades." Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Annual conference, San Antonio, Texas. October, 2017.

“The Great Lakes of North America:  Our Most Sacred Waters." Ziibiwing Nature Center Sacred Waters Conference. Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. April, 2017.

“Comparative National Energy Policies and Climate Change Actions in Countries with Divided and Unified Governments: Reflections, Projections and Opportunities for Improved Pedagogy.”  International Conference on Public Policy. Presented July 3, 2015 at University of Sacre Coeur, Milan, Italy. Submitted for Routledge publication.

“Great Lakes Water Resources and the Great Lakes Basin Compact.” Honors seminar. Central Michigan University. Spring, 2015

“Cross-disciplinary Majors, Minors, and Certificates: Credentialing in Cultural and Global Studies." 13th International Hawaii Humanities Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.  January, 2015.

“Sustainability at Central Michigan University:  Applications to Comparative Institutions.” 2012.  International Sustainability Campus Network. Sixth Annual International Conference. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

“Public Management of Sustainable Energy Development: A Comparative Analysis of National Policies in Denmark, Italy, Canada and the United States.” Presented at the 2012 IRSPM Conference – University of Rome, Tor Vergata.

Lanzhou-Hatfield Conference
GLISS director Tom Rohrer presented a paper at the Second International Lanzhou-Hatfield conference on Government Performance, Management and Leadership in Portland, Oregon. The theme of the 2011 conference was "Innovations Toward Sustainable Solutions." Dr. Rick Kurtz co-authored the paper entitled "Building a Public Institution Sustainability Program from the Ground Up." The CMU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs awarded a Premier Display grant to Rohrer to fund this travel.

Saginaw Valley Sustainability Society - October 17, 2011
GLISS director Tom Rohrer, along with Peter Sinclair (internet Climate Denial Crock of the Week producer), Russ Harding (Mackinaw Center), and Matthew Hall (Consumers Energy) participated in a panel discussion on Global Climate Change arranged by the Saginaw Valley Sustainability Society on October 17, 2011, in the Park Library Auditorium at Central Michigan University. CMU students and faculty as well as citizens from the Saginaw Bay area attended.

Green Communities Conference
Hosted by the Michigan Municipal League
Lansing, Mich., December 10, 2010
“Building a University Sustainability Program from the Ground Up.” 2010. Sustainability Program Seminar.  University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

“Educating for a Sustainable Present and Future:  What is the Role of Universities in the 21st Century?” January 2009.  Fifth International Conference on Environmental, Economic, Cultural, and Social Sustainability.  Mauritius University of Technology, Mauritius, Africa (with Dr. Ivy L. Goduka).

“Incorporating Sustainability into the Curriculum: Lessons from Europe.” The Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning.  Traverse City, Michigan. September 20, 2008.

“Great Lakes, Great Resources.” Special topics seminar for College of Science and Technology Residential College Students. Spring term, 2008.

“Environmental, Public Health and Economic Impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on Rural Communities.” Presentation to the Alma City Council, Alma MI. October 2006.