6th Annual Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference

Join us for the Sixth Annual Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference featuring Speakers & Essay and Poster Contests at KSU East Liverpool.

April 30, 2011

Featured speakers

  • Conrad Dan Volz - Marcellus Shale: Health Effects
    Dr PH, MPH, director and principal investigator, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities; director of the Environmental Health Risk Assessment Certificate; and assistant professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Timothy A. Thomas - Sustainable Architecture: Construction and Renovation
    American Institute of Architects, Senior Associate at BSHM , LEED Accredited Professional making recommendations on sustainable design issues
  • Roger Greenawalt - Geothermal Heating and Cooling an Introduction 
    Owner, Sweet Meadow Farm Drainage; Conservationist; President,, Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America; 2007 etrucker Contractor of the Year Finalist; Member, Beloit Village Board of Affairs

Student Paper and Poster Presentations

This year's essay contest is dedicated to the memory of Judy Bonds Goldman Prize Winner and Environmental Activist

Essay and Poster Prizes will be awarded in Four Categories

  • Humanities/ Eco-feminist Based Academic (Literary) Essay - Using literary texts and/or social theory, compose an essay that examines the human or other costs of environmental pollution or that discusses solutions to such problems . This essay requires sources, but the writer can take a position and can draw conclusions using opinions. Sources must be cited.
  • Nonfiction Narrative (Personal) Essay - Using and citing an eco-feminist text or research as a starting point, this essay should explore personal connections to the environment. The essay will be based in personal experience, and it will form a cohesive text that examines one aspect of the environment or environmental justice. Any sources used must be cited.
  • Science Based Essay -This essay category requires a strongly evidential essay, one that synthesizes a body of research and sources. No opinion, but the essay can have a point of view. Use reliable journals or .edu websites. Sources must be cited.
  • Poster Presentation - A concise presentation of an Environmental issue on triptych poster board. The poster should be self-explanatory, and accompanied with a brief paper that also provides citations for the images.

PAPER SESSION SUBMISSIONS DUE BY by APRIL 21 via email to pswartz@kent.edu

Papers should include cover sheet with title, and identifying information including ID number. Title and ID number only should be included in the header of the paper for blind judging. Conference Proceedings will be printed. Questions / Essay Submissions to pswartz@kent.edu

This event is sponsored by Kent State University at East Liverpool Campus Dean Dr. Jeff Nolte and Assistant Dean Dr. Susan Rossi, the KSUEL Environmental Club, the KSUEL Honors, Biology and English Depts.