Lawmakers, officials to talk sustainability

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Lawmakers, officials to talk sustainability

'Policy for the Plains' highlights Earthstock at UNL
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Fracking, wind energy, irrigation, the Ogallala Aquifer, environmental legislation and more will be discussed by state senators and others during an Earth Day forum on sustainability at UNL.

“Policy for the Plains: A Discussion about Sustainability with Nebraska Government Officials,” which is set for 6 p.m. April 22 in the Nebraska Union auditorium, is hosted by UNL’s Environmental Leadership Program, a student-run group of the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska that promotes sustainability on campus.

Panelists include Sen. Rick Kolowski of Omaha, Sen. Ken Haar of Lincoln, Nebraska Game and Parks Deputy Director Tim McCoy, and Graham Christensen, campaign manager for U.S. Senate candidate David Domina.

The event is free to students and the general public. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided following the discussion in the Heritage Room from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Policy for the Plains is a part of the month-long celebration of sustainability known as Earthstock. Earthstock is an event and movement modeled after the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival to engage UNL students and build an understanding in our community about the urgency and feasibility of sustainability.

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