Green Bag Lunch Series

The Office for Sustainability offers a number of lectures and panel discussions through the academic year during the lunch hour, our Green Bag Lunch Series. We supply drinks (coffee, tea, water) and a dessert and ask that those attending pack or bring their own lunch. The events typically run about an hour long and time is provided for questions and discussion.

We'd love to hear from you if you have an idea for a future lunch topic.


Below is a list of our past Green Bag Lunch topics. Many of the presenters have let us post their slides for download. The most recent event is listed first.

Past Green Bag Lunch Events

March 2018 | Green Bag Lunch Series: Local Farmer Panel 

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

  • Stephanie Corbett, CWRU Sustainability and Energy Director

Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 13.2MB March GLB Intro

Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 749KB Hartzler Presentation 

  • Aaron Miller of Miller Livestock

Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 2.7MB Miller Presentation

Powerpoint presentation | pdf | 2.8MB McMicken Presentation 

February 2018 | Green Bag Lunch Series:  Cleveland Climate Action Plan & Climate Ambassadors Working Together

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

January 2018 | Green Bag Lunch Series: Advocating for your Park with the Trust for Public Land

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

October 2017 | Green Bag Lunch Series: Sustainability at Local Zoos

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

September 2017 | Green Bag Lunch Series: All About Trees

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

June 2017 | Green Bag Lunch Series: New Sustainable Transportation Options for Circle Employees

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

April 2017 |  Green Bag Lunch Series: Lake Erie's Past, Present & Future with Dr. Reutter

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

March 2017 | The State of Composting at CWRU and North East Ohio

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A

  • Erin Kollar, Assistant Director of Sustainability, CWRU
    Power point presentation | pdf | 27.8MB | State of Composting at CWRU Intro and Info
  • Kathleen Rocco, Education Specialist, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
    Power point presentation | pdf  2.1MB | Composting at Home
  • Ana Locci, PhD, University Farm Director, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology, CWRU

February 2017 | Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

February 2017 | Climate Action in Labs @ CWRU | Green Labs and the -80 Freezer Rebate Program

Biomedical Research Building, Room 105

January 2017 | Natural Capital with The Nature Conservancy's Bill Ginn

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

  • Bill Ginn, Executive Vice President for the Global Conservation Initiatives Team with The Nature Conservancy

November 2016| Greening the Holiday Season with Upcycled Gifts

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

October 2016 | Green Design for Your Home 

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C

September 2016 | Alternative Fuel Vehicle Panel and Ride-n-Drive

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C, Lot 84 on Bellflower Road (former CIA parking lot)

June 2016 | Your Eco-Friendly Lawn

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

April 2016 | Biking to Work - A Conversation on How to Actually Do It Panel Discussion

March 2016 | Recycle Like a Master

Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C

No Powerpoint presentations

January 2016 | Putting Solar Power on Your Roof

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

  • Ali Ahmed, Senior Manager of Workplace Resources, Global Energy Management and Sustainability at Cisco Systems, recently  installed a solar array on his home
    Powerpoint introduction | pdf | 139KB | Ali Ahmed Intro
  • Phil Taylor of Perkins Professor of Physics at CWRU, installed the first residential solar installation in Ohio
    Paper about his experience | pdf | 2.0MB | Solar Odyssey by Phil Taylor
  • Matt Gray, Director of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland, who is working to make it easier to get solar in the city
    Powerpoint introduction | pdf | 2.2MB | Matt Gray Intro

November 2015 | Green Gift Giving

Tinkham Veale University Center Student Organization Space

September 2015 | Tinkham Veale University Center’s Green Building Features  

Tinkham Veale University Center Student Organization Space