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Join Penn State’s Sustainability Institute for the return of our Sustainability Showcase Series. This series of inspiring speakers brings to Penn State leaders in art, science, government, activism, agriculture, industry, education, and more to share stories that seek to build a community around sustainability and inspire that community to take action and find new solutions around sustainability challenges. The theme for this year’s Showcase Series is “Building Better Bonds,” focusing on the idea that all sustainability challenges require collective action for effective change and the need to build bonds in our communities increasingly fractured by social, political, and economic divisions.

The first speaker in the series is Sarah Cameron Sunde, a Guggenheim Fellow and performance artist, whose live performance and video works engage the public directly in questions around deep time and our human place in the environment. Sunde will talk about her endurance work ‘36.5,’ in which she stands for 12.5 hours in a tidal estuary through changes in the tides to render visible ideas about sea level rise. Her next performance on Sept. 14 starting at 7:27 a.m. (EDT) will be live-streamed globally, including by the Penn State School of Theatre.

All showcases are streamed online and free and open to all. Pre-registration is required and can be done at this link.