Bryant University’s Earth Day Symposium on Climate & Sustainability

Bryant University is hosting its 1st annual Earth Day Symposium on Climate and Sustainability in an effort to promote climate related discussions and actions. In today’s society, companies are creating new roles specifically for implementing sustainability into their operations. It is a field full of opportunities for recent college graduates that are studying both arts and science, business, and health. Leaders need to know the effects of climate change, allowing them the skills to implement strategies to combat it in their careers. The student-driven symposium is a major step towards putting climate and sustainability at the forefront of higher education.

Time: 10:45 AM- 5:15 PM

Location: Bryant University,  1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917

Cost: Free and open to students, professors, alumni, and the community

Keynote Speaker at 11AM to begin the day (Please arrive by 10:45)

Dr. Andrew H. Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History; Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Emeritus, Harvard University.

He is the author of “A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters.” (Custom House, 2021). Dr. Knoll is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Microbiology.


  1. Inspire students to see the opportunities at present in the fields of climate and sustainability
  2. Networking among students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals for sustainability
  3. Begin a tradition to promote insightful discussions to motivate actions for climate solutions

Lunch is provided by PLANT CITY with Creator/Co-Founder Kim Anderson present to share her story and answer questions.

Questions? Email co-chairs Alex Fluegel ([email protected])and Taylor Vahey ([email protected])