Sustainability Speaker Series – Urban Sustainability: Lincoln’s Innovative Environment2018-11-07T19:46:33+00:00

Sustainability Speaker Series – Urban Sustainability: Lincoln’s Innovative Environment

Thursday, June 28, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Turbine Flats Art Gallery
2124 Y St
Lincoln, Nebraska


Join us for the next Envirorun Lincoln Speaker Series, happening this month!

The Speaker Series will focus on Urban Sustainability: Lincoln’s Innovative Environment. This edition of the series features local leaders in an exciting panel discussion on urban sustainability, including topics such as bike sharing, urban planning, parks and trails, and native plants.

The Envirorun Speaker Series is designed to provide an opportunity to connect with the environmental community, with light refreshments and a casual atmosphere and it all takes place at Turbine Flats (2124 Y St) Art Gallery!

We welcome you to wear your best enviro shirt and share photos on our Twitter and Facebook with #envirorun, those that do might win a prize!

Featured Speakers

Shawn Ryba MSW, MPA
Executive Director, South of Downtown Community Development Organization

Shawn has been involved in community development work in Lincoln for 15 years. He serves as executive director of the newly established South of Downtown Community Development Organization which will work to create equitable opportunities in education, job skills, workforce development, housing, and health in neighborhoods south of the State Capitol. He holds masters degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Donna Woudenberg, Ph.D.
Projects & Operations Manager, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

Donna was born and raised in Maryland and moved to Lincoln, NE in 1980. Her interests lie in human interactions with the environment, the social impacts of climate change, and sustainability and equity.

Mark E. Canney
Park Planner & Urban Designer, Lincoln Parks & Recreation

Mark has been a Park Planner and Urban Designer for Lincoln Parks & Recreation since 2001. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an M.S. from Kansas State University in Landscape Architecture.

Lonnie Burklund, PE, PTOE
Assistant Director of Transportation, City of Lincoln

Lonnie is the Assistant Director of Transportation for the City of Lincoln. Alongside Director Miki Esposito, his primary management responsibilities include oversight of the Transportation Team Divisions of Maintenance Operations, Project Delivery, Right-of-Way Services, and Traffic Engineering. Lonnie completed his Civil Engineering Degree at UNL. He spent 17 years in the private sector with two separate consulting firms, prior to joining the City of Lincoln near the end of 2013.