Green Bellevue's August 2019 Program

posted Aug 8, 2019, 9:19 AM by Brittany Dabestani   [ updated Aug 8, 2019, 9:20 AM ]

Sustainability at Bellevue University

 

PRESENTER: DR. JOHN KYNDT,
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY'S SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Come to Green Bellevue's August program to hear about the new Sustainability Lab being constructed at Bellevue University this fall. The lab is made possible by a $200,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and will be a place for both students and the community to research and learn about environmental sustainability. Dr. John Kyndt will discuss current sustainability initiatives at Bellevue University and plans for a greenhouse, algae pond for renewable energy, wind and solar generation stations, and a garden for native plants.

Following the presentation, you are invited to join in an interactive Q&A session. Green Bellevue meetings are free and open to the public, so invite your friends! Our new meeting location is at Bellevue University's Hitchcock Humanities Center, Rm 202, 1040 Bruin Boulevard, Bellevue, NE 68005.

Join this event via live stream! https://bellevue.zoom.us/j/207444210

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Visit www.greenbellevue.org for more information.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: 

Dr. John Kyndt is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Sustainability Management program at Bellevue University. Dr. Kyndt received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ghent (Belgium), and his research background is in the area of developing algae for enhanced biofuel production, as well as photobiology and optogenetics. Dr. Kyndt obtained and managed several grants in the alternative energy field (particularly algal biofuels), sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and research foundations. He has functioned as Principal Coordinator for a large-scale algal cultivation project at the University of Arizona, and is currently developing the outdoor sustainability learning lab at Bellevue University, partially funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Dr. Kyndt has so far published 30 peer review research articles, one patent (in photobiochemistry) and one ebook (on the use of algae for biofuels and green chemical production). In 2013 he also spoke at TEDxOmaha on the topic of what drives and influences scientific research.     
     
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