Attend Eco Showcase Sept. 6 to learn about sustainability efforts of campus, community groups

As part of the Inamori Ethics Prize schedule of events, an Eco Showcase will be held Sept. 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the Kelvin Smith Library oval.

During the Eco Showcase, students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to engage, learn and network about sustainability-focused work. Exhibitors will be on hand sharing their work and offering opportunities to get involved.

The rain site will be the first floor of the library.

Two other events related to the ethics prize will take place that day, starting with an academic symposium at noon in Severance Hall. Panelists Paul Hawken, the national bestselling author of seven books on sustainability and founder of Natural Capital Institute; David Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College; and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Elmer G. Beamer – Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics and environmental ethicist in the Case Western Reserve’s Department of Philosophy, will hold a discussion on environmental issues.

At 6 p.m., Canadian David Suzuki, an internationally renowned environmentalist and sustainability advocate, will accept Case Western Reserve University’s Inamori Ethics Prize at Severance Hall. As part of the ceremony, Suzuki will give the traditional Inamori Ethics Prize lecture discussing his perspective on how his work relates to the ideals of ethics and integrity. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are encouraged; to reserve or print free tickets, visit or call the Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111.