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The Conversations Conference on Nebraska Environment and Sustainability Feb. 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will focus on water, land, energy, food and materials. Registration costs $10 for professionals and the general public, and is free to students.

This is the second of four regional day-long conversations on sustainability.

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities is organizing the Conversations Conference for southeast Nebraska in partnership with UNL’s School of Natural Resources, the Chancellor’s Commission on Sustainability and the Omaha-based Sustainability Leadership Institute.

Conversations will continue in Grand Island in May and in Scottsbluff in August.

The conferences are underwritten by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, the state Department of Environmental Quality, the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority and Lincoln Electric System.

Besides being a good chance to learn about key issues surrounding sustainability, the Conversations Conferences are an opportunity to discuss resource issues, and to incorporate newcomers into the civic deliberation process.

Recommendations from each of the resource conversations will be shared with decision makers in both local and state government.

Students may contact Katie Torpy, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or (402) 933-0080, to register at no cost. For more information, for all other registrations, or to access the on-line conversation, please visit http://www.nslw.org/conversations.html.