Black Hills State University is making plans for the next two events in its second annual Sustainability Series.  Dr. Andy Johnson, assistant professor and associate director of the BHSU Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education, hopes that the series will “help people understand how things get to us and how they get done in an industrial society.”

This year’s series began Oct. 2 with a presentation and several classroom appearances by Justin Lee of MacCares.  Lee’s presentation, “The politics of opportunity”, focused on the economic possibilities for local business and communities who become more environmentally friendly. 

Dusty Johnson, chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, presented Oct. 10 in BHSU’s Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall.  The topic, “Wind Power: Silver Bullet or Fool’s Gold?”, specifically tackled the issue of wind power in South Dakota. 

“The Amazing High MPG Vehicles”, a presentation by Jim Tautkus, will take place Thursday, Oct. 18.  Tautkus will present on a number of gas efficient vehicles that are currently utilized in other countries. 

Nancy Kile’s presentation on low energy housing design will take place later in the semester.

Johnson is planning the series with Jeanne Higgins, director of United Ministries. They are planning more events to take place later this year. 

For more information, contact Johnson at AndyJohnson@bhsu.edu or 642-6508.