Miami Presents: Sustainability for Environmental Wellness

Presented on: April 12th at 11:00 AM EDT




View Upcoming Events View Past Event Recordings

LIVE VIEWERS - You may need to refresh/reload this page at or just after the start time and click play in middle of video.  Live captions will appear in the box below.  To customize captioning experience, access event captions here.

Please join us for a special presentation, part of Miami's Wellness Days, as an alumna, a staff member and a student talk about sustainability in the corporate setting and at Miami. 

Una Hrnjak-Haziahmetovic '11 is a leader in sustainability and environmental impact at Starbucks after serving in a similar role at Gap previously.  She is a former 18 of the Last 9 Award Winner at Miami for her success as a young alum.  Una will chat with Adam Sizemore, Miami's Director of Sustainability and Allison South, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Sustainability within the Associated Student Government at Miami, President of the Student Sustainability Council and EcoReps

The group will discuss the climate crisis and the big picture issues that have lead to a focus on sustainability in the corporate world and higher education.  Una will share more about her job and why sustainability is so important at Fortune 500 companies.  Adam and Allison will talk about what is happening at Miami and they will all discuss the future of environmental wellness.

We welcome audience participation with questions both live and during registration.  

Participant Bios

Una Hrnjak-Hadziahmetovic is a passionate sustainability professional bringing her experience, academic background and personal connection as a refugee from Bosnia and Herzegovina to every role she takes on.  Currently at Starbucks, she helps the company set and achieve its environmental and social responsibility strategy and goals

Previously, at Gap Inc., she leads a key supply chain program dedicated to advancing the lives of garment workers and helps manage the Women + Water Global Development Alliance – a unique public-private partnership between Gap Inc. and the U.S. Agency for International Development. In 2018, she received the GreenBiz 30 Under 30 recognition.

Una holds an M.A. in international development from American University’s School of International Service and a B.A. in diplomacy and foreign affairs with a minor in women’s studies from Miami University.

In addition to her professional work, Una volunteers with the Jericho Foundation, the Global Fund for Women, Women for Women International and Peace by Piece International.

Adam Sizemore is the Director of Sustainability and holds multiple roles at Miami.  He is the Co-Chair of the Carbon Action Plan Task Force and Advisor for the Student Sustainability Council.

Adam joined Miami in July '18 after receiving his doctorate in applied sociology from the University of Louisville.

Allison South is passionate about the relationship between policy and sustainability, specifically how renewable energy factors into both. A meaningful career for Allison will include increasing awareness and support for renewable energy projects, sustainable practices, and environmental justice.

She is a Fourth Year Honors student at Miami University majoring in Political Science, Energy, and Sustainability. Simultaneously, she is also pursing a Master of Environmental Science degree concentrating on Energy and the Environment. 

Please reach out to J.J. Slager at slagerjj@miamioh.edu if you have any questions.

Register for this Free Event