Environment in Focus at Meredith Feb. 11-15
Meredith College will put environmental issues in focus February 11-15, 2008, with a special series of events featuring the theme “Connecting You to the Environment.”
The week includes the kick-off of a water conservation challenge between Meredith and Peace College. The two schools are competing to see which college has the largest percentage of water conservation pledges signed by students, faculty and staff. The conservation challenge runs from February 11 through February 28. Click here for more information on the challenge.
Another highlight will be the “Focus Our Solution: Global Climate Change” panel discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. (See schedule below for information on panelists).
The final event of the week will be the MeredithServes Clean-Up Project, coordinated by Angels for the Environment on Friday, Feb. 15 from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Campus community members will clean up the Meredith Forest area of campus. Click here for more information on the Meredith Forest Clean-Up.
The full schedule of events is as follows
Monday, Feb. 11 You Live and You Learn...
10 a.m.-11 a.m. Environmental Information in the Cate Center; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Belk Dining Hall. Environmental information, representatives and prizes from Progress Energy, Sierra Club and Belk Dining Services.
Pick up the Angels for the Environment (A4E) and SGA water conservation pledge and recycling competition.
Noon—1 p.m. Belk Dining Hall
Honors Program Lunch Conversation on the Environment with guest speaker Assistant Professor of Biology Erin Lindquist
Tuesday, Feb. 12 How Does Your Garden Grow?
Lunch: Belk Dining Hall will feature a vegetarian lunch menu along with information on produce.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 Focus Our Solution!
6 p.m. Climate Change Panel Discussion, Kresge Auditorium
Meredith College joins more than 1,600 other institutions in the Focus the Nation global warming panel discussion featuring Kristen Coracini, Acting Southeast Climate and Air Policy Manager, Environmental Defense, Raleigh; Graham Kuzia, Greenpeace Climate Change Field Organizer; Brittni Walker, Environmental Studies Major, Meredith College; and John King, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The panel discussion is being held in collaboration with Honor and Integrity Week.
Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15: Think and Speak Green Climate Change Teach-In
As a follow-up to the climate change panel discussion, instructors can engage in discussion that links this topic to their relevant discipline.
Friday, February 15: We’re Going Green!
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Piedmont Biofuels will be on campus
11 a.m. Piedmont Biofuels demonstration of making bio-diesel fuel and Going Green: Hybrid Car Demonstration. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and drive a hybrid vehicle.
2 p.m.–4 p.m. MeredithServes Forest Clean-up Project Coordinated by A4E. Campus Clean-Up in the Meredith Forest. Meet in the Johnson Hall Rotunda. Bring any available work gloves and wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
Throughout the week, Meredith’s resident halls bulletin boards will focus on environmental issues, and A4E will be taking donations for the Heifer International Project.
All events in the “Connecting You to the Environment” series are open to all Meredith students, faculty and staff. The week is sponsored by MeredithServes and the Sloan Family Student Leadership Development Program.
Meredith’s SGA launched “The Campaign for a Greener Meredith” in 2006, and the environment will remain a focus during the 2008-09 academic year, when the College’s annual theme will be environmental awareness and sustainability.
Date Submitted: 2008-02-07