Meredith Has Think Green Focus in September

Meredith College will have a special “Think Green” focus on sustainability in September 2010. A variety of programs are being organized by departments across campus.

Educational Activities
•The Bottled Water Effect, sponsored by Residence Life, begins Tuesday, September 7, in the Library courtyard.

•The T-shirt Story and Green Fundraising 101, sponsored by Student Leadership and Service, September 7-10, in the Cate Center.

•“DIRECTions: Native Clay,” an exhibition of ceramics by 16 artists. Opens September 12, at the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m.

•Wellness Wednesday at Belk Dining Hall, September 15, 2010 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Highlights include guest chef from local Market Restaurant, Zumba! classes, farm visit from BeauSol Gardens, and a Fear Factor table. Also sign up for WOW!, Meredith's faculty/staff wellness program, and fall produce shares.

Green Jobs
•Green Career Resources, Academic and Career Planning Resource Room.

•Networking Event. Explore sustainability aspects of a variety of professional careers, September 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., SMB Atrium.

Creation Care
•Gathering to Think Green: Meredith’s weekly chapel service, known as The Gathering,” will feature guest speaker Steve Halstead, pastor at the United Church of Christ, on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Jones Chapel. Halstead will speak about Creation Care, helping participants think through the importance of creation and why sustainability matters.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
•Support The Daisy Trade, Meredith’s ReUse store. Students are using the Daisy Trade! Students have exchanged 375 square feet of items. Accepting staff/faculty donations to keep the store vibrant and well stocked on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 10, from 3:30-5 p.m.

•Book Drive, Carlyle Campbell Library.
Say goodbye without guilt to old books, September 1-10, 2010. Donated books may be added to the Library collection; sold in the ongoing Library book sale (all proceeds go to student fundraisers); sent to Betterworldbooks (where they are donated to needy institutions around the world); or recycled.

Date Submitted: 2010-09-02

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