Centre College’s annual Sustainability Month arrived again Oct. 15 and will run through Nov. 16 with exciting events across campus designed to bring awareness to the College’s sustainability efforts and the work being done by clubs and organizations that are making a difference.
The month highlights ways the entire community can reduce their impact on the environment, including annual favorites like the popular Farm-to-Table Banquet and Hella-Green Halloween. The energies of a number of groups on campus have gone into putting together a month-long calendar of events to entertain, excite and educate.
Wed., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Young 113
Pipeline Forum: The Centre Environmental Association (CEA) partners with Centre Democrats and Centre Republicans to discuss the impact of activism on Kinder Morgan’s decision to cancel the Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline (UMTP) project.
Thurs., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., VahlKamp Theatre
President’s Sustainability Convo, Climate Change and Affordable Housing: Amy Preece, Market Leadership Advisory Board member for the U.S. Green Building Council Kentucky, and Habitat for Humanity where she oversees Green Check, speaks on societal housing challenges as a result of climate change.
Mon., Nov. 6, 5 p.m., Campus Center Patio
Farm-to-Table Banquet: Fifty students will be able to enjoy a sustainably sourced dinner on the patio of the campus center thanks to CEA and Sodexo. CEA will send a sign-up email to students, and this event fills up fast.
Wed., Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Young 113
State of the Environment and Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: Visiting from the Royal Thimpu College in the Himalayas, Dean Samir Patel introduces the state of the environment in the small kingdom of Bhutan, its achievements and challenges as the world’s first carbon-negative country.
Wed., Nov. 14
America Recycles Day: Recycling Coordinator Cheryl Coulter will be available at a table in Campus Center to answer questions about Centre’s recycling program.
Thurs., Nov. 15
Kentucky Environmental Justice Day: All members of the Centre community are encouraged to donate $5 to support environmental justice efforts in Kentucky. Contributors will be encouraged to dress in jeans, as well as wear a colorful shirt sticker acknowledging their gift and to draw attention to issues of environmental justice. All funds collected will be directed to Kentucky Resources Council.
Environmental Justice Teach-In: Students, faculty, and staff are invited to speak in front of Crounse throughout the day on Thurs., Nov. 15 on issues surrounding environmental justice.
The week of Nov. 12
Chowan Solar Panel Dedication: The President’s Climate Commitment Advisory Committee invites faculty, staff, students and friends to a dedication of the second Chowan solar-panel installation, as well as a celebration of those who made this energy-saving project a reality. Date and time to be announced.
by Cindy Long
October 25, 2018