COS hosts week of sustainability events

Author: Rachel Novick


The College of Science is hosting a week of sustainability events including an outdoor screening of An Inconvenient Truth, lectures, and a special halftime program at the men’s soccer game. The week will kick off on Tuesday September 14th, with a brown bag lunch-time discussion by Professor Jennifer Tank entitled The Influence of Agriculture on Stream Ecosystems from 12:30-1:30 pm in 129 DeBartolo Hall.

On Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m., there will be an outdoor screening of An Inconvenient Truth on the lawn in front of the south entrance to Jordan Hall of Science. There will be a free veggie-BBQ with Morningstar Farms black bean veggie burgers.

On Thursday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Arjun Makhijani will speak on A Reliable, 100% Renewable U.S. Electricity System in 283 Galvin Auditorium. Dr. Makhijani is an expert on clean energy and climate change as well as nuclear weapons and nuclear waste.

The week’s activities will wrap up on Sunday, September 19th at 2:00 pm in Alumni Stadium, where College of Science researchers will be recognized and honored at halftime of the men’s soccer game against Michigan State. There will be t-shirts, cloth grocery bags, and trading card packs for the first 300 fans.

“Sustainability Week is a platform for the College of Science to raise awareness of current, pressing environmental concerns among students, faculty, and staff in order to encourage them to do their part in contributing to a sustainable world,” said Katerina Lichtenwalter, who organized the week of events. The College of Science has an active Committee on Sustainability and is engaged in multiple initiatives to enhance sustainability curriculum options and to conserve energy and water.