Happy New Year!
We are hitting the ground running now that campus has reopened and classes have begun. Here is a quick update about upcoming events and initiatives.
- Save the Date: Our next Advisory Board meeting will be on Friday, March 29. We will continue work on the new Strategic Plan and identify Sustainability Award Winners for the Individual and Business/Organization Awards.
Please share the following events and initiatives to those you know who may be interested, and share your ideas about them with me.
- Sustainability & Innovation Series begins Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00pm in Wiekamp Hall Rm 1001. This year there are seven events in the series, covering water, land, energy, education, and engagement issues and opportunities. The first in the series is the City of South Bend’s Long Term Control Plan Director, Kieran Fahey. He has proposed a greener, more cost effective plan to the EPA, and will be sharing why and how the changes are sustainable in the short and long term. More information about the series can be found HERE.
- Sustainability Internship Event: we are working with community partners who offer paid sustainability internships to promote them on campus. If you want to learn more about who they are and what internship experiences they are offering, drop by the Fireside Rooms (next to the University Grill in the University Center Bldg south of Administration) on Wednesday, January 23 from 11:00am-2:00pm. More information can be found HERE.
- Sustainability Fellow Avanti Lalwani has begun her project in earnest, and has created a more triple bottom line approach thanks to your feedback. Research and plans are underway…
- Center Director Krista Bailey, Sustainability Studies Director Deb Marr, and two student interns will be attending the Sustain IU Summit in Bloomington January 10-11. We will be working with all the other campuses in the IU system to promote a range of projects across the system in the most efficient and effective manner.
- A range of campus projects are launching this semester including a food scrap composting project, Green Event Certification (similar to THIS), a Bee Art contest, and a campus garden redesign.
Thanks, as always, for your ongoing support!