Planting Seeds of Sustainability
Feb 08, 2011Something green is sprouting on Concordia’s campus. Green Week, sponsored by the Student Environmental Alliance, kicked off yesterday with a seed sale to benefit Concordia’s organic garden. The seeds are sold in themed packets of four from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 9. Each day of Green Week will focus on a different area of sustainability.
The Student Environmental Alliance hopes to raise awareness on campus and in the community about sustainability. Sarah Vlasak ’13, Stillwater, Minn., wants students to embrace the little things they can do, whether that is biking to generate power for Acoustic Buzz or taking an 8-minute shower rather than a 10-minute one.
“We have to take a lead in sustainability,” she says.
Other events include:
Tuesday, Feb. 8 – Transportation
• Shoveling out the bike racks, Noon-1 p.m., starts in the Atrium, Knutson Campus Center
• New Science Building Presentation, 8:30 p.m., Jones Science Center 212
Wednesday, Feb. 9 – Water
• "Flow," a documentary film, 7:30 p.m., Ivers 292
• "Green" Communion, 10 p.m., Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
Thursday, Feb. 10 – Buildings
• "Carbon Inventory of Concordia College," a student presentation by Isaac Heath '14 and Matt Gantz '14, 7-8:30 p.m., Morrie Jones Conference Rooms A and B, Knutson Campus Center
• Powering Acoustic Buzz With Generator Bikes, 10 p.m., The Maize, Knutson Campus Center
Friday, Feb. 11 – Waste
• "Addicted to Plastic," a documentary film, 9 p.m., Centrum, Knutson Campus Center