Campus Sustainability Day
For more information about this Campus Sustainability Day event, please contact the institution's event contact person as listed below.
The Stony Brook University Office of Sustainability is partnering with Campus Dining Services in order to collectively celebrate both Campus Sustainability Day and Food Day on October 24, 2012. The University will showcase a variety of sustainable initiatives through hosting an indoor/outdoor fair, as well as a farmers market. In addition to these efforts, the University is also showing a sustainable food related film in one of its meeting halls, in order to spread the word on sustainability.
The indoor/outdoor fair will be held at the University’s Student Activities Center, and the Office of Sustainability will ask students, faculty, and staff questions about University sustainability initiatives. Students, faculty, and staff who participate and answer questions will be issued free, reusable water bottles and/or pumpkins, in order to correlate with the fall semester season. The Office of Sustainability will also showcase: (1) SBU’s future bike share program, (2) its new EcoLeaders student leadership program, and (3) recycling. SBU is one of a few Universities to accept and recycle plastics #1-7 and e-waste.
Students who attend the fair will have the ability to submit applications to join EcoLeaders, the University’s student sustainability advocacy group. In addition to these efforts, Campus Sustainability Day will allow the University to promote carpooling and ridesharing by having a representative from 511Rideshare attend. 511Rideshare will provide information to students, faculty, and staff about alternate modes of transportation and reducing ones’ carbon footprint.
The event itself is being staffed by the Office of Sustainability, Campus Dining Services, and students from Stony Brook University’s Environmental Club, who will collaborate and spread the word about the University’s wonderful sustainable initiatives.