Campus Sustainability Day & International Food Day
For more information about this Campus Sustainability Day event, please contact the institution's event contact person as listed below.
Sustainability Resources at the UMass Amherst Libraries
October 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
The sustainability movement inspires students, faculty and staff in the classroom and across campus. Learn about Open Educational Resources which allow faculty to tailor their course material and save students hundreds of dollars. There will also be a demonstration of the new Campus Sustainability Initiative page on ScholarWorks, the digital repository of UMass Amherst. Q &A will include sharing ideas about integrating reliable, cost-saving material into the teaching and learning of sustainability. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Madeleine Charney
Energy Competition and Food Day
Thursday, October 25, 12-3pm, Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge
The UMass Eco-Rep Program hosts an energy generation competition. UMass Dining celebrates International Food Day.
The Boston-based rock band Melodeego will bring their people-powered music to campus next to celebrate International Food Day and Campus Sustainability Day in the Cape Cod Lounge of the Student Union. The band uses a sound system powered by stationary bicycles pedaled by audience volunteers to deliver a hard-driving rock sound with an environmentally and socially conscious message.Melodeego musicians encourage students to share their ideas for solutions to environmental problems and hope to empower young people to see that they can make a difference.
Other highlights of the afternoon will be local foods and dishes prepared by Dining Services in cooperation with the UMass Permaculture Committee, and milk shakes prepared on a bike-powered blender presented to the campus sustainability program by student Eco-Reps. Other activities will include an up-cycling demonstration by Project Repat, and Protect our Breasts will offer free product giveaways. Protect Our Breasts is led by Cynthia Barstow, a lecturer in marketing at the Isenberg School of Management, author of “The Eco-Foods Guide 2002,” and an activist searching for ways to protect women and men from environmental toxins associated with breast cancer. Project Repat, featured on MTV and Fab, is an upcycling organization that collects old, unwanted T-shirts, stitches them together and turns them into blankets, clothes and bags for people in need.
These events are free and open to the public.
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Happy Campus Sustainability Day (Oct 24)... and week, and month!