Campus Sustainability Day - Year of the Bike!
For more information about this Campus Sustainability Day event, please contact the institution's event contact person as listed below.
The Student Sustainability Council (SSC) at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) is collaborating with the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and the IUPUI Office of Sustainability and campus and community organizations to celebrate national Campus Sustainability Day 2012.
Join us on October 24 to showcase the sustainable actions taking place at IUPUI, engage in activities and learn ways where we each can do our part to be sustainable. Besides organizing a full day of events centered on themes on sustainability, we will be kicking off our chosen theme which we lovingly call “YEAR OF THE BIKE!” As part of our programming, we will be building the excitement to kick off a sustainable theme that will carry through the 2012-2013 academic year.
Public Speaking Events
10:30 to 11:15 Sustainable Gardening: Latino Student Association & DIGS
Members of the Latino Student Association (LSA) speak about their experience volunteering at the IUPUI Urban Farm, sponsored by Developing IUPUI's Gardens Sustainably (DIGS), during the Summer 2012 semester, where together both organizations grew 300+ pounds of produce without the use of harsh chemicals and utilized natural sustainable agricultural practices, such as companion planting and no-till farming methods. If you have visited IUPUI and eaten at our Citizens Common's Wild Greenz or at one of the various OutTakes stations across campus, you’ve eaten produce grown by LSA and DIGS.
3:00 to 3:30 Sustainable Agriculture: Sustainability of Traditional Agriculture in Africa!
Professor Rick Bein, Department of Geography at IUPUI, is presenting on traditional agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sustainable, generational, time-honored methods will be discussed regarding this mode of agriculture, outside the money-centric economy. This event will be hosted by Anthony Bozzo, President of the IUPUI Geography Club.
4:00 to 4:45 Sustainability without Borders
Professors Bob Beck, Tim Brothers, and Rick Bein participate in a panel discussion on sustainability around the globe. The three presenters draw on their experience with agriculture in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and in Africa, and compare and contrast what it means to be sustainable across cultures. This event will be hosted by Anthony Bozzo, President of the Geography Club.
3:00 to 3:45 Sustainable Study Abroad: Office of Study Abroad
Representatives from the Office of Study Abroad will present on various ways to make your travel abroad more environmentally friendly, while placing emphasis on experiencial learning about sustainability by examining cultures around the World.
4:00 to 4:45 Sustainable Transit: Citizens’ Alliance for Transit
Would you like to see expanded mass transit service in Central Indiana and in communities around the state? Do you want to better understand the role of the general public, state and local elected offcials in making this a reality? The Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit (ICAT) can help you better understand the issues and coordinated advocacy efforts that are underway. Your voice and influence matters--Join, Engage, and Take Action!
Activities Around Campus
12:00 to 1:00 Sustainable Health: Courtney Kees – Studio Ruby Lake
Sustaining your health is just as important as sustaining the environment. Health and Environment are connected. Join Courtney Kees, from Studio Ruby Lake, for a well-deserved mid-day break and experience the cathartic effects of Yoga. This event will be hosted by Carol Belleville, Treasurer of the Student Sustainability Council, who will be attending the AASHE 2012 conference this October.
12:00 to 1:30 Sustainable Entertainment: Screening of the documentary “Bag-It”
Screening of the documentary Bag It. Bag It brings light to the daunting environmental side-effects brought about by the world's #1 consumer product, the plastic bag.
2:00 to 3:30 Sustainable Entertainment: CSD 2012 Keynote Broadcast
Featuring Dr. Geoffrey Chase, leader of the Ponderosa Project, Julie Elzanati, Director of the Illinois Green Economy Network, Debera Johnson, founder of the Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability, Julian Keniry, Senior Director of Campus and Community Leadership, National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Program, and Neil Weissman, Provost, Dickinson College, this panel invites questions from the audience to discuss best practices for creating ecological curriculum, advancing experiential and living laboratory learning, and engaging faculty and the surrounding community in meaningful and critical education. Panelists represent experience from across the higher education spectrum and bring a diverse range of ideas, solutions, and programmatic influences to the discussion.
11:00 to 2:00 Bike Clinic (IndyCog): Traffic Safety
IndyCog, an Indianapolis based Bicycle Advocacy group, is hosting an outdoor Q & A focused on Bike Safety. Join Kevin Whited from IndyCog and strengthen your knowledge on Bike Safety, as well as network with a local bike organization.
11:00 to 2:00 Sustainable Wheels: Butler Toyota
Lenny Hunter, General Manager for Butler Toyota of the Butler Auto Group will be bringing 3 Prius models to IUPUI's campus. Butler Toyota representatives will be on-site talking to students about the advanced technology of the new Prius models now available at many local Toyota dealerships. In addition, they will be telling college students about the Toyota first time buyers and College Graduate programs.
11:00 to 2:00 Sustainable Wheels: IndyGo Hybrid Bus
Continuing our theme of “Year of the Bike,” representatives from fIndy Go will be parking a hybrid bus, featuring Allison Transmission technology, to demonstrate its user friendly bike racks. This is ideal for those sustainability minded students on the go who chose not use the antiquated technology of fully fossil fuel dependent automobiles.
11:00 to 2:00 Sustainable Health: LA Fitness – Virtual Bike Experience
Catering to the unique environment, LA Fitness Spin trainers will be providing an interactive biking simulation. LA Fitness will be transforming a sidewalk into a street environment to provide an outdoor spinning class. Best of all, all the equipment from the bikes and stair climbers do not use electricity from the grid because all electronics are powered by kinetic activity or human motion. Debated spinning class? Try it here for free!
6:00 to 8:00 Sustainable Dives: Dumpster Dive hosted by Sustainability House at IUPUI
Ray's Trash, an Indianapolis waste management company, will place a dumpster adjacent to the Office of Student Housing at IUPUI. A representative from Ray's will remove items from the dumpster as a demonstration of the recyclable materials it contains. The dumpster will be moved back to its original location the following morning.
10:00 to 2:00 Sustainable Practices: Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Collection
RecycleForce will utilize a 50 foot truck on Blake Circle for collecting personal electronic items from individuals.
11:00-12:00 Sustainable Involvement: DIGS Urban Garden Tour
Join Travis Tornquist, an IUPUI DIGS Member and Urban Garden Manager, on a tour of the Campus Gardens, located next to our Science Building between University Library. Travis will talk about the progress made by the Urban Garden and the benefits brought to the campus, including strategic relationships and progressive movements in space and food planning.