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UWRF Readies for National Campus Sustainability Day

OCT. 9, 2009 | The University of Wisconsin-River Falls St. Croix Institute of Sustainable Community Development and Falcon Programs are participating in National Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 21 with a day of education and activities related to sustainable living.

A streaming webcast, Sustainable Strategies for Vibrant Campus Communities, will be simulcast in universities across the country from the organizers of the national event, including Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, National Wildlife Federation, The New York Times, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Society for College and University Planning. This webcast will shown from noon to 1:30 p.m. Kinnickinnic Theatre, University Center. The webcast is hosted by New York Times science reporter Andy Revkin. Panelists are leaders involved with change on their campuses and in national organizations and networks, including Sarah Brylinsky of Dickinson College, Larry Eisenberg, Los Angeles Community College District, Joseph Grasso, Cornell University, and Angela Halfacre, Furman University.

Following the webcast, Kelly Cain, director of the SCISCD, will give a presentation, “Sustainable Campus~Community Development: What, Why and How,” from 1:30 to 2:30 in the Kinnickinnic Theatre. Following Cain, Nate Hagens, editor of “The Oil Drum,” an online global think-tank devoted to energy and sustainability, will present, “Resource Depletion and the Financial Crisis: A Bird’s Eye View for College Students” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theatre.

An all-day event called “ReWear, RePlay, ReCycle” will be held in the Falls Room, lower level of the University Center. The event includes acoustic performances as well as information on recycling, repurposing castoff clothing, shopping in consignment, second-hand and thrift stores, and a CD swap. For exact times, call 715-425-4444.

A green informational fair featuring groups and vendors from the campus and community will also be in the Falcon’s Nest, University Center, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Events continue into the evening, including a “Minimal Waste Concert” featuring Dangergrass, a bluegrass group, at 7 p.m. in the Falcon’s Nest of the University Center. The concert is co-sponsored by River Falls Habitat for Humanity: Eco Village. There also will be a BinGo Green event, which starts at 8:30 p.m. in Pete’s Creek, lower level of the University Center, with sustainable prizes awarded to bingo winners.

For information contact Karyn Wells at 715-425-4444 or at studentaffairs@uwrf.edu or the SCISCD at 715-425-3479.


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