Scheduled events designed to raise awareness for university-wide environmental initiatives
TOWSON, Md. (Oct. 17, 2011)—Towson University is painting the town green with a series of programs and events in celebration of Campus Sustainability Day, a national, annual celebration founded by the Society of College and University Planners to promote environmental education among students, faculty and staff.
“Our goal is to make students think about sustainability in a different light,” says Pam Gorsuch, TU communications specialist. “We're providing fun avenues for increasing campus awareness about sustainability and the environment.”
The festivities begin Monday, Oct. 17 with a New York Times Talk on sustainability as it relates to food and the prevalence of meat in American diets. Guest speaker and TU Urban Farm Adviser Ben Warner will moderate the discussion and share knowledge he's learned from overseeing the campus garden. The discussion will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in University Union Chesapeake III.
TU's main events kick into high gear Wednesday, Oct. 19, with education-based programs to be held across campus. The TU community is invited to bike to blend their own smoothies on Paws Patio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and vie for prizes in the Recycling Challenge in the University Union and West Village Commons. Free bike maintenance will be available on the West Village Lawn from noon to 3 p.m., and surprise guest chefs will be cooking local and organic lunches in the campus dining halls.
For more information on Campus Sustainability Day and Towson's green initiatives, visit www.towson.edu/gogreen.