Go green at Chill Out simulcast Wednesday

In a time when fuel prices are on the rise and buzz-words such as “hybrid” and “gas emissions” are spurring news nationally, going green has never been more valuable or necessary. 

On April 16, Lone Star College-CyFair will join colleges across the nation to host the National Wildlife Federation’s Earth Day broadcast Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming.  The simulcast program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The program recognizes campuses and campus leaders for their efforts to solve global warming issues. The LSC-CyFair video production club along with the environmental steering committee have submitted a YouTube entry into this year’s competition. The video highlights the proactive and inventive steps LSC-CyFair has taken to be a “green” campus. 

LSC-CyFair students, Megan Rogers, Rachel Allen, Adrien Adams, Scott McWhirter, Lauren Bishop, Ramiro Gonzalez, Thomas Mathiev and Nobell Vasquez collaborated on the production of the entry. The clip is available on YouTube at http://youtube.com/watch?v=nmAGztSLb44

The humorous video showcases environmentally contentious campus initiatives from recycled paper products sold at the campus bookstore to the natural habitat surrounding campus that is left 80 percent un-mowed to cut down on gas emissions. 

The video even shows how members of a LSC-CyFair pottery class do their part for the environment by decreasing the temperature of their kiln by 125 degrees to lower the amount of coal burned by 50 percent and to cut down on CO2 emissions. 

“The faculty, staff and students are very committed to the environment at LSC-CyFair. Our serious yet humorous video submissions for the National Wildlife Federation’s ‘Chill Out’ contest illustrate our ongoing commitment to the environment and its inhabitants,” said Tim Sebesta LSC-CyFair department chair of life sciences and environmental steering committee co-chair. 

Winners of the Chill Out contest will be announced during the simulcast in April. 
As the first Lone Star College designed and built in the 21st Century, Lone Star College-CyFair has been able to successfully incorporate principles of environmental stewardship in landscaping and curricular initiatives and serve as a leader for the Lone Star College System in protecting the environment.