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How does LSC-CyFair address sustainability? Find out with a variety of activities all day long Oct. 19

What are departments throughout Lone Star College-CyFair doing to address sustainability? Find out on Campus Sustainability Day through a variety of events being held Tuesday, Oct. 19.

College faculty and staff from multiple disciplines – literature, biology, kinesiology, math, geology, sociology and environmental science – as well as some community partners have planned a day of activities, presentations and more.

Among the morning activities are bird watching, a health walk around campus, a facilities sustainability tour, a campus landscaping video, and a presentation on Katy Prairie Threats and Opportunities.
There are a variety of faculty and student presentations such as “Understanding Climate Change”,” Climate Change in National Parks”, The Logic of Environmentalism”, “Calculating Energy Savings”, “How Terminology Shapes the Environmental Movement”, “Top 10 Things a Student Can Do to Address Sustainable Living” and “Global Climate Change Teach In.”
Among the afternoon activities are an opportunity to visit with community partners (such as HEB, Lakeview Lofts and METRO) and student clubs as well as a wind generator installation ceremony and an electric car showcase.
An additional related activity will be an Adopt-A-Highway clean up from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.Oct. 22. Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. at the LSC-CyFair tennis court parking lot.
All these LSC-CyFair’s events are being held as part of the annual National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Sustainability Day, which is Oct. 20.  Check out events happening nationwide at http://www.campussustainability.info/.
For information on these events or the LSC-CyFair Sustainability Committee, contact Tim Sebesta at 281.290.3918  or via e-mail at Tim.Sebesta@LoneStar.edu.


Here's the full day's schedule

7:00-8:00              Bird Watching at the Outdoor Learning Center - Clay White, Professor of Biology; Tim Sebesta, Professor of Kinesiology, College Center, 152

8:00-8:25              Health Walk Around Campus – Ronnie Nespeca, Professor of Kinesiology, College Center, 152

                                LSC-Cyfair Facilities Tour: How We Address Sustainability – Bob Wilson, Facilities, College Center, 152

8:30-9:10              Video: Landscaping of the LSC-CyFair Campus – Cindy Crow, Administrative Assistant, College Center, 152

9:10-9:50              The Katy Prairie: Threats and Opportunities – Mary Anne Piacentini, Executive Director, Katy Prairie Conservatory, College Center, 152

10:00-10:40         Understanding Climate Change – Sergio Sarmiento, Professor of Geology, College Center, 152

10:00-10:40         Climate Change in National Parks – Leslie Wang, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science, College Center, 151

10:40-11:20         The Logic of Environmentalism - Mark Thorsby, Professor of Philosophy, College Center, 152

11:30-12:00         Calculating Energy Savings – Heather Gamber, Professor of Mathematics, College Center, 152

11:30-1:00           Community Partner and Student Club Tables outside of Room 151 in the College Center

12:10-12:50         How Terminology Shapes the Environmental Movement - Matt Turner, Professor of English, College Center, 152

1:00-1:40              “Top 10 Things a Student Can Do to Address Sustainable Living” – Leslie Wang, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science & Environmental Science Students, College Center, 152

1:40-2:00              Wind Generator Installation Ceremony – Steve Groves, Positive Energy Resources and Richard Gilbert, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Center (MEET IN FRONT OF ARTS BUILDING)

2:00-2:20              Electric Car Showcase– Bill Swann, Electric Vehicle Enthusiast; Richard Gerhold, Adjunc t Professor of Electronics (MEET IN SOUTH PARKING LOT BETWEEN ARTS AND TECH BUILDING)

2:30-4:30              Global Climate Change Teach In – Sergio Sarmiento, Professor of Geology; Sandra Grebe, Professor of Biology, College Center, 152 

Community Partners:  HEB, Lakeview Lofts, METRO


October 22, 2010


8:00-10:00           Adopt-A-Highway – Meet at tennis court parking lot at 8:00 am