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Learn about Birds, Trees, Energy, Sustainable Eating and More during Campus Sustainability Day Oct. 25

Campus Sustainability Day Join college faculty, staff and students for Campus Sustainability Day being held Tuesday, Oct. 25.

College faculty from multiple disciplines – biology, geology, kinesiology, math, philosophy and environmental science – as well as staff and student club members have planned a day of activities, presentations and more.

Among the activities are bird watching, a morning health walk and afternoon tree walk around campus as well as a campus landscaping video.

There are a variety of faculty and student presentations such as “The Man Who Planted Trees” video and discussion; “Understanding El Niño and Climate Variability”; “Eating Sustainably: Making Sense of  ‘Organic’, ‘Local’, ‘Grass-Fed’, ‘Farm-Raised’ and other Food Options”; “Eating Sustainably: A Conversation About Food”; “The Importance of Trees” and ‘Calculating Energy Savings.”

All presentations will be held in the Center for Academic and Student Affairs (CASA) room 110.

Two additional events are planned as well. A presentation titled “The Ethics of Ecology” will be held Oct. 26 in CASA room 110. An Adopt-A-Highway clean up will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 28. 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. 26. Check out events happening nationwide at www.aashe.org/campus-sustainability-day.

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.

Agenda

October 25, 2011
7:00-7:50 Bird Watching at the Outdoor Learning Center - Jeffrey Mohamed, Program Manager (ESL/CELTA)
8:00-8:25 Health Walk Around Campus - Ronnie Nespeca, Professor of Kinesiology
8:30-9:10 Video: The Man Who Planted Trees - Tim Sebesta, Professor of Kinesiology
10:00-10:40 Video: Landscaping of the LSC-CyFair Campus - Cindy Crow, Administrative Assistant
10:40-11:20 Understanding El Niño and Climate Variability - Dr. Sergio Sarmiento, Professor of Geology
11:30-12:10 Eating Sustainably: Making Sense of 'Organic', 'Local', 'Grass-Fed, 'Farm-Raised' and other Food Options - Leslie Wang, Professor of Environmental Science & Environmental Science Students
12:10-12:40 Eating Sustainably: A Conversation About Food - LSC-CyFair Environmental Club Students, Environmental Science
1:00-1:40 The Importance of Trees - Jessica Armenta, Professor of Biology; Marisol Hall, Professor of Biology
1:40-2:20 Calculating Energy Savings - Heather Gamber, Professor of Mathematics
2:30-4:00 Take a Tree Walk - Explore the diversity of trees and learn about the ecological impacts caused by the drought. - Clay White, Professor – Biology

October 26, 2011
4:00-6:00 The Ethics of Ecology - Mark Thorsby, Professor – Philosophy; Clay White, Professor – Biology; Leslie Wang, Professor of Environmental Science

October 28, 2011
8:00-10:00 Adopt-A-Highway - Meet at the tennis court parking lot at 8:00 a.m.