Campus Sustainability Day, Tuesday, Oct. 25, will highlight the impact of individuals on the environment and Wartburg College’s energy-efficiency efforts.
The events will include drop-in discussions with professors, information booths, energy-saving tips, a presentation on the college’s energy-efficiency projects and a display on Mensa food waste.
“Although we want to focus every day on living a sustainable lifestyle,” said Anne Duncan, Wartburg College sustainability coordinator, “October 25 will have a bit of extra focus. We hope members of the Wartburg community will join us throughout the day for some of the events.”
Duncan encourages the Wartburg community to wear green in support of the “Be Orange, Be Green” sustainability effort. Student senators will give out “I Got Caught” stickers to anyone using a reusable cup or bottle, entering them in a drawing to win a $50 CrawDaddy Outdoors gift card.
Used compact fluorescent lamps, batteries, cellphones, ink cartridges and packing peanuts will be collected for recycling in the north Saemann Student Center lobby.
The schedule includes:
- Discovering your ecological footprint — Drop-in discussions with Dr. Johanna Foster, associate professor of biology, about your “ecological footprint,” and how changing your habits can help sustainability, 9:45-11 a.m., Konditorei.
- Information tables and booths — EARTH, UHaul Car Share Booth, TerraCycle and more in the north Saemann Student Center lobby, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
- You are what you eat, and so is the rest of the world — Drop-in, bring-your-lunch discussions with Dr. Kimran Buckholz, senior lecturer in biology, and Dr. Tammy Faux, associate professor of social work, about how your food choices affect you and global food security, noon-12:45 p.m., McCoy East.
- Sustainability of human-altered landscapes — Dr. David McCullough, professor of biology, will discuss managing lands in a sustainable way, noon-12:45 p.m., Science Center 214.
- Wartburg energy-efficiency projects update — Learn how Wartburg’s $2.4 million effort has saved $24,000 in three months, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Heritage Ballroom.
- Waste not, want not — Plate waste from lunch will be on display, Mensa, 5:15-7 p.m.
- Cut your utility bill — Green Iowa AmeriCorps will offer advice on how to save on utilities when living off campus, 6-7 p.m., Grossmann 131