National Sustainability Education Week Events

| October 28, 2011

Webster University: National Sustainability Education Week, Nov. 7-10, 2011

National Sustainability Education Week is a time to celebrate what communities are already doing to educate for sustainability and to mobilize others to join in this work. In celebration, Webster University’s School of Education, George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, and the Webster Students for Environmental Sustainability are sponsoring activities throughout the week to generate awareness about sustainability issues and catalyze action among our students, faculty and staff.

Monday, Nov. 7 – “Meatless Monday”

Sodexho has enthusiastically agreed to offer predominately meatless lunches to help us underscore the excessive use of resources to raise livestock (e.g. 2500 gallons of water for one pound of meat).

Tuesday, Nov. 8: “Count your Water”

The campus halls and walkways will display messages about melting glaciers, runoff into streams/agriculture, rain barrels, tips on water conservation, dams, and tours of the Rain Gardens on campus.

Also there will be a film screening: Patagonia Rising – Winifred Moore Theatre, 4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9 – “Carbon Footprint”

Action project: Campus Leaf Raking, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. – All members of the Webster community are invited to help clear the campus of leaves without leafblowers! Locations around campus will be announced the day before. BYOR (Bring your own rake). Seasonal, plant-based snacks provided for participants. Ticket to redeem snacks provided at leaf-raking sites.

Also…Alternative transportation

  • TrailNet presentation, 12 p.m., location TBD
  • TrailNet exhibit, bicycle helmet fittings, alternative transportation options. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., outside Marletto’s on the patio
  • RideShare & Carpooling Social Web Applications that can assist in locating rides around town

Film Screening: Carbon Nation – Winifred Moore Theatre, 3-4 p.m.

Thursday, November 10 – “Civility – Pass it on”

The role of anonymous giving and good deeds in society for contributing to social sustainability. Anonymous giving “good deeds” cards with Charter for Compassion.

Film Screening: The Economics of Happiness – Winifred Moore Theatre, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Questions? Direct inquiries to Lori Diefenbacher or Brad Wolaver.

Category: St. Louis Campus News, Student Affairs and News, Webster Events

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  1. Cheryl Fritz says:

    Environmental wellness is also a dimension of our Webster Wellness vision!  In particular, being aware as well as engaging in efforts on an individual and community basis.  Thank you all for your initiative and I hope you get great support and engagement this week in your efforts!

  2. What a great idea!  Having just been to Webster Groves I think there is a need for alternative transportation options.  Here’s a pause for thought – perhaps solar or wind charging stations could be eventually installed at special places for electric cars only!  Got an electric car – get a better parking spot and recharge! Population can use more sustainable/less polluting and quieter cars while maintaining the Webster Groves quality of life, and drivers can still use cars- just smaller.  Cheers and good luck! I rake in spirit in Geneva (and in my yard…)