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Campus Sustainability Week Events Co-Hosted by Three Higher Education Institutions

October 11, 2012

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Franklin Pierce University (FPU), Keene State College (KSC), and Antioch University New England (AUNE) will co-host various events, open to the general public, as part of Campus Sustainability Week, Oct. 17-25. The events highlight the achievements, as well as the challenges, of students, faculty, and staff members who are integrating sustainability into their institutions and surrounding communities. The emphasis is to connect to new groups and allies on campus, discuss student stories, connect diverse planning efforts, and reach out to external partners to collaborate on sustainability efforts.

The following events will be co-hosted by FPU, KSC, and AUNE:

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Fixing the Future: Building Local Jobs, Income & Sustainability 
7 p.m. Screening & Discussion at The Colonial Theatre, Keene

Tickets: $6.50/students and seniors, $8.50/adults. For more info: http://monadnocklocal.org/fixing-the-future/
A film featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by economic collapse. Onscreen panel features Bill McKibben (350.org founder, author, and FPU 2012 commencement speaker), Majora Carter, Mike Brady, and David Brancaccio.

Thursday, Oct. 18
Beasts of the Southern Wild

6-7 p.m. Live Music by Gumbo Ya Ya Cajun Band
7 p.m. Screening & Discussion at The Colonial Theatre, Keene
Tickets: $6.50/students and seniors, $8.50/adults. For more info: http://www.thecolonial.org/Film.htm
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Campus Sustainability Day at Franklin Pierce University

Spagnuolo Hall, Rindge campus
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Campus Sustainability Fair
Enjoy fair trade coffee, decorate a recycled Frisbee, up-cycle garments using reclaimed fabric, and create a vision for FPU with green voting dots. Displays on energy, housing, recycling, and other FPU projects.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Keynote Address by Dick Henry: Building Climate Change Solutions
Reducing energy use in buildings is the fastest and most economical way to meet the climate challenge. Learn how high performance buildings create healthy communities in which to learn and lead. Dick Henry is the executive director of The Jordan Institute and a leader in building efficiency and climate change solutions.
1:30-2 p.m. Presentations by FPU Sustainability Certificate & Environmental Science Students
Learn about student projects and opportunities on campus.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Campus Sustainability Day at KSC Student Center Atrium
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Campus Sustainability Day Expo

Participate in a water tasting, check out recycling displays, and more.

Thursday, Oct. 25
Campus Sustainability Day at AUNE Community Garden
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Home & Institutional Compost System Demonstration & Workshop at AUNE Community Garden
Help build a composting structure and see a bicycle-powered system for a sustainable community garden.

For more information, contact:
Franklin Pierce University: gerriorj@franklinpierce.edu or (603) 899-4175
Antioch University New England: nsauber@antioch.edu or (603) 283-2344
Keene State College: mjensen@keene.edu or (603) 358-2567

 

 

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