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Sustainability Week 2014

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | April 2, 2014 | No Comment |

Sustainability Week 2014

From April 7 to April 12, 2014, the Office of Sustainability will facilitate events on campus for the third annual Sustainability Week.

Monday 4/7

“Green Infrastructure, Groundwater, and the Sustainable City Pattern” with Dr. Larry Band

4:00 p.m. – New Science Center Auditorium

Hosted by the Masters of Environmental Studies Program

Sustainability and Greek Week Kickoff Event

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Stern Gardens

Free fun, food, and games to celebrate the start of Sustainability Week and Greek Week. The event will include a local food cook-off competition with the Greek organizations, sustainable photo booth sponsored by Lowcountry Local First, transportation expo, and outdoor games.

Tuesday 4/8

Campus Waste Audit by Alliance for Planet Earth

6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Cougar Mall

Hosted by Alliance for Planet Earth, the annual Cougar Mall waste audit sorts all of the waste of one dumpster at the College to determine the amount that could have been recycled or composted.

Wednesday 4/9

Local Food Pop Up Restaurant with Dining Services

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Cougar Mall

Featuring locally source food from GrowFood Carolina, Dining Services is sponsoring a Pop Up Restaurant in Cougar Mall from 11am-1pm.

Dr. Vandana Shiva Keynote Discussion: “Earth Democracy and Ecofeminism”

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Alumni Memorial Hall

Join the Office of Sustainability on Wednesday, April 9th at 5:30pm to welcome internationally renowned author and speaker Dr. Vandana Shiva to the College of Charleston. The keynote speaker of the College’s annual Sustainability Week, Shiva is a social and environmental activist that has authored more than twenty works on issues of globalization, gender rights, justice, ecofeminism, and agriculture. Holding degrees in both physics and philosophy, Shiva has earned global recognition for her work to promote sustainable practices, as well as the protection of biodiversity and the rights of local communities. The private reception for this event is hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center.

Thursday 4/10

How to “Quick Pickle” Workshop

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Office of Sustainability

Learn how to keep fresh vegetables longer by quick-pickling local produce. Hosted by Cait Etherton of Ambrose Farms and RJ Dye, this workshop will be held at the Sustainability Office (284 King Street). The Office of Sustainability will supply all materials. Space is limited; please RSVP on the Office of Sustainability Facebook page.

Friday 4/11

Urban Garden Workday: “Seed Saving and Planting by the Lunar Cycle”

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Political Science Courtyard

Attendees will learn the importance of seed saving and the positive effects of planting by the lunar cycle. We will also have a special focus on oral traditions and native practices. This event will take place the day after Dr. Vandana Shiva’s lecture; apply her discussion at our urban garden!

Relay for Life Event

6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Johnson Hagood Stadium

Relay For Life is a fundraiser event put on through the American Cancer Society. College students from all universities in the Charleston area join teams and fundraise together to reach an total event goal which is donated the the American Cancer Society. The Office has sponsored a team, Sustain CofC, which invites all who are interested in sustainability/public health/ environmental health to join our team and come out for a rousing night of fundraising. To sign up go to relayforlife.org and search Sustain CofC. There, you can sign up to be a member of the team ($10) or just come to the event and show your support!

Saturday 4/12

Spring into Service Event with the Center for Civic Engagement: Oyster Habitat Rebuild with SCORE

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Students will restore oyster beds with a local organization, sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement. Transportation is provided. Please email volunteer@cofc.edu to register.

GrowFood Carolina Workshop

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – GrowFood Carolina

Learn how to grow fruit in small places with Kimberly Douglas, Sara Clow, and Sharon Coke of GrowFood Carolina. Vertical espalier and grafting techniques for fruit trees will be discussed. The event will be held at GrowFood Carolina (990 Morrison Drive).

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