Gettysburg College celebrates Sustainability Week Oct. 19-24

During Sustainability Week, Oct. 19 to 24, Gettysburg College will celebrate with a wide range of activities including lectures, films, public service opportunities, and a community rally Oct. 24 to support 350.org International Climate Day of Action.

Numerous campus entities are involved including the Gettysburg Environmental Concerns Organization (GECO), Department of Environmental Studies, and Center for Public Service (CPS). Gettysburg College has an entire website dedicated to sustainability.

Monday, Oct. 19
GECO Film Series, "King Korn," 8 p.m. in Masters Hall Room 208

Tuesday, Oct. 20
Dr. Shari Gearheard lecture, "Inuit and Environmental Change in Nunavut, Canada," 11:30 a.m. in CUB Room 260

Wednesday, Oct. 21, Campus Sustainability Day
Campus Sustainability Forum, 4 p.m. in CUB Room 260
GECO Film Series "Greening of Southie," 8PM in Masters Hall Room 208

Thursday, Oct. 22
Hundred Mile Meal, 5 p.m. in the Dining Center, sponsored by Farmhouse
Taste the flavors of food grown within a 100-mile radius of Gettysburg College

Friday, Oct. 23
Family Weekend Service Opportunities: Building Sustainable Communities

Farmhouse Open House and Potluck, 5 to 7 p.m. in Farmhouse
A student theme house dedicated to the promotion of sustainability and social justice, Farmhouse is located at the intersection of West Lincoln Avenue and Carlisle Street.

GECO Film Series, "Everything's Cool," 8 p.m. in Masters Hall Room 208.

Saturday, Oct. 24
Gettysburg Farmer's Market, 7 a.m. to noon, Lincoln Square in Gettysburg

350.org International Climate Day of Action Community Rally, 3:15 p.m. on Stine Lake in front of Musselman Library

In addition to Sustainability Week, Gettysburg College recently received a grade of B on the Sustainability Report Card. This is up from a grade of C+ a year ago. The Sustainability Report Card grades institutions in a variety of categories including administration, change and energy, food and recycling, green building, student involvement, transportation, endowment transparency, investment priorities, and shareholder engagement.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,500, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations

 

Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2009

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