Brief: Green groups show alternatives

Evan Parker and Evan Parker

In an effort to promote sustainability awareness, local organizations and businesses will be on west campus from Nov. 7-10, and will provide information and demonstrations relating to sustainability and conservation.

The event, which is sponsored by the City College Student Sustainability Coalition and Phi Theta Kappa, will have a different theme each day of the week.

Monday was transportation day, featuring alternate methods for transportation. Tuesday focused on ecological responsibility. Today’s concerns are food, highlighting organic gardening, herbal remedies, solar ovens, horticulture, and permaculture.

Samples of organic food will be cooked in a solar oven, as well as a bake sale with organic foods. Thursday’s theme is about alternative energy resources such as solar panels, wind power, thermo-energy, and bike-powered generators.

Students can find out how sustainable the campus is, what projects are planned for the future, and how they can get involved.

The coalition has discussed plans with architects and administrators to increase conservation on campus, including the School of Media Arts’ new building.

“We’re looking at the building as an ecological system to decrease the impact on our environment, while at the same time keeping up with educational standards,” said Dr. Adam Green, professor of biological sciences.

For more information call Sarah Freeman 259-7443, or Roberto Casanueva 637-5711.