Go Green Week

Hello all, and happy Go Green Week. With the week coming to an end, there are still a few events that you could participate in. Tonight, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the ACC Ballrooms, there will be a discussion panel. This panel is called Full Lives Small Footprints and we will be hearing from various professors and students about sustainability, happiness, our carbon footprints and a meaningful life. As college kids, we have a lot on our mind when it comes to graduating one day. How are we going to pay our loans, pay rent, buy a car, get a job, etc.?

Coming to this event will provide you with ideas on money and happiness that you may not have considered before. The speakers will include Dr. Ben Darr, Stacia McDermott, Dr. Doug Gambrall, Brenna and Eric Anglada, Catholic Workers, Dr. Lisa Grinde as well as Loras students Louisa Pavlik and Haley O’Brien. This discussion will also explain how living a sustainable life is good for our earth, tying into Go Green Week.

On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, there will be fresh fruit and veggies served in the café topped off with dim lighting to conserve energy.  This brings me to the subject of meat. Even though Lent is over, on Earth Day we challenge you to not eat meat so that for one day we can all lessen our carbon footprint at Loras.

Obviously as your Student Solid Waste Educator, I must encourage you to focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling this week especially. But you already know that because you’re all smart Duhawks.

For more info on Go Green Week, email haley.obrien@loras.edu. You can also like our Facebook page, “Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency,” or the “Sustainable Loras page.”  Let’s talk trash.

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