Black Hills State University will observe its second annual Campus Sustainability Day Wednesday, Oct. 22, events include a webcast and information fair.

The webcast, “Campus Sustainability Day VI: Climate Realities, Challenges and Progress in Higher Education,” will be held in the Governor’s Electronic Classroom (GEC) in the basement of the E.Y. Berry Library Learning Center, room 009 from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The interactive webcast will feature Andrew Revkin, science reporter for The New York Times; Richard Moss, vice president and managing director for Climate Change for the World Wildlife Fund-US; Anthony Cortese, president of Second Nature, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making healthy, just, and sustainable action a foundation of higher education; and Jessy Tolkan, executive director of programs for the Energy Action Coalition. The panelists will discuss the latest scientific information on climate change and the convergence of campus staff, faculty, and student activity in efforts to address climate change and sustainability on campuses.

The webcast is open to the public and free of charge. Participants will have the opportunity to submit text questions to the panelists during the nationwide live program.

A sustainability information fair will be held in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union lobby from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Booths participating in the fair include: Low energy rammed earth house by Nancy Kile; Student Union Project – LEED Silver certification items/new recycling program; BHSU Bookstore; Campus Bike Program/Carpooling; Prairie Hills Transit; Black Hills Power and Light; BHSU Outdoor Education; Tobacco Cessation; People for the Ethical Treatment of the Environment (P.E.T.E.); Black Hills Forest Products; and A’viands (BHSU dining services). A’viands will offer free refills all day on the large plastic refillable glasses that are available for purchase in the Marketplace.

As part of BHSU’s commitment to sustainability and to educating students and the community on the topic, Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU president, will hold a luncheon Monday, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m. in the little dining room of Pangburn Hall on the BHSU campus. Schallenkamp will discuss current Go Green initiatives on campus, as well as future sustainability efforts.

For more information contact Donna Vanden Hoek, BHSU Business Office, at 642-6512 or DonnaVandenHoek@BHSU.edu.