Black Hills State University will be participating in “National Campus Sustainability Day” Wednesday, Oct. 24 to inform the community and BHSU students about what is being done on campus and in Spearfish to decrease its impact on the environment.
An information fair will be held on the campus green from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. featuring demonstrations and informational booths as well as tours of the LEED® Certified David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union and the Life Sciences Laboratory. From 12 – 1:30 p.m. will be a keynote presentation by Second Nature – a group which educates students about how to prepare for the changing climate. The presentation will be held at Club Buzz.
Oct. 24 will also mark the launch of a campus-wide contest to further improve BHSU’s sustainability. Student groups will submit ideas on which changes should be made. The winning group’s idea will be put into practice, and the group will be given the chance to attend the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
Wednesday, October 24th Schedule of Events:
8-9 a.m. - Free cup of coffee for anyone who brings a reusable container to the Student Union Atrium
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Information & Demonstrations on the Campus Green
-Solar Oven Baking (weather permitting)
-Campus Garden Information
-BHSU Bike Program
-Bio-Diesel/Recycled Fryer Oil
-BHSU Bookstore’s Used Book Program
-Information about Make-A-Difference Day - Oct 27
-Tours of the LEED® Certified Student Union and Life Sciences
12 - 1:30 p.m. -Keynote Broadcast by Second Nature: Preparing Students for a Changing Climate
Will be held at Club Buzz. For more information on Second Nature visit secondnature.org/csd
Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Campus Sustainability Day with a live panel discussing the role colleges and universities must play in creating sustainability education for all students which prepares the next generation of leaders to lead a just, healthy, and sustainable society. How can colleges and universities prepare students for a changing climate, society, and economy through sustainability education?
Featuring Dr. Geoffrey Chase, leader of the Ponderosa Project, Julie Elzanati, Director of the Illinois Green Economy Network, Neil Weissman, Provost of Dickinson College, and Debera Johnson, founder of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation, this panel invites questions from the audience to discuss best practices for creating ecological curriculum, advancing experiential and living laboratory learning, and engaging faculty and the surrounding community in meaningful and critical education.
This is a live, interactive event! Panelists will base their discussion on questions provided by you - the audience - during the panel, and will be screened using live video in Google+ Hangouts on Air. Institutions are encouraged to participate in the keynote broadcast as a way to jumpstart regional conversations.