The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has designated October as Campus Sustainability Month, and Hollins University’s Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) is sponsoring several events throughout the month in celebration:
Film Screening: Battle for the Barriers
Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
Room 119, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
This documentary examines the efforts to save the barrier lands that protect the shoreline and explores the role of Delaware congressman Tom Evans in this initiative. Now retired, Evans helped write the Coastal Barriers Act of 1982, “the most important environmental law that nobody has ever heard of.”
Thursday, October 15 – Thursday, October 29
During this two-week competition, students can create or join a team and then tackle one of the following challenges: Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Food Options, Alternative Transportation, Trash Reduction, Civic Engagement, or Connect with Earth. Participating teams can collect points to be eligible to win prizes, and the winning team receives a pizza party courtesy of Hollins. EcoChallenge proves that small actions add up to real change – students can register to participate here.
Film Screening: The Future of Food
Friday, October 16, 5:30 p.m.
Moody Dining Hall
Deborah Koons Garcia’s documentary “distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today – genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food – into terms the average person can understand. It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.”
Carvins Cove Trail Clean-Up
The campus group Students for Environmental Action is leading a clean-up of the trail to Carvins Cove. Representatives from the Clean Water Conservancy will be present to give a brief talk on the additional steps Hollins can take to make its carbon footprint smaller.