Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sustainability Events for the Rest of Spring Quarter - Feb 27th-March 3rd

Monday, February 27: Film Series – Carbon Nation, 7pm, MainStreet Cinema
            This film is about climate change solutions.  It is a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic, and national security issues.  Carbon Nation is an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national and energy security, and promotes health and a clean environment.  More information here.
Wednesday, February 29: Lecture Series –  Energy: The Triple Bottom Line, 4pm, Zimmer 400
                This panel discussion will be the first of three examining Energy, Power, and Ohio.  John Stowell, Vice President, Environmental Health & Safety Policy, Duke Energy; Stephen Melink, Founder & President, Melink Corporation; Chris Allwein, Partner, Williams, Allwein & Moser, LLC; and Steven Lesser, commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be discussing energy use, power sources, and the future of energy in Ohio.  Refreshments and time for questions from the audience will be provided.

Thursday, March 1: Workshop Series – Energy Efficiency for Dorms and Apartments, 5pm, Bike Kitchen
            Think don’t need to worry about energy conservation because you live in a dorm or apartment?  Just because you can’t install more insulation in the attic, doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of steps you can take to become more energy efficient.  Susan Vonderhaar, an award winning environmental educator, will be presenting this workshop on practical tips for people living in dormitories and apartments to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint. 

Saturday, March 3: Tour – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Sustainability Projects, 12pm, Meet at CRC Circle
                This engaging tour will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at what makes the Cincinnati Zoo ‘America’s Greenest Zoo’!  Sustainability Coordinator, Sophia Cifuentes, will guide us through the many on-site sustainability projects, from solar panels to permeable pavement to composting ‘zoo doo.’  Space is limited and RSVP to is required!  We will meet at 12pm at the CRC Circle and take a short walk to the zoo for our 1pm tour.  The tour is free, but if participants want to stay afterward to explore the zoo paid admission is required. 

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