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Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2012
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Eastern Connecticut State University
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Norma Vivar
Assistant to the Chair of Sustainable Energy Science
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

Each spring is known as "Earth semester" at Eastern. A variety of events are planned to celebrate Earth Day every day throughout the semester.

One annual tradition is to suggest a book related to environmental issues and sustainability. Towards the end of the semester, a book discussion is held for the first people who committed to reading the selected title. Some titles from previous Earth Semester book clubs are: The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan, and No Impact Man, by Colin Beavan.

Another activity has been a student research symposium, where student research in sustainability was showcased and judged. Earth Semester Reasearch awards have been given for the selected group projects.


The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
The Road Washes Out In Spring, by Baron Wormser. The theme is about living simply

The website URL where information about the theme is available:
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