Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
Tier2-6: Sustainability Events

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Gretchen Natter
Director of Center for Public Service
Center for Public Service
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Does the institution hold major events related to sustainability, such as conferences, speaker series, or symposia, that have students as the intended audience?:

A brief description of the event(s):

In 2009-2010, the student Sustainability Program Coordinator organized a series of programs for Common Hour, the bi-weekly lunchtime block for campus-wide programming and guest speakers. The programs were a mix of interactive sessions and dialogues, all aimed at disseminating information about campus sustainability to to the student body. They included student panels, a jeopardy game, and an open workshop for students, faculty, and staff on how to improve collaboration on sustainability efforts. The series also included a lecture by author and environmental activist Howard Ernst.

In 2010-11, the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College also offered a unique program entitled "Troubled Waters: Environmental Security in the 21st Century." This program was offered by Eisenhower Institute Fellow Howard Ernst, Ph.D. The program aims to provide a select group of Gettysburg students with an intensive opportunity to explore and discuss the central concepts of environmental policy, experience the Chesapeake Bay's environmental problems, and interact with the Chesapeake Bay's environmental policy community.

Gettysburg College has also continued to organize Sustainability Week every fall and multiple events to coincide with Earth Day in the spring. Recent events have included an Environmental Film Festival, speakers, local foods dinners, potlucks, and service-learning opportunities.

The website URL where information about the event(s) are available:

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